Hey 3.5 Readers,
BQB here with some thoughts on the Suicide Squad trailer:
The official story is this trailer was only intended for Comic Con but DC decided to release it because nerds had pirated it and distributed it so they figured they might as well put out a quality version.
If you’re a nerd who isn’t in the know, the Suicide Squad is basically DC’s version of Dirty Dozen.
Based on a DC comic series of the same name, the government forces/recruits the DC villains (mostly Batman’s enemies) to use their evil powers for good, sending them on high-risk, practically suicidal missions.
Overall, the footage looks great and Jared Leto, in my opinion, looks like he’s going to be a better Joker than I’d originally given him credit for.
Like most geeks, I’m a big Harley Quinn fan. If you’re not a nerd, Harley is the Joker’s girlfriend who got her start in the 1990’s Batman: The Animated Series.
Why do we love Harley? Because she’s so hilariously over the top. Now, I get that when there’s an attempt to make a serious movie, she can’t be running around in a full harlequin outfit with a massive novelty hammer to bonk people over the head with but come on, at least do the “Harley” voice.
Judging by this footage, they movie’s going with a half-powered Harley. Harley at 50%. She’s sort of got the voice a little, she’s a bit out there, but she’s not bouncing off the walls.
All I can say is if she doesn’t say “Hiya Puddin!” or call the Joker “Mr. J,” there’s going to be a nerd revolt.
DC’s definitely trying to pull a Marvel. Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad both come out next year and assumably it will all lead up to the Justice League giving evildoers what for.
What say you, 3.5 readers?