can someone decipher this mess?
Suicide Squad is a team made up of supervillains who are given a chance to go on missions by the government in exchange for having years taken off their prison sentences. The feds treat them as expendable since no one gives a shit if criminals die or not, and the missions they go on usually result in heavy casualties.
It shouldn't be a tough premise for, say, a major movie studio to explain if given three minutes to do so.
What I don't understand is the tendency to release trailers for movies that won't even be out in a year. I can't remember when Watchmen trailer was released vs. the movie, but people hated it before it came out and as far as I know will still never see it. Sure, one of them is a beloved graphic novel that the writer himself he'd never see and the other's a mostly forgotten spinoff, but people are going to argue about the movie for a year now. And who knows? Maybe it is really good! I had no intention to see Watchmen due to the fanboy hate (yes, I am a Watchmen fanboy, I don't think anybody is really that much of a Suicide fanboy) but the barrage of "this sucks" and "this is awesome" was enough in just a few short months for me to not really care any more.
I do understand with Star Wars though, or any other franchise that really needs a reboot, but this? I dunno. Everybody will have forgotten or decided it sucks by the time it comes out and DC will be scratching their heads as to why nobody saw a legitimate attempt at creating a new, more realistic universe for their lesser known (and often stupid) characters to play around in.
is that supposed to be Joker at the end?
Yeah it's one of the Jokers.. I don't really follow comics but didn't Jokers kind of work like Robins after a while? Joker was killed in the Reagan years so the Heath Leger Joker was a different one.. I dunno. Rest in peace Heath, but don't spin too hard in your grave about this guy.. :(
Nope, there's only ever been one Joker. He does change his look from time to time, but never to anything this retarded.
He also ages in reverse. Like a demented Benjamin Button.
check out the entirely inane forehead tatt.
I am thrilled to see Annie Lennox play the Joker. I just wish she had her own movie, or a version of this one with actors in it.
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Finally, a joker that resonates with my white-trash, meth head, juggalo roots.
I like how the gibbering morons that comprise most comic fans these days were so OMG EPIC WINZ LOL RANDOM about this teaser, incapable of admitting you could literally cast almost ANYONE in these roles and it wouldn't matter. All the dumb, blubbery, buttery, fedora-capped comments about how "OMG HARLEY QUINN WAS CAST SO WELL!!!"
A fucking real doll could have been put in the role and it would make no difference. In fact, it might be an upgrade.
Having seen Lars and the Real Girl, I have to say that sex dolls generally demand a higher caliber script than this movie presents. They may be silicone fuck holes, but they're not white trash.
I don't think Harley was ever even in Task Force X, but I didn't read a lot of it. That being said, Lars and the Real Girl should be somehow made to play over this vomit. It's a poe movie if there ever was one in the best possible way. That's Jared Leto by the way, but Ryan Gosling apparently was offered a role too.. I dunno.. then I would've watched it :)
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That was the least convincing Joker Ive ever seen. That said, I just read comics as a teenager and then outgrew this silliness, but dammit that is the least convincing Joker in the history of Jokers. Joker wants to fucking KILL you, not hurt you. That's what makes him scary and unpredictable.
Oh god, I sound like one of them.
This movie looks like the late 90s had vomited forward into the future and the vomit is just now reaching its destination.
Way way back as a young'un in the late 80s/ very early 90s, the local drug store down the corner carried X-Men, Sandman, Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol, Animal Man, and Suicide Squad. God knows why their comics were so adult-oriented or why they were letting a little eight year old buy them under the nose of his parents, but I grew up on Suicide Squad.
The keys to Suicide Squad are Deadshot, Rick Flagg, Captain Boomerang, and Amanda Waller.
Absolutely everyone else is either expendable or, in this case, a tedious addition that doesn't need to be there.
Bonus question: why does the Asian woman wear the flag of Japan as a mask? We need to remind the audience she's really really Asian?
And frankly, it wasn't like Suicide Squad comics were all that great. I suppose they were novel because they were one of the only comics willing to permanently kill off half the cast at the drop of a hat and not bring them back.
But you know, if your name is Condiment King and your super power is to spray ketchup and you've not been in any issues up to this point, it was a safe bet you were dying within the next two issues.
What was novel was Amanda Waller. She was a big black woman in charge of shit who didn't take no lip and would beat the shit out of you in front of your own mother for sassing her.
You already have, Jared. You already have.
If there's one thing that'll get kids excited for our new superhero movie, it's a hideous Bee Gees cover.
The DC/Marvel movies war in the comments.
It's almost like the people in charge of DC film properties heard all of the WAAH DC'S MOVIES ARE TOO GRIM AND GRITTY AND DARK crankypantsing and went "let's turn this one up by x10".
Don't give them too much credit. I think Zach Snyder just played through Shadow the Hedgehog one day and decided that game's tone should be the basis for all modern cinema.
Well, this could've been fun.
If enough people dress up as these guys for Halloween this year it might actually kick start the Dark Carnival.
Wow! The Joker is really "sporting" a "dope" "grill" and some "phat" "ink"!!!
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