Last week we were graced with the presence of a new official "Suicide Squad" trailer. With over 26 million views on YouTube, it's safe to say that the buzz for this DC movie is gaining a lot of steam. Many that have watched the trailer have had mixed feelings, but the response has been positive over all.
Of course the first thing most people are looking at in this trailer is Harley Quinn and the Joker. I was pleasantly surprised at how little the trailer actually focused on them. Almost everyone on the squad had a chance to shine, and Joker and Harley appearances didn't overshadow the fact that this is an ensemble movie. If the trailer is an indication, I think that it will be lovely to see everyone have their time in the spotlight and not have the entire film just be the Joker and Harley show.
Quite a few people have become more wary of Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn since the trailer was released. Though I agree that some of her jokes didn't land very well, like the one about the voices, there are some beautiful moments where I believe she will be a wonderful Harley. Her focus and intensity look wonderful during the action sequences, and I couldn't help but smile as she waved to the camera as she was going up the elevator. I'm interested to see where Robbie is going to take the role of Harley Quinn throughout the entire film. I also am anxious to see how they portray the Joker and Harley's relationship.
I've been a fan of Jared Leto as the Joker from day one,and this new trailer just solidified that opinion for me. I know it may change when I see the full movie, but I'm loving his performance so far. I feel like he's showing a really nice range and he's going to take the Joker in a nice multidimensional direction. Even in the trailer you see moments of him being the happy over the top Joker, and then being the really intense and chilling Joker that Heath Ledger did so well. I adored the moment where Joker was laying on the floor surrounded by his weapons, and I think this movie is going to be beautifully shot.
As I mentioned before, the trailer wasn't just the Joker and Harley show, and I really enjoyed that. You see wonderful glimpses of Deadshot, Killer Croc, Enchantress and Captain Boomerang. From what I've seen I feel like Will Smith is going to do a great job bringing Deadshot to life, and he's going to make the viewer sympathize with the character well. Jai Courtney looks like he is going to absolutely nail Captain Boomerang, and the shot of him dodging bullets while opening a beer was priceless.
Judging by the trailer I think that "Suicide Squad" is going to be a fun time all around. Whether you believe Margot Robbie will be a good Harley or not, I think that all of the performances look like they're going to be fantastic. The film seems beautifully shot, and I'm loving the posters that have been released as well. I can't wait to see what this film is going to bring to the comic book movie genre.