First Glance: “The Suicide Squad”

DC and Warner Brothers dropped a new trailer for their upcoming superhero-ish action film “The Suicide Squad”. Many of us remember their last effort, the disastrous 2016 film led by Will Smith and directed by David Ayer. This is considered a direct sequel to that film but with an alleged different approach. This one is helmed by James Gunn who’s known well in superhero movie circles as the man behind Marvel’s two “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies. Here he tries his hand with a new team comprised of villains brought together to save the world.

Nothing about this new film has excited me with the exception of some interesting bits of casting. I love seeing Idris Elba leading the team. And of course Viola Davis, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, and Jai Courtney return. Some new faces include John Cena, Peter Capaldi, David Dastmalchian, Michael Rooker, Alice Braga, and Sean Gunn among others. We even get Sylvester Stallone voicing a talking shark! I’m still not sold on its aggressively snarky comedy angle which could be either really funny or an annoying crutch. But I’m still going to give it a look.

“The Suicide Squad” premieres August 6th in theaters and streaming on HBO Max. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

8 thoughts on “First Glance: “The Suicide Squad”

  1. I’m completely uninterested. I’m soo bleeping tired of not just sequels but sequels that pose as correctives. And 2016 wasn’t THAT long ago. This keeps giving me deja vu, I swear this movie has already come out.

    That said, hopefully it offers something to fans in anticipation of it. Of something maybe better than the farce Ayers created

  2. This looks way more interesting and totally bonkers. I think James Gunn is the one person who is willing to get it right and… doesn’t take himself seriously. Plus, David Ayers is a bitch.

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