New International ‘Suicide Squad’ Trailer is Just Kind of Trying Too Hard

Look, don’t get me wrong, I’m keeping an open mind about Suicide Squad, I really am. And while I kind of liked the look right off the bat, there’s just something that doesn’t really jive with me with the trailers. Maybe it’s the constant re-use of the Wayne’s World soundtrack, or the same “sexy” shots of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn… I’m not sure. The press surrounding Jared Leto’s Joker definitely doesn’t help, as it seems like their inspiration was my least favorite iterations of the Joker.

So I sit here, looking at this new international trailer, just kind of “meh” about the whole thing.

I mean, hopefully I’m wrong — it’s a movie I really want to like. It just feels like it’s trying super hard to be “edgy,” and maybe it’s just too much. But again, hopefully I’m wrong.

Suicide Squad comes to US theaters August 5, 2016.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”