Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was “divisive,” which is to say some critics nearly unanimously tore it to ribbons while others leapt to its defense online (though its B CinemaScore – the same as Catwoman and Green Lantern – suggests that reviewers weren’t the only ones unhappy with the movie).
Regardless, Suicide Squad is continuing to look more and more like a slam-dunk for Warner Bros. and DC Comics. It has a terrific cast of characters to play with, a much more energetic and fun tone than BvS, and – best of all – a killer director in David Ayer.
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And so even though the international trailer for the flick doesn’t diverge all that sharply from the trailer heard ’round the world that dropped in January, it’s certainly worth watching again. Margot Robbie’s lovably insane Harley Quinn, Jared Leto’s maniacal Joker, Will Smith’s cool and collected Deadshot, and the rest of the squad have a way of making the preview’s two minutes fly by. Who’d have figured?
What the international trailer does have is a barrage of quick-hit snippets hitherto kept under wraps – of Katana (Karen Fukuhara) and Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) causing some damage, the human side of Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress, and a little bit more Joker. The “Bohemian Rhapsody” soundtrack is sped up a little here as well. None of the ballad makes the cut, but the lurid beauty of these characters is still fully preserved.
Suicide Squad arrives August 5th.