Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures
It was the trailer release heard 'round the world! Sort of.
After attendees at Comic Con were buzzing about the sneak peek to the new Suicide Squad trailer over the weekend (and a casual leak of a bootleg version), Warner Brothers was forced to decided to offer up the trailer to the rest of the public. And while it's certainly garnering a whole lot of buzz, it may not be exactly the buzz filmmakers were looking for.
The trailer gives the audience good long looks at Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as The Joker, as well as Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman and even what might be Ben Affleck. But it also gives the audience something else: Nightmares. The movie first look takes on a decidedly creepy tone (complete with even creepier soundtrack), and it's one that isn't sitting too well with more than a few fans.
So what's the problem exactly? It seems that the audience just doesn't really know what the heck is going on. It's worth noting that filming barely wrapped before this first-look trailer was put together, but leave it to Twitter not to give a filmmaker a break. There are also seriously mixed feelings about Leto's Joker—following up Heath Ledger was never going to be easy.
That being said, there's also a sizable portion or movie watchers who are choosing to look on the bright side. And they're psyched for DC Comic action. But first, let's look at the naysayers.
I wonder what the director of Suicide Squad has done befo-ohhhhhh... pic.twitter.com/tLqSBOjEe6— Chris Person (@Papapishu) July 13, 2015
Oddly enough the only redeeming part of that Suicide Squad trailer is the Joker— Brennan Universe (@GREATBLACKOTAKU) July 13, 2015
Don't want to criticize Suicide Squad before anyone has even seen it, but that trailer looks like it's for Hot Topic: The Motion Picture.— David Landon (@futureprobe1982) July 13, 2015
I just found out that Jai Courtney is in Suicide Squad and fell asleep with my eyes open.— Josh Spiegel (@mousterpiece) July 13, 2015
That Joker reveal in the Suicide Squad trailer is proof that people at Comic-Con will literally applaud anything.— Maggie Serota (@maggieserota) July 13, 2015
Suicide squad is gonna suuuuuuck— Jamie Iovine (@Jamie_iovine) July 13, 2015
Well Suicide Squad sure looks unpleasant— your pal ched (@royalpizzaboy) July 13, 2015
Suicide Squad is doing nothing for me. Am I done with the comic book movie thing? Or is it just DC?— Daniel Zuccarelli (@perpetualgeek) July 13, 2015
suicide squad trailer. harley doesn't have an accent. why must dc hate fun— Jeremy Baker (@GameBuddy) July 13, 2015
Tbh the movie Suicide Squad looks unbelievable but they are going to slaughter the character archetypes from the comic books— Ted Bomer (@TedsRemorse) July 13, 2015
Not to be outdone when it comes to hyperbole, we now give you The Positive Peeps. (Yes, that is their official name).
Suicide Squad looks dope. Joker looks lame af.— gibson. (@Justgibsonnn) July 13, 2015
suicide squad looks amazing it's gonna generate so much interest in DC comics possibly blast marvel back a bit— leah (@weIIingtonkiss) July 13, 2015
THE SUICIDE SQUAD TRAILER IS THE BOMB DOT COM OMG IT KILLS ME THAT I HAVE TO WAIT!!! ???— R/?CHEL (@RachelWazEre) July 13, 2015
the more I watch the Suicide Squad trailer the less sure I'm doing so ironically— Angelina L.B. (@albinwonderland) July 13, 2015
And the award goes to Suicide Squad for the best choice of trailer music this year.— Jake Baldino (@JakeBaldino) July 13, 2015
For me, diversity, levity and weirdness makes Suicide Squad the perfect antidote to that one-note Bats v Supes trailer.— Lucy O'Brien (@Luceobrien) July 13, 2015
lol considering the fact filming on Suicide Squad started in April that trailer was pretty sweet— Ashley Nicole (@geeksandcleats) July 13, 2015
Guys, I need to share something because I'm scared, confused, and really upset right now. So here it is. I liked the Suicide Squad trailer— Chase Magnett (@ReverendMagnett) July 13, 2015
VIOLA DAVIS IS PLAYING AMANDA WALLER IN THE SUICIDE SQUAD. Dream casting. I AM YELLING— Part Time Bruja (@CMartinezClass) July 13, 2015
And then there were the folks with sentiments just as wacky as the movie itself. Nothing brings out the weirdos like, well, weirdos!
lois i just saw the suicide squad trailer and now i'm feeling like a freak on a leash— Clark Kent (@CK1Blogs) July 13, 2015
Suicide Squad looks like Matrix: Reloaded, but at the same time, it has Jared Leto as The Joker.— Jon Daly (@jondaly) July 13, 2015
There should be a minion in the Suicide Squad.— Chris Schleicher (@cschleichsrun) July 13, 2015
Suicide Squad trailer is as exciting as day-old oatmeal, but I'm 100% on board if Will Smith does a Suicide Squad rap.— Wonderella (@wonderella) July 13, 2015
"So we're some kind of Suicide Squad." Will Smith looks at the audience through the camera. He winks and mouths "This one's for you Jayden."— Kelly Harrass (@comicgeekelly) July 13, 2015