It opens with Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) getting put into his Arkham Asylum cell, or so I presume. We then get a good look at some of the members of the Squad in their own cells; all calm before the chaotic storm of insanity that is this trailer. Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) drinking a cup of tea, Deadshot (Will Smith) looking out his rainy window, El Diablo (Jay Hernandez) emerging from the darkness and Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) getting some gains on in his cell. The trailer really excels at setting up the characters to the general audience. After all, they are a bunch of bad guys and the trailer does a perfect job by continually showing and telling you that this group ain’t the ‘save a falling cat out of a tree’ type. It’s going to be a refreshing change of pace in the already crowded lot of comic book films in 2016.
David Ayer also looks like he’s done a fantastic job with the visuals for the film, each shot looking beautifully crafted with a neon colour palette that hasn’t really been seen in a DC film before. No shaky cam here. The trailer did a good job at showing just enough to intrigue us without ruining scenes or plot elements that we don’t want ruined…I’m looking at you, Batman v Superman. We don’t know who the villain is, it does seem like the Joker and he may be the one behind all of the chaos but those bright creature’s sure do intrigue me, Enchantress (Cara Delevigne) maybe? We’ll have to see. Part of this is due to the amazing editing of the trailer, so to whoever edited this trailer, bravo, Sir or Madam, each beat of Bohemian Rhapsody synced in time with footage is just a marvel to watch.
Overall, DC did a phenomenal job, it’s pretty much a perfect trailer and has me insanely excited for Suicide Squad as well as reviving my excitement for the entire line of upcoming DC films. August, you better get here quick. The trailer can be viewed below and Suicide Squad hits Australian theatres on August 4th.