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The Suicide Squad Trailer Looks…Interesting

With Comic-Con over we await all of the leaked Hall H footage that we know was being recorded despite the clear instructions to not do so. While there was never going to be a trailer for Star-Wars, plenty of the superhero films were debuting trailers and footage, which was plenty to get excited for. At this point, it looks like the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer has found its way to the web along with the Suicide Squad trailer. After some attempted crowd control, WB has accepted that they cannot stop  the leak and, while they are clearly frustrated about it, they have done the smart thing and released the trailer in high quality.

The DC movies got off to a rough start with Man of Steel, which many people went to see but walked away feeling disappointed. Now DC is moving forward with their full universe and plans to follow up Man of Steel with Batman v. Superman in March of 2016 and then Suicide Squad that following August. So the trailer for both of these movies is out, and both look very interesting, but Suicide Squad will be the bigger risk.

Although the film features some of the most popular DC villains, some casting decisions seem like a gamble, but here are my thoughts on the trailer.

I’m going to love Viola Davis as Amanda Waller because she has the personality and intimidation that the character needs to have. As for the rest of the cast, I’m not a huge fan of the Harley Quinn look; not that I wanted it to completely match the comic or cartoon version, but as many of people on the internet have pointed out, she looks like a Juggalo. Fans were given quite the scare when David Ayer released the photo of the Joker a little while back featuring tons of goofy tattoos that didn’t feel like they fit the character. I have to say, I’m very excited for Leto’s performance because he is a terrific actor who should be able to make the Joker his own. The style of the Joker doesn’t seem like the worse, but I don’t think his metallic teeth would be missed.

Aside from that, I think the movie looks pretty interesting. I love the dark style of it all and that DC is continuing to roll with their own style of superhero films. The costumes and makeup all look much more realistic and grounded compared to Marvel. Ayer is a great director, but I’m worried about the supporting cast; Will Smith is a lovable guy, but not the best actor. I think he will do well enough in this role and I absolutely love the Deadshot costume. Cara Delevingne has been getting lots of recent notice for this and Paper Towns, so there’s a chance for her to be very good as well. I think that it’s great to see Joel Kinnaman get a major role like this so it will be interesting to see how he performs in a major motion picture.

Suicide Squad has a lot of good ideas in its trailer, but the true test will be seeing whether or not they can properly execute the story. With the release of this and the Batman V. Superman trailer, I think I have an idea of how DC is planning out their universe (I’ll write about that later). There have been plenty of risks in the casting decisions, like Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, that won’t necessarily be bad but more of a coin flip.

The DC comic stories are just as good as Marvel, and while their is a monetary race between the two companies, fans don’t have to choose one over the other. I hope that DC is able to execute their movie universe as well as Marvel, because it could be just as amazing and only give viewers double the amount of comic based stories.

…oh yeah… I can’t stand Jai Courtney. Maybe he will surprise me… but I’m expecting Captain Boomerang to be a complete let down in this movie.

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The First Trailer for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Looks Extremely Fun

Guy Ritchie is one of those directors that has his own very unique style. He has put out some classic originals like Snatch., RocknRolla, and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels while also bringing his flare to the pair of Sherlock Holmes movies starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.

The first trailer for his latest film, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. has released and it looks like the rest of his films; a ton of fun. Ritchie has the ability to combine action with style in so many different ways and always gives viewers extremely cool characters that we want to be. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. focuses on the unlikely pairing of the two best spies from the CIA (Henry Cavill) and KGB (Armie Hammer) who go from hunting one another to working together in a joint mission.

The movie is actually based off of a spy T.V. show that goes by the same name from the 1960’s. The trailer makes both of these characters look very cool and like two James Bond’s that put 50% of their time into relaxing and enjoying the leisure of spy life while the other 50% is dead serious when a mission needs to be completed. I’m excited to see Cavill in another major motion picture aside from Man of Steel  and Hammer find a (hopefully) bounce back from The Lone Ranger, because the first trailer looks like the movie is going to be a lot of fun and a fresh roll for both of these actors as well as another hit for Ritchie.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is scheduled for an August 14th release date and more photos and trailers should be coming out soon.

 

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