After being pressured into releasing their San Diego Comic Con trailer to the general public last July, Warner Brothers has finally released their first official trailer for Suicide Squad. And boy, is it a doozy.
I think I have always been more intrigued by how this movie will turn out than by the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice will in terms of how they will go towards build Warners’ planned cinematic universe featuring the heroes and villains of DC Comics. It may be the excitement of seeing characters from the publisher that aren’t Superman or Batman making their first big screen appearance, but it looks like director David Ayer has put together a rollicking super-villain take on The Dirty Dozen that seems to have more of a sense of fun about itself than Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman V Superman.
While some will probably want to accuse the use of a classic rock song as just trying to ape the feel of the first Guardians Of The Galaxy trailer and its use of “Hooked On A Feeling,” I think Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” evokes an entirely different type of one. The second’s lyrics carry a hint of melancholy and when the guitar kicks in, it has more driving energy to it. Also, whomever cut the trailer cleverly edited some of the music to the action and then some of the action to the music. I dare say if the song is used in the film itself as effectively as it is in this trailer, it could easily eclipse it’s appearance in the Mike Myers comedy Wayne’s World as its most iconic use in a movie.
Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5.