I am going to be honest, this trailer did not do it for me. I still am not sure what the story is, and if it is what I *kind of* think it is, then I am even more out on it. I said on the podcast about the New Mutants trailer that for comic book movies to further their lifespan, they need to start bringing something different to the table.
This just looks like the same old stuff you would get, especially from a DC film. It looks campy and self-aware enough, but in my eyes, it looks overly campy. Margot looks great as Harley Quinn, that’s a given, and Ewan McGreggor seems to be having fun, but overall it seemed as if it was overcompensating for something. Is it the absolute embarrassment of the original Suicide Squad? I don’t know.
Of course, as I say this I must remind everyone that I am a pig and if you put this slop in front of me I will eat it up. Of course, I will see this film, and I will probably like it or even love it, but I think the first trailer was better for me. It did not see as overblown and overdone as this one did.
And maybe this is the new aspect they wanted to bring to this franchise, and if so I hope it works, but it just seems like it is going backward from some of the recent DC films we have gotten recently. For example, Shazam! was filled with camp, but it also made to be a really good movie. This one… well I guess we will see.
This trailer looks LIGHT YEARS better than the first one. Margot Robbie is so perfect for this role. She just oozes charisma and swagger needed for the role of Harley Quinn.
This trailer seemed less cheesy and more along the lines of what I was hoping we would see out of this film. I want it to be fun, I want it to kick ass, I want to laugh and root on the evil side of the world.
The colors were vibrant, shed some light on the backstory and introduced to the way of Harley Quinn. Slam dunk. I can’t wait to see this movie.
Jacob is a film critic and co-founder of the Music City Drive-In. He is a member of the Music City Film Critics’ Association and specializes in the awards season. You can find him on Twitter @Tberry57.