Anticipation can be a double-edged sword, especially when it comes to the movies. Sometimes, the months of hype and waiting can enhance the enjoyment of a film. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of having a movie totally live up to your expectations and become one of your new favorites. Other times, however, a film just crashes and burns, failing to please you in all the ways it promised to during the build up. There is probably no better example of a movie embodying both extremes of anticipation than Suicide Squad.
David Ayer’s (Fury) entry into the DCEU divided fans and was hit hard by critics. While there are those who enjoyed the film for what it was, for many it was the latest in a long line of WB DC films that failed to live up to the source material. Though most agreed that Margot Robbie (The Legend of Tarzan) was good as Harley Quinn, the rest of the film often proved divisive. There’s no shortage of excuses to go around; from Ayer having just weeks to write the film to studio executive shake ups to studio anxiety in the wake the poor reception to Batman V Superman, it’s anyone’s choice as to why the movie failed. Thankfully, now that a little time has passed, we can now start to laugh at it.
Suicide Squad is the latest film to land in the crosshairs of Honest Trailers. At six minutes long, the guys at Screen Junkies proved there’s, well, a lot to dissect in regard to the film, and in typical Honest Trailers fashion, no punches are pulled. From the script’s overreliance on expository dialogue to a troubled production, no stone is left unturned in the lampooning of Suicide Squad.