A bunch of super-villains are forced to become a team and fight something even more evil. That’s the short premise of Suicide Squad, this year’s most anticipated summer blockbuster movie. It’s the third movie in the DCEU and promised us a lighter and funnier tone than the previous two and it did give us just that. It also has the most unique characters that exist in this universe, but they’re let down by an unimaginative and generic story.
The latest trend in superhero movies is that they’re not just superhero movies. They’re thrillers, space operas and action-comedies while still very much feeling like a superhero movie. This is just a superhero movie, but that doesn’t make it less fun or enjoyable. However, this is also one of the problems I had with the movie. It’s a standard story that we’ve seen countless times before. A group of heroes, or misfits in this case, come together to form a team and fight a villain that wants to destroy our world.
Now who doesn’t love a good trailer? I know I do.
In Watch These Trailers, I make a list of ten recent trailers that look promising or are worth talking about. Find the trailer I’m talking about by clicking on the title.
This volume has mostly trailers that came out of San Diego Comic Con, except for the last two. The convention took place last weekend and saw the release of many trailers for some of the most anticipated upcoming movies. I have already talked aboutthe Marvel/Netflix series and their new trailers in detail, so they are not included here.
This is probably one of the most talked about trailers from the convention. It’s the first time that we’re getting a female-led superhero movie. There’s been a lot of talk about a standalone Black Widow movie, which we still aren’t getting, and the Captain Marvel movie, which is set to premiere in 2019. This means that Wonder Woman is the first one to star in her own movie and from what we can see in this trailer, it’s going to be awesome. It’s set during the first World War and seems to offer some amazing action scenes. The movie sees Gal Gadot reprise her role as the titular character after she already appeared in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Chris Pine, Robin Wright and Connie Nielson will appear alongside her. She later will again portray the character in Justice League, but more on that later.