It surprises me. Suicide Squad is winning me over. The biggest issue I had — ironically — is Jared Leto’s Joker. Nevertheless, the film looks fun. But it might be just because of the song choice for the trailer. Maybe.
I disliked Leto’s Joker because of the same reasons as many others: the tattoos. But I’m starting to overlook that. His Joker has a demanding screen presence. And there’s that laugh. That almost lifeless laugh. It works. The clothes are also pretty awesome — and very Joker-ish.
Oh yeah — I called it ironic because there was Heath Ledger’s Joker that I loved. He was a talented actor who initially got hate when he got the part, then quickly put everyone at ease (or unease?) with his portrayal.
I know. I’m going on and on about a character that isn’t one of the main characters.
The band of evil misfits get their chance at redemption. Sure, it’s against their will and the missions are suicidal, but with the added humor, it’ll be fun and dark. What? Stop looking at me like that.
Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5, 2016.