Thursday, April 18, 2024

New “Suicide Squad” Movie Trailer: DC Universe Hail Mary Pass Has “Guardians” Energy, An F Bomb, Raunchy Language


OK, what? I know it’s going to sound very old fashioned of me, but I wasn’t ready to hear Idris Elba use the expression “bag of dicks” in the new “Suicide Squad” trailer, nor did I appreciate a full discussion of it.

But hey, coarse and vulgar may be all they have left at Warner Media to sell the DC Universe to kids. It’s a little abrasive. Also interesting that it’s Elba, the Black character, who also uses the “F” word. Only the Black guy talks off color? Is that his super power?

Other than vulgarities, the new “Suicide Squad” trailer has a lot of “Guardians of the Galaxy” energy. This isn’t a surprise since James Gunn directed it. Margot Robbie shines as always as Harley Quinn. Coming soon to theaters and HBO Max.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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