by Logan Myerz
It’s hard to imagine looking back twenty years ago that superhero movies would be where they are at today. Back then, we only had a few films of the genre that was overpowered by raunchy comedies and dramas. 2016 is the year that DC Entertainment and Marvel Studios are trying to outshine one another with the newest and sometimes dreadful characters to fill your CGI fantasies. Sadly, it’s starting to get a little overwhelming with all the pre-pubescent fan boys duking it out over the interwebs and at Comic Con trying to take the reigns as who is better, Marvel or DC? Honestly, who cares? It all depends on the story and the final product of the film, which DC Entertainment hasn’t really been pulling their weight thus far in the game. The newest film Suicide Squad, arriving late this summer, will HOPEFULLY change everyone’s minds. What’s unique about this film is David Ayer approached this group of supervillains as the main focal point and utilized top notch actors/actresses to bring the characters to life, most notably Jared Leto as The Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Will Smith as Deadshot. It’s a film that stands out on its own from the get go and has received lots of buzz around the internet, becoming one of the most anticipated films of the year.
An aspect of this film that’s rare these days is that Suicide Squad is utilizing its score and music videos to tease us with other characters and details before the film is released world-wide. Twenty-One Pilots just released the music video Heathens and Lil Wayne/Wiz Khalifa released the music video Sucker for Pain. It’s like taking a trip down memory lane to the 1990’s when music videos promoted the film months before it’s release date and the soundtracks were a heavy influence on the outcome of the films success. The DC Entertainment marketing and PR teams are working extensively to get Suicide Squad to a broader audience with a heavily influenced artistic tone, music, and costume design to stand out against other films of the genre.
I don’t know about you, but after witnessing Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice in theaters, I gave up hope on the superhero cinematic universe. But with great doubt comes great hope, and hopefully this film will uplift your spirits and make you believe once again. Suicide Squad is the movie that I am excitedly anticipating for this summer, and so should you!
Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 5th.