Sunday, March 28, 2021

James Gunn's "Suicide Squad": definitely on my to-see list

I never saw the first "Suicide Squad" (2016), which was considered a giant turd by everyone who had the misfortune of watching it.  The preview trailer for that movie served as enough of a warning to steer me away from it.  Now, however, James Gunn (the guy responsible for the two "Guardians of the Galaxy" movies) has switched from Marvel to DC to lend his magic touch to the franchise, and 2021's "The Suicide Squad" (note the addition of the definite article) looks quite promising, judging by its hilarious trailer.  Take a look for yourself:

The new movie is not considered a reboot, nor is it exactly a retcon:  it's supposed to be a weird sort of sequel that brings back several members of the cast from the 2016 film, including Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, and Joel Kinnaman.  Other refugees from the Marvel Cinematic Universe make an appearance in the new movie, including "Guardians" veterans Sylvester Stallone and the always-awesome Michael "Mary Poppins" Rooker.  (You'll recall that Stallone and Rooker both starred in the 90s actioner "Cliffhanger.")

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