The good folk at Screen Junkies rarely hold back when it comes to their signature Honest Trailers so it is hardly a surprise to see them give both barrels to last summer’s Suicide Squad.
Honest Trailer fans know the drill by now – Screen Junkies puts together a fake trailer highlighting the many ridiculous/hilarious flaws of the real film, which means easy pickings when it comes to this DC Comics adaption.
To say that David Ayer’s DC movie was a disappointment would be something of an understatement and while the presence of Margot Robbie and Will Smith helped ensure the movie was a box office smash, Screen Junkies still manages to nail exactly why the film sucked so bad.
Based on a script that took six weeks to write, as Honest Trailers attests, with six or seven different versions thought to be in existence and a director who was busy taking pot shots at rivals Marvel, it’s clear things started badly and just continued to get worse.
Even the plot, which sees Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller “bringing bad guys together to save the world…from the bad guys she brought together to save the world” gets a ribbing – but that’s only the start for this film that focuses on heroes who are “high on attitude but dangerously low on relevant skills.”
Joel Kinnaman is described as a “chicken chomping exposition machine”, Jai Courtney is “a drunk guy with a boomerang” while Adam Beach’s Slipknot is labelled a “Steven Seagal-looking ass rope dork.”
The most cutting remarks are reserved for Jared Leto’s Joker though who, Honest Trailers notes does something no one has ever done with the character before “make the Joker totally suck”.
With a performance that they believe combines James Franco from Spring Breakers with Jim Carrey as Ace Ventura, you will never be able to watch Leto in the role in the same way again.
And maybe that is a good thing.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.