Will "Suicide Squad" Kill The Dark Superhero Movie?

26 January 2016, 16:58 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

Time for fun!

The latest glimpse at upcoming bad-guys-as-superheroes epic Suicide Squad dropped this week and, we must say, unlike its comic con preview, all dimly lit and wistfully soundtracked, it looks like a huge amount of fun.


In fact, it looks a great deal more fun than the other upcoming DC offering Batman Vs Superman which, so far, has projected the image that it, perhaps, takes itself a little too seriously.

Make that very seriously.


Heavy rain = seriousness.

Back in 2008, Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight set the standard for the modern superhero movie - a real-world crime epic, entrenched in gritty dialogue and violent outbursts, all delivered with a sense of gravitas never before seen in a comic book style.


But there is only one Christopher Nolan and later attempts at this more "serious" take on the genre were generally met with a collective "meh" at the box office.

Thankfully, Marvel brought back the fun style with the wise-cracking antics of Tony Stark and co. But even they haven't attempted something quite as day-glo and mad as Suicide Squad, its technicolour blur rattling along at a machine gun pace to the equally bombastic music of Queen.


Alongside the soon-to-be-released Deadpool, Suicide Squad is pushing the boundaries of the "fun" superhero movie, less concerned with saving the world or moral righteousness and more into batsh*t crazy, destructive stunts and quick-fire gags.

And isn't that what we really want in a superhero movie? Every glimpse at Batman Vs Superman seems to only further emphasise the poe-faced, "look at how important we are" vibes that have killed so many TDK rip offs in the past. Maybe we're wrong and it will turn out to be a Bat-fleck battering bundle of joy.

But will it have these kind of tabletop dance moves?


No. No it will not.

What do you guys think? 




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