You guessed it – it’s another super team-up! Though this time, the heroes aren’t heroes, they’re the worst of the worst: The Joker, plus a bunch of villains only comic-book nerds have heard of, all on the trail of someone even worse.
The posters and trailers have gone out of their way to make ‘Suicide Squad’ look as seedy, sleazy and sick as possible, all safely within the bounds of Hollywood decency, of course. They’re also trumpeting the fact that Will Smith plays a bad guy, Deadshot, and that all the women are scantily clad.
Do we believe it?
Not so much. Like the recent ‘Deadpool’, this appears to be packed with the kind of ‘adult’ content – swearing, fetish-wear, grotesque violence – that mainly appeals to teenage boys. Still, the cast is solid – Jared Leto promises to be a memorable Joker – and if the script’s genuinely funny it could be a winner.
‘Suicide Squad’ is out on Friday August 5.