Fans of action star Will Smith will get 100% Fresh Prince’d, if not more in Spies in Disguise as Lance Sterling, a top-notch agent. Although I find he rarely strays from this persona over the years, I’m not tired of this fact. He sometimes jazzes his role up by being more macho and that’s enough for me. Aside from Six Degrees of Separation, I don’t think he’s ever deviated.
As a voice over performer, Shark Tale deserves to be locked up in Davy Jones’ Locker. He is who he is, and very much typecast. Spies in Disguise showcases him at his best–cocky. In larger movie metroplexes, fans can see him in a family friendly work (this one) and also Bad Boys for Life, which sees him as a total badass and perhaps ending this set of films. Continue reading “From Spies in Disguise to Bad Boys for Life…”
Suicide Squad is definitely a lot of fun with Deadshot (Will Smith) commanding this team! Technically, it’s Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) but if this individual is going to be the good guy to take care of the bad guys, he certainly needs to learn from Deadshot in how to rile and rouse a team into action. More could have been done in the tale to show these two have a battle of wills and decide who is the most righteous. But instead, the story weaves in and out of identifying who will make up this team and why they are brought together.
The plot felt inspired by Ghostbusters I and II. Certain set pieces were definitely very familiar — where the team has to go into the heart of where the commotion is taking place in a ravaged city. Just who caused the destruction was never revealed in the trailers. It could have been terrorists, another meta-human gone postal or even be an alien invasion. A major reveal follows:
Sometimes the best heroes are those who walk the moral divide. To them there is nothing left to lose. They have no goodly image to maintain and no moral code to follow. The path to redemption is over a mountain and not on level ground. To the government these people are the most useful to mete out punishment to the guilty without feeling guilty themselves. They are known as the Suicide Squad.
In the first official trailer released during CW’s DC Cinematic Universe special, hopes are raised. My fear of Will Smith as Deadshot being the primary focus of the movie is proven wrong thus far. Instead, I am given the whole menagerie as each squad member is given time to shine in a trailer set to Queen’s headbangingly infectious Bohemian Rhapsody. This is a huge leap from the original teaser trailer that premiered at the San Diego Comic-Con. That trailer focused more on the character development, the whys and the soft silent moments that were meant to build up the anticipation of the film. This trailer takes leave of its senses. It’s loud, it’s action packed and it’s explodes all over your screen. It rampages like an unfettered juggernaut for a whole 2½ minutes. In comparison, it’s more in line with Harley Quinn’s state of mind then any trailer Marvel Entertainment has produced this year.