Sunday, April 3, 2016
Topic Of The Day: Suicide Squad Undergoing Reshoots
Hello, Bloggers, welcome to another episode of Topic Of The Day. For today's topic, I will discuss the upcoming Suicide Squad which will be undergoing reshoots to "make it more fun."
Apparently, they put in all, or most of, the movie's jokes in the trailer. So after the release of Batman v. Superman, I can understand why they would want to do some reshoots. But I wouldn't say they are doing reshoots in response to Batman v. Superman being labeled as "too dark." I don't think that was the main problem. When you look at the ads for that movie, they made it look like it was going to be a big "fight 'em up" movie when the film is the opposite of that.
While the fight between Batman and Superman is there, it is only in (*possible spoiler alert*) one sequence in the entire film. So they're probably reshooting Suicide Squad to avoid another case of mismarketing since the ads for that movie make it seem pretty fun.
But if they are reshooting after Batman v. Superman was labeled "too dark," then that is not the problem audiences had with Batman v. Superman. The problems I think people had with it were that the storyline was all over the place, half the actors were wasted, and it was way too long. Also, the setup of Justice League probably had viewers that don't follow the comics thinking "What the heck is going on?" So it was made mostly for the fans and I think its heavy second weekend drop at the box office is evidence of that.
It's a problem that even Marvel movies have been having. Avengers: Age of Ultron to me was an all-around underperformer because there was too much setup for future Marvel movies. Why did Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier fare so well? Because they were just concerned about being great movies. They were within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but because they weren't so concerned about setup, they were able to focus on being great movies. It's a lot like the older sci-fi films that were more story-driven like E.T.. Since there weren't a whole lot of effects in E.T., it was able to focus on telling a great story and being an amazing film which it was.
So those are my thoughts on the Suicide Squad reshoots. I would love to hear what you guys think so please write your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks for reading!