Extra Joker and Harley Quinn Scenes Won’t Save Suicide Squad | CCS Video Podcast
So, recently news broke that despite David Ayer’s earlier protestations that the theatrical version of ‘Suicide Squad’ is indeed his true vision of the movie, and that there is not going to be any director’s cut coming to home media any time soon, guess what? There is indeed going to be an extended version of Suicide Squad after all. That’s right, folks! With just a couple extra minutes of footage, as well as $30 of your hard earned money, all of Suicide Squad’s problems can be resolved once and for all!
So, recently news broke that despite David Ayer’s earlier protestations that the theatrical version of ‘Suicide Squad’ is indeed his true vision of the movie, and that there is not going to be any director’s cut coming to home media any time soon, guess what? There is indeed going to be an extended version of Suicide Squad after all. That’s right folks! With just a couple extra minutes of footage, as well as $30 of your hard earned money, all of Suicide Squad’s problems can be resolved once and for all!
LaughingMan: Is this what they consider the DC Expanded Universe? Every single fucking movie that they have has a Director’s Cut version.
LaughingMan: It’s like movie DLC. For $30 extra you can get the REAL movie. Not the shit you saw in the theaters.
CineMax: This is outrageous, and I’ll tell you why: This is basically a money extortion scheme. What Warner Bros. does is it releases and ostensibly final version of a movie to the theaters, and then it has the viewers pay to be quality testers. In addition to reaping the financial rewards, then DC takes all of the criticism that the movie has accrued, and then tries to slap together some ultimate version that addresses all the problems. But then of course they sell this for an additional cost.
LaughingMan: You get the patch for an extra $30 on Blu-Ray.
Nat: Unless they forked out loads of money to replace the woman who plays Enchantress I don’t see how they’re going to fix the film’s problems.
LaughingMan: I know. She’s doing this belly-dance shit… You know, like, those inflatable epileptic things that are outside of a car lot? That’s what the Enchantress looked like to me. “I am the Enchantress!”
CineMax: She’s both possessed by a demon and epileptic at the same time.
LaughingMan: But according to what I’ve seen in the trailer, they’re teasing more Jared Leto and Margot Robbie interactions. Like they’re actually going to show more of the stuff that was left on the cutting room floor regarding Joker and Harley Quinn and their quote unquote “romance”. Although from what I understand I doubt they’re going to repair the larger issues which are… Joker and Harley Quinn have always had an abusive relationship. And when they showed that to test audiences they balked.
CineMax: But remember that this is a move for the FANS.
LaughingMan: Yes, exactly. Not the popcorn munching masses, it’s for the fans!
Nat: Yeah, exactly. That’s why they changed Enchantress’s backstory. That’s why they changed all the costumes. And you know what? I think that if it is just an extra 13 minutes of just Jared Leto scenes, that’s still not going to be enough of Jared Leto’s scenes. He says there’s enough in there to potentially make a whole Joker movie.
CineMax: Well apparently from what I heard he had a very different idea of what the final product would even look like, so I’m not sure if all of those scenes will even mesh well with this Deadpool-slash-Guardians of the Galaxy mashup that DC executives were apparently going for with Suicide Squad.
LaughingMan: In a panic! They’re like “we gotta do dark and gritty!” Well “Oh Shit, Guardians of the Galaxy is making millions, people like it, and it has a muti-million dollar soundtrack. So that means that in the first five minutes we need to cram in five different fucking songs.” And then of course Deadpool comes out and it’s like, “Ohh! Captain Boomerang has to have a unicorn, too! And he’s gotta be a little bit on the sexual-deviant side, and we need more comedy folks! WE NEED MORE COMEDY!” And I’m just glad that they didn’t do any real fourth-wall breaking. That would have been a fucking mess.
Nat: Well I don’t know what kind of logic they used to take out Harley Quinn and The Joker’s relationship, when that is what’s at the heart-
CineMax: Feminist Logic!