It's a brutal, but also seriously hilarious, and (come on!) pretty fair takedown, pointing out the film's many flaws but also highlighting the cool scenes that the critics refused to acknowledge were cool. Because once you've picked a side...
The trailer re-named the movie "Fans v Batman v Superman v Critics v Other Fans v Executives v Zack Snyder v Expectations: Can't Do Them All Justice," calling the result "a cool new Batman movie, trapped inside a boring convoluted Superman sequel, trapped inside whatever cartoon Lex Luthor is from."
Here's the nearly 8-minute Honest Trailer:
But the real story is in the comments section, which inevitably took the trailer's references to Marvel Cinematic Universe as an excuse to continue DC vs Marvel.
Just as a very brief example, here's the top comment:
That currently has more than 1,000 likes and 74 replies debating what makes a true fan a true fan, and whether DC fans should be defending this film or acting as the harshest critics. At least fans seem to agree that "Suicide Squad" looks great!
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It's been nearly two years since Superman's (Henry Cavill) colossal battle with Zod (Michael Shannon) devastated the city of Metropolis. The loss of life and collateral damage left many feeling angry and helpless, including crime-fighting billionaire Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck). Convinced that Superman is now a threat to humanity, Batman embarks on a personal vendetta to end his reign on Earth, while the conniving Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) launches his own crusade against the Man of Steel. Read More