Harley Quinn | Full trailer
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- Harley Quinn Full Trailer | A DC Universe Original | Series Premiere Nov. 29 | Restricted Content
- Nov 12 2019
NSFW for language and animated violence, this trailer pretty much spells out that Harley is trying to make it as a supervillain and join the Legion of Doom to prove herself as more than Joker's henchman-girlfriend. It gives away a couple joked, but I love the idea of a supervillain having a "heated villain moment" and being radioactive to team ups, even for other supervillains. That's pretty good.
It's an interesting premise, but we'll see how they execute it. Animation quality also seems a little middling, and I don't know why, but Harley sounds weird.
Anyone else find the swearing a little over the top and obnoxious, or am I just getting old? I'm all for R rated comic book movies/shows, but this seems like it's full of pointless swearing that doesn't serve any actual narrative purpose. I got the same impression from the recent Hazbin Hotel pilot as well. Both feel like they're verging on edgelord/fellowkids territory to me.
The decision to use such a level of violence in the animation was probably made early on, and the writer adjusted cause "might as well." I don't mind, because I have no filter and swears are really just words to me. But it can be off putting, because swears are meant to be used to emphasise a point. You can't do that if every other word is fucking.
I swear like a sailor in real life, so I generally don't have issues with swearing since it's "just words" to me too... But oddly enough, despite my own frequency of swearing and comfortableness with it in real life, it just feels so bizarre and out of place to hear the same in a movie/show. It makes me cringe for some unknown reason. :P
Maybe the difference is that media dialogue is crafted rather than fully natural. When having a natural conversation, you're stringing together thoughts and words on the fly, and things like 'um's and curses become frequent filler words, both during mental pauses and when it's faster than thinking of a better word. In media, there was at least one person who spent time writing and analyzing and rewriting the dialogue, trying to polish it to the best it could be; come-backs are snappy, jokes are fully formed and land, thoughts generally flow, overly repetitive filler words removed (which also means their remaining use carries more weight, as @Grzmot pointed out). It's how we wish we could talk. The language is more varied and entertaining to hear. Even when good crafted dialogue is intentionally "natural", it's done judiciously so that polish isn't lost. As a result, if it sounds like a kid taking a new curse word out for joy ride, it feels like either the writers were too lazy to think of better or they tried too hard to sound cool. Context does play a part, though, in how far jarring the difference between media and honest-to-god real-human dialogue is; it's less pronounced, for example, in a realistic high school drama than an adult superhero series.