Twisted Metal: Trailer Talk
After the phenomenal success of ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’, it’s looking like the next big trend in films and TV are video game adaptations; there’s been three or four trailers released in the past week that follow this genre. And the first one that was released was for ‘Twisted Metal’.
‘Twisted Metal’ is an original series that’ll be released on the streaming service Peacock, and starring Antony Mackie (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Avengers: Endgame). Based on the destructive Playstation One game, the series will follow a John Doe as he is tasked with delivering a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Despite the trailer being less than a minute, it already gives fans a picture of what the show could be like, previewing the type of world this show is set in, filled with fire and destruction. Considering the game didn’t have too much in terms of plot, the show has the freedom to tell any story it wants. But this type of story could work really well; because it has such a simple premise, it’s familiar and a lot of fun scenes could be shown here. If the show carries a similar tone to the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, as well as the crazy stunts that the film franchise and the games are known for, then ‘Twisted Metal’ could be really fun.
But the trailer is also aware of its source material; in a short amount of time, it has a few references to the 1990’s right down to the backing track that accompany the visuals. Plus, the trailer gives fans a glimpse at the game’s mascot Sweet Tooth the clown. While his appearance is brief, it’s good to see he will be in the show. Hopefully Sweet Tooth isn’t just a cameo.
Overall, ‘Twisted Metal’ looks like it could be a lot of fun. Because the original game consisted of vehicle combat, the show could easily incorporate the tone of the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise with some meta humour. Additionally, it’s great to see Antony Mackie in another well-known property after the Marvel films and shows. After the superhero trend, it looks like the next trend will be video game adaptations and, personally, I’m excited for the upcoming projects, most of which we won’t need to wait long for. Fans will be getting three more video game adaptations this year, as well as this show!
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