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6 Thoughts on the First Season of Peacemaker

Welp, here we are. After all the movies, all the drama, all the weird plans and random spin-offs. After all the acting controversies and reboots and new directions. After all that stuff, we finally have the best thing to come out of the DC Expanded Universe, and it’s a TV show about Peacemaker. How did this even happen?

TV Show Rating: 10/10 – Fantastic!

I’ll be frank, I’m not the biggest fan of the DCEU. I don’t particularly like Zack Snyder’s various Justice League movies, and I endlessly chortle at DC’s failure to ape the winning formula of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But I’ve watched it all, because I’m a sucker for superheroes, and I can confidently declare that Peacemaker is as good as it gets. There’s even a very strong chance that I’ve enjoyed Peacemaker more than every Marvel TV show so far. Blasphemy, I know, but Peacemaker is that damn good (I’ll probably walk back that claim pretty quickly in the long run). Peacemaker is damn fine TV and I’m so glad more seasons have already been ordered.

Join me after the jump for my full thoughts and review of the first season of Peacemaker. Expect FULL SPOILERS for the series as a whole. And feel free to share your own thoughts/review in the comments!

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The Peacemaker TV Show Looks Dope

The Peacemaker TV show is coming out in a week, and it looks cool as heck! I loved The Suicide Squad on the big screen, and knowing that James Gunn produced this spin-off show means great things. So enjoy this new trailer.

This show just looks bigger and weirder and funnier with each passing trailer. Will it live up to its own hype? Only time will tell…time being next week! Peacemaker comes to HBO Max on Jan. 13.

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Give Peacemaker a Chance

There’s a new trailer out for the upcoming Peacemaker TV show on HBO Max and this whole thing looks like a hoot and a half! I loved The Suicide Squad movie this past summer, and I definitely look forward to more of that same wildness on my TV screen.

I am always down for fun new comic book content on TV. I have loved all of Marvel’s Disny+ shows — and am currently loving Hawkeye — so if DC wants to give it a try of taking big screen characters and actors and putting them into fun TV shows, I am all for it! Give me more content! Give me more things to watch!

Peacemaker arrives for our viewing pleasure on Jan. 13.

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DC Fandome Delivered the Good Trailers!

DC Fandome was yesterday and I waited until today to share the trailers because reasons. I was simply in no rush to get them posted, since every other comic book geek website did a lot with them, so it’s not like I’m some unique resource. But I still like sharing trailers and my thoughts on those trailers, so here’s a bunch of the good ones I’m excited about from DC Fandome!

Let’s kick things off with the granddaddy of all anticipated trailers: The Batman.

This is the movie everybody is excited about, and this trailer delivered! It’s everything we could want (sans Robin), and the movie looks great! This trailer is a little more scattershot than last year’s teaser trailer, but it’s still fun. I love how the movie looks, I love the tone. The fighting looks great, the Batmobile looks great, the Batsuit looks great. Everything looks great!

Though part of me felt a little weird watching this trailer. Like…we are all so excited for this new Batman reboot…and yet it’s the fourth modern cinematic Batman. The Christopher Nolan movies were great. People like Batfleck. But, y’know…I guess we’ll just do it all again!

Hopefully this time we get a proper Robin.

Next up is the Peacemaker TV show on HBO Max.

I like the look of this one too! Suicide Squad is definitely going to go down as one of my favorite movies of the year, so this show should be a hoot! I am all in favor of John Cena becoming as big a movie presence as Dwayne Johnson, and this show will hopefully be a much bigger hit than Suicide Squad.

We got our first look at Black Adam.

Looks OK to me, though I’m still not sure how this movie is going to work. What is the plot going to be? Black Adam fights the Justice Society? I also can’t help but laugh at the Rock saying, “the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change”. That’s such a weird phrase. There is no real DC Universe in the movies anymore, so is there really a hierarchy of power?

I still don’t think we’re ever going to get Shazam vs. Black Adam on the big screen…

There was also a teaser for The Flash.

First of all, that little bit of chest hair and the choker on Ezra Miller is kinda gross. But maybe that’s just me. I’m not particularly excited about The Flash. I think it’s going to be a really weird film. And having Michael Keaton return as Batman doesn’t really mean anything to me, to be honest. But hey, kudos to them all for actually getting this movie made.

Let’s switch to some video games before we wrap up.

I’m very excited for Gotham Knights.

As you all know, I’m a huge Robin fan. So a game where you play the various Robins — including Tim Drake as actual Robin — is a dream come true! Arkham-style gameplay, combined with co-op campaign, combined with Robin as a playable character, combined with costume building? Can. Not. Wait!

Likewise, I’m super excited about Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

I have no idea what this game is going to be like. Also co-op? Also Arkham-style gameplay? I have no idea! But it looks very flashy in this cinematic trailer. So that’s good enough.

I think all of these things are going to arrive to our lives in 2022. It’ll be a long wait, but it’ll also be here soon enough. It’s all very exciting!

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6 Thoughts on The Suicide Squad (Review)

The long wait is over and The Suicide Squad has arrived. Not to be confused with Suicide Squad from a couple of years ago. This is a sequel/relaunch and obviously much, much better. James Gunn wrote and directed this new film, and I’m as big a James Gunn fan as everybody else. So I had high hopes for this film and all of them were met and/or exceeded!

Movie Rating: 9/10 – Great.

Take a bunch of unimportant C and D-list supervillains from the annals of DC Comics and put them on a team of black ops specialists is a great idea. They’ve been making fun Suicide Squad comics for years. The team has shown up in the DC cartoons and the DC live action shows. They’re a pretty impressive crew. So it’s a shame that The Suicide Squad has bombed at the box office. We’re definitely never getting a sequel now. C’est la vie.

Join me after the jump for my thoughts/review of The Suicide Squad. And expect FULL SPOILERS for the movie.

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