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If you are a fan of action-packed vehicular combat games, you must have heard of Twisted Metal. This game was one of the first of its kind as it introduced battle royale elements before it was cool. Recently, Peacock released a teaser trailer for the upcoming Twisted Metal series, which is based on elements and themes of the popular video game. In this article, we are going to share our thoughts on this teaser trailer, and let you know if we think this series will live up to the wild and chaotic world of the video games it’s based on.
The Introduction of Sweet Tooth and John Doe
The teaser trailer opens with John Doe played by Anthony Mackie, and Sweet Tooth voiced by Will Arnett, and the two are fighting but there isn’t really much context as to what it’s about. But it seems like this trailer is really meant to give us a taste of the world, and what we may see going forward.
Twisted Metal is described as a live-action comedy, and this teaser gives a small glimpse of the types of comedy we may hope to see. When this show was first announced, I was a little put off by Anthony Mackie playing the lead as I didn’t feel like the game’s world really fit him. He does seem a little out of place to me in this trailer, but we’ll need to see much more before we draw any conclusions. Mackie does seem like he is having a blast playing this character, and that alone gives me hope that this show will be good.
A Faithful Adaptation?
The one question that comes to mind after viewing this trailer is if this will be a faithful adaptation. Twisted Metal at its core is primarily about massive guns being strapped to a wide variety of insane vehicles, chaotic music, weapons, and a whole lotta fun. We don’t see how crazy this world can get in this trailer, but the very first trailer Peacock and Sony gave us provided a little more insight. In that one, we get to see John Doe opening a glove box that reveals tons of shotgun shells.
We see John loading it, and choosing the appropriate tunes to enjoy on his chaotic road trip. There are massive guns strapped to his car, and we are taken to a post-apocalyptic view of Las Vegas with an introduction of the character Sweet Tooth. Judging all of this I think they are really trying to sell us on this world, but what I feel we really need to see is how crazy the vehicles will be in this game, or at least that’s what I am hoping to see.
Twisted Metal will be available to watch on Peacock on July 27th, and looks like a fun ride so far. Hopefully, we are in the era of faithful video game adaptations with Twisted Metal following the likes of the Last of Us series, the Super Mario Movie, and the Sonic the Hedgehog films. We will keep you updated as we learn more about this series, as move closer to its debut.