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|OT| Peacemaker |OT| Give Peace a Chance

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PEACEMAKER explores the continuing story of the character that John Cena reprises in the aftermath of executive producer James Gunn’s 2021 film The Suicide Squad – a compellingly vainglorious man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it!

The series stars John Cena as Peacemaker, Danielle Brooks as Adebayo, Freddie Stroma as Vigilante, Jennifer Holland as Harcourt, Chukwudi Iwuji as Murn, Steve Agee as Economos and Robert Patrick as Auggie Smith.

Gunn wrote all eight episodes of PEACEMAKER and directed five, including the first. Gunn, Peter Safran and Matt Miller serve as executive producers on the series, with Cena as co-executive producer. Based on characters from DC, PEACEMAKER is produced by Gunn’s Troll Court Entertainment and The Safran Company in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Yes, this is set AFTER The Suicide Squad so you should watch that first (it's also on HBO Max).

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So it's good? might give it a chance.

The main criticism I've seen online is that Peacemaker almost seems like a different character from the movie.
 

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This show is better then it has any right to be. I was expecting doom patrol and got adult guardians of the galaxy.

great stuff
 
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I haven't laughed this much at a show since probably Veep. It just keeps coming. I can't wait for more episodes.

As far as I am concerned, Vigilante is a multiverse version of Dead Pool.
 
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Oh I gotta get on this immediately. One of the first cassettes I ever bought with my pocket money was;


Hope they don't miss their chance with using that.

Or this;

 
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It's set after? How did he make it?

They just glance over it. He just survived. Maybe there will be some better reason offered down the road, but it really doesn't matter - the show is goofy as hell and the only thing it takes halfway seriously is (minor spoilers)

Peacemaker's arrested development from the brainwashing and suggested abuse at the hands of his father

And I do mean halfway seriously.
 
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The end credits sequence of The Suicide Squad shows him being revived by the side team and being offered another chance.

I just watched it, it still doesn't really offer any reason why he survived. In the show the doctor just says (sic)

You got shot and had a building fall on you. Surprised all we had to do was reset your clavicle

James Gunn mentioned either in some interview or on Twitter he'd never bring a character back from the dead but he had too good of an idea for a show, something along those lines. It would be a very Gunn move to just basically say "yea he survived, don't worry about it, on with the show".
 
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this is pretty much the same kind of tone as the boys but more competently made.

the boys has a better premise but is not well executed so it's a bit of a contrived mess.
 

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I couldn't really get into it. Seemed like an odd choice to just have 90% shots of backgrounds with no characters and the occasional person talking to themselves
 

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I love how Gunn chose an absurdist band who makes faux 80's hair band songs for his theme. If you listen to the lyrics they're just singing nonsense because it kind of sounds like an 80's song


Everything about this show is awesome and funny
 
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