James Gunn has an inimitable talent for elevating rejects and burnouts into some of the most compelling, complex characters in modern pulp fiction.
Even indicental characters get more development than half the leads of modern blockbusters, in a mix of deep pathos and hilarious irreverence.
Peacemaker is no different — an anti-hero at his heart, John Cena brings a gravitas to this sad asshole that makes him much more fun than your standard comic fare.
Ultra-violent, frequently disturbing, and leaning into Gunn’s penchant for visceral body horror spliced with dark humour, it’s a wild ride and a tonne of fun.
If you liked the recent (and also excellent) The Suicide Squad, you’ll like this.