Humor – Bat Cages Fri, 14 Jan 2022 18:21:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Humor – Bat Cages 32 32 How Peacemaker’s New Trailer Pursues The Suicide Squad’s R-Rated Humor Sun, 09 Jan 2022 23:06:19 +0000

Peacemaker is days away from his HBO Max debut, and the final trailer reveals that the new show promises to continue The Suicide Squad’s R-rated humor.

One of the most anticipated DCTV shows of 2022 is Peacemaker, the television spin-off of The suicide squad from director James Gunn. Considered a major success compared to its 2016 predecessor, Suicide Squad, the sequel to the film managed to engage audience members on three points: it told a simple story, the humor was actually smart, and the characters were all fun to watch.

Easily, two of the most memorable characters from The suicide squad who aren’t Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn are Idris Elba’s Bloodsport and John Cena’s Peacemaker. While Bloodsport isn’t set to appear in any current or future DC Extended Universe projects, fans will at least be able to enjoy Peacemaker’s antics more, for better or for worse. If the most recent trailer is anything to go by, fans can also expect the new show to continue much of the same R-rated humor that endearing fans did. The suicide squad. Here are three ways the new show continues The suicide squad humorous impulse.

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Peacemaker is still a lovable jerk

Much of what sells Peacemaker humor in The suicide squad is his profound lack of self-awareness. He knows he’s a highly skilled assassin with some pretty cool weapons that sometimes manages to impress even Bloodsport. He is also more than aware of his good looks, especially since he has a Herculean build to go with it. What he overestimates is how much he is loved by others, especially women. All along The suicide squad, Peacemaker is often Bloodsport’s thorn in the side and causes other members of his team, like Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior), to question his sanity.

the Peacemaker The trailer shows that the HBO Max series will continue to make Peacemaker’s lack of self-awareness a major source of the show’s humor. Examples in the trailer include Emilia Harcourt (Jennifer Holland) disregarding him for attraction and telling Leota Adebayo (Danielle Brooks) that she “[doesn’t] have to shoot people after [he’s] killed them already. “In the latter case, he doesn’t realize that she shot the man on impulse and not because she didn’t notice he was already dead. He doesn’t understand. Neither is why calling someone “sweet cheeks” and “sweet tits” is offensive for the same reason that he took the Bloodsport “eat a bag of dicks” joke too literally in The suicide squad.

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The Peacemaker team is also a motley crew

Another major selling point of The suicide squad is the fact that the team is made up of eccentric personalities who vary in their violent tendencies. Harley Quinn loves to wreak havoc, Bloodsport gets it right by murdering people in cold blood, and King Shark loves to crush people. Ratcatcher has a smart house rat named Sebastian, and Polka-Dot Man is haunted by childhood trauma and has suicidal tendencies. Of the whole team, only Rick Flag – the team leader – seems to have his head on his shoulders.

the Peacemaker The HBO Max series promises to continue that dynamic with the character’s own Task Force X team, also made up of eccentric personalities. Out of the known squad, Emilia Harcourt appears to fill the role of Rick Flag from the film with Vigilante (Freddie Stroma) reprising Harley Quinn’s “Deadpool role”. Leota Adebayo appears to play a role similar to Deadshot and Bloodsport in the movies, but with the moral compass of Ratcatcher. Steve Agee even reprise his role as John Economos from The suicide squad, supplemented by an attack by Peacemaker’s company eagle. Chukwudi Iwuji takes on the role of Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) as Clemson Murn, with the same coldness as Waller.

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Peacemaker thrives on irony

Peacemaker’s latest major selling point in The suicide squad is his inability to understand irony, including the irony of his murderous tendencies contradicting his peace mission statement. During a scene in The suicide squad, Ratcatcher wonders why his name is Peacemaker, to which the latter replies, “I cherish peace with all my heart; I don’t care how many men, women and children I kill to get it. . ” This prompts Ratcatcher to turn to Polka-Dot Man and say, “I thought you were the fool.”

Like The suicide squad red band trailers, the red band trailer for Peacemaker also feeds on irony. There are plenty of examples of this dotted throughout the trailer, but the best part is the scene which features Peacemaker speaking about his experiences as a “superhero” to a class of kindergarten children. Speaking of “[defeating] the most dangerous villains in the world with his two fists, [his] desert eagle and two rocket launchers, “Peacemaker omits details of the fatal injuries and deaths. The irony is that he doesn’t think the omission of those details makes his stories more believable, but rather makes it” cooler “for kids.

You can give Peacemaker a chance when he stumbles upon HBO Max on January 13, 2022.

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The dark humor and remarkable life of Ollie Harrington on display at OSU Fri, 07 Jan 2022 12:44:42 +0000

Ollie Harrington’s sixth-grade teacher Miss McCoy inspired him to become a designer, but not because she recognized his artistic talents. Instead, as Harrington related later in life, McCoy would call Ollie and another black student in front of the class and say, “These two, being black, belong in the trash.”

Young Harrington was powerless to fight his teacher’s vicious racism. There was nothing a black sixth grader could do publicly in a predominantly white school. But he knew how to draw.

Harrington began to make unflattering caricatures of Miss McCoy in his notebooks. “It was actually the impetus for his art, and it led to the work that surrounds us now,” said Kay Clopton, Ohio State Humanities and Social Sciences librarian and co-curator of “Dark Laughter Revisited: The Life & Times of Ollie Harrington, ”On display at OSU’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum. (Due to a lack of staff, the Billy is currently closed but will open this weekend Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and next week from Tuesday to Sunday at the same times; the exhibition will run until ‘to May 8.)