by James Gunn pop music love has become a business card. The song choices in his both guardians of the galaxy movies, as good as The Suicide Squad, set Gunn’s superhero movies apart from others. They are irreverent, they are funny and, of course, it continues with his new show Peacemaker.
Both guardians of the galaxy movies have elaborate, music-driven opening credits sequences, but Gunn tops them both with his first DC show. Stream now on HBO Max, Peacemaker stars John Cena as the anti-hero first seen in The Suicide Squad. After betraying his team, Peacemaker must now enter an uncertain world and go on living… bbut not before this incredible opening title sequence, seen here without the literally offensive “Skip Intro” button that appears on HBO Max. How dare anyone skip that?
The song over there is called “Do You Wanna Taste It?” by the Wig Wam bong. And while it has a very distinct 1980s rock vibe, it’s actually a 2010 album. So thanks James Gunn for the recommendation.
Besides the song being super catchy and funny, what makes this scene so amazing is Gunn’s direction of this cast. Cena, Danielle Brooks, Jennifer Holland, Freddie Stroma, Steve Agee, Robert Patrick, Nhut Le and Lochlyn Munro are doing this absolutely ridiculous dance and giving no emotion about it. Just nothing. So you have these empty faces waving their arms wildly in unison as a “Norwegian glam metal band” talks about “tasting it”, as more and more cast members join in the fun. It’s just breathtakingly silly, awesome, and absolutely perfect.
The first three episodes of Peacemaker are now on HBO Max with more to come every week. Gunn says he wants to do more seasons too, but he’s got that third one guardians of the galaxy do for next May before that can happen.
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