Peacemaker Review

Peacemaker Review

Jacob Sloan, Reporter

Peacemaker is not your average D.C superhero’s action film or tv series, it is structured for adults and includes lots of crude humor paired with gruesome, awesome action sequences. With peacemaker (John Cena), the main character, but even Harcourt (Jennifer Holand) who his Chris’s love interest and a vigilante who is peacemaker’s want-to-be sidekick.  

Chris Smith or Peacemaker is a ridiculous character. The red, white, and blue-clad superhero/supervillain is a walking, talking contradiction. Peacemaker is arrogant, socially unaware, misogynistic, and culturally insensitive. His ridiculousness extends not just to his costume or his helmet which is a beacon of freedom, or to his pet bald eagle named Eagly, but also to his most used catchphrase. “I cherish peace with all my heart,” says Peacemaker in The Suicide Squad. “I don’t care how many men, women, and children I need to kill to get it.”  

The main storyline of the show is the Butterflies, an alien parasite that burrows into your brain and controls you after it kills you. They are on earth and in the U.S to slowly take over the government and the world. Peacemakers team is the only thing that stands in the way of the butterflies as throughout the series we learn increasingly more about them and their plan, including that they have a “cow” a sort of food source that keeps them alive as they cannot eat what humans eat to sustain themselves.  

I highly recommend this show for older teenagers and adults as it does have some more mature scenes. Other than that, the series is particularly good, it is exhilarating and gives you a unique perspective on peacemaker than the fans got in The Suicide Squad. I rate this series a 4.0 out of 5 shields and it can be streamed on HBO max.