Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” series directed by James Gunn is a masterpiece of vulgarity and dark humor, so fans affectionately nicknamed him – James Gunn
The most impressive James Gunn in recent years is “The Suicide Squad” directed by him. This is an IP owned by DC. It is about a large group of supervillains who have been implanted with nano bombs in their bodies and have to help the United States. The story of high-level sacrifice.
And James Gunn not only revitalized this IP, but also planned to popularize the villain in this group of villains-Peacemaker.
Peacemaker kills people like hemp, and temporarily defected. He has to be as irritating as possible, and he has a famous saying, which has also made everyone happy for a long time:
“I swear to maintain world peace – no matter how many people I have to kill.”
In 2022, the spin-off story “Peacemaker” of “Suicide Squad” will be officially broadcast in the form of American TV series.
Let us first meet the protagonist of this story, Peacemaker.
He firmly believes that peace is sublime and sacred, and he himself is the dove of peace with an olive branch.
Therefore, he believes that he has the right to be a butcher for the sake of peace. Once he is in the position, he will kill him without asking whether the opponent is an enemy or a friend.
During the operation of the Suicide Squad, even the special forces who were obedient to their superiors, Richard Flag could not pass the test of conscience. He planned to maintain justice, but Peacemaker, who was full of lofty ideals, did not hesitate to continue the mission, and even killed Rick himself. die.
At this point, you might think that this is a horrible, cold, moral hypocrite, like this:
But in fact, his style is like this:
Growing up, Peacemaker’s world has been three and one eagle: Dad, brother, best friend, and a pet eagle.
The most reliable beside him is the eagle.
His father is a white supremacist fanatic named “White Dragon”, who curses the world all day long.
And Peacemaker’s best friend is not a reliable thing.
His nickname is “Vigilante”. If Peacemaker has any purpose in killing people, then “Vigilante” killing is purely for fun.
Due to too many human life lawsuits, the vigilantes always wear masks and never show their true identities to anyone.
However, combined with what he has done, it has to be said that his IQ is a fortune teller if he can live to this day.
Of course, there were normal people around Peacemaker.
His own brother once broke through the extreme brainwashing education of “White Dragon”, and taught the young Peacemaker the correct values - “Brother, peace!”
It is a pity that my brother died early, and the education of my younger brother has since been abandoned halfway.
So the “peace” in the eyes of my brother, the “pureness” in the eyes of my father, and the “duty” in the eyes of my friends, a wonderful chemical reaction occurred in Peacemaker’s not-so-smart little brain, and finally mixed into one, forming such a ” The funny logic of killing for peace”.
Therefore, even the poor group of villains like Suicide Squad can make Peacemaker feel that the three views have been repaired, and the whole person’s conscience has been discovered.
After the shock of his thoughts, Peacemaker finally began to realize how tragic his life was. He felt people’s disgust and alienation towards him, and recalled the moment when he killed his teammates with his own hands…
So he finally realized…
However, the irony is that even Peacemaker has understood the wrong logic, but it has made Amanda Waller, the top of the US government, a treasure. When she saw the scene of Peacemaker slaughtering her teammates, she found out: Peacemaker, stupid, ruthless , without conscience, can be used for her.
So after the Suicide Squad ended, Waller personally designated Peacemaker as the assassination officer in the next team, along with the team leader Moon, the female agent Harcourt, the logistics staff – the otaku Ranhu and the black lesbian. Adebayor, and a “Vigilante” who had to get in the car.
In the entire team, Moon and Harcourt’s IQ accounted for 80%, and the remaining 20% belonged to Adebayo.
Therefore, we have reason to believe that this is the most shadowy experience of team leader Moon in his life.
The target of this assassination is not proportional to their abilities.
Assassination targets are code-named “Butterflies”, they look like people, but sometimes they don’t look like people.
In normal times, they behave like ordinary people.
But when they get home, they will become expressionless like robots, sitting together as a family, and the silence is eerie and outrageous.
What’s more terrifying is that their fights are so powerful that even a thin girl can burst out with the power of a leopard’s head.
A strong Peacemaker was almost beaten to death by a girl when he was fighting with his bare hands.
According to common sense, Peacemaker has always killed people without blinking an eye, and it is not a problem to blow a few heads. In front of a “butterfly” that can hardly be regarded as a human target, I am afraid that the psychological burden is not much different from killing a few real butterflies.
But his hands were shaking.
In this regard, he gave himself a lot of poor reasons:
I don’t have a dove of peace engraved on my gun, I’m in a bad state today, this target is a child, this child is so ugly
However, the real reason, I believe the audience can see – Peacemaker’s belief in “killing for peace” is shaking.
Conversely, if the slogan is just empty words, then killing is no longer a means of achieving peace – killing is killing.
Even if they had a thousand words to convince themselves, they could not get rid of the shadow of murder. Harcourt was depressed to the point of menopause after the first murder. People don’t die.
And the boss of this operation, Moon, even after the murder, felt extremely disgusted with himself.
Of course, there are also people who kill people without any adverse reactions, such as “Vigilante” in this play.
But even if he is as stupid as “Vigilante”, he will be open to the chasing police under the circumstance of Peacemaker’s firm dissuasion.
However, whether it was villains like “Butterfly”, “White Dragon”, or the American police, they all raised their guns without hesitation.
So, the most ironic scene of the show appeared, two villains who murdered without blinking an eye were chased by a group of American police and the “White Dragon” team with guns.
And Waller, the high-ranking American high-level executive, had already arranged for the back-end, and used a trick to cross the river and demolish the bridge, pushing Peacemaker out of the pot.
They do it without mercy.
You will find that all murderers have their own slogans, “Butterfly” for world peace, “White Dragon” for pure blood, American police for justice and law, and Waller for the so-called national interest.
And what’s the difference between what they’re doing and what Peacemaker has done in the past?
And so, in this whole jerk story, we actually start to think that Peacemaker and the “Vigilante” jerk have to be a little cute and a little naive.
Whenever the audience starts to feel terrible and dark, they will always use their lower IQ limit to pull everyone out of the slump.
So the whole play strikes a delicate balance:
It’s a little dark, but funny enough;
It’s a bit tragic, but optimistic enough;
It is occasionally disgusting, but it also often blooms a gorgeous flower in the stinky ditch.
The roar of despair turned into a cross talk, the roar of guns is hidden in the daily bickering, this is James Gunn’s dark humor.
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