Twisted Metal Teases Us All With A Sweet Tooth Fight

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A new look at the Twisted Metal series is here with things feeling less Twisted Metal once more

As was to be expected out of the Summer Game Fest, we have another look at the upcoming Twisted Metal series coming to Peacock. Okay, well, maybe not expected but it feels about right with the show kicking off on July 27th for those that throw in on the service. Given that many out there have been cautious about giving any of this a solid chance, yours truly included, we will take all that we can to get ready. Now, we have one nice little scene between John Doe (Anthony Mackie) and Twisted Metal's main face Sweet Tooth (Will Arnett/Samoa Joe) for us all to see just how it is going to flow out there. Get your judgment ready…

This whole clip takes place in a casino in the version of Las Vegas we are going to see in Twisted Metal here. As a native of Las Vegas, I already have my judgment out there, but that is the case with every show, movie, or game that takes us to the town. Mainly as most writers don't ever feel like they have been to the city or seen what is out there in the media. That aside, though, this version of Twisted Metal is in a wasteland setting and this is only a basic casino set for us to look at here. So, we will ignore most of that and just know there will be tables and slot machines everywhere. That does feel a bit accurate, to be honest.

Now for the more concerning part I have for Twisted Metal here. I was excited to hear that Will Arnett was going to do the voice for Sweet Tooth here given how well he did with Batman and other roles out there. Sadly, this just doesn't sound good and does not feel like it is syncing up with the action on the screen. Nor does it feel like it is fitting for the Twisted Metal pitch and lore we have had before. Just because Sweet Tooth is dressed as a clown does not mean he acts that way. It seems insanely off given the state of things from the games, but it is a choice and at least he looks as imposing as he should.

Twisted Metal — First Look At Sweet Tooth & John Doe

Twisted Metal is streaming July 27th on Peacock.

John Doe (Anthony Mackie) and Sweet Tooth (Will Arnett/Samoa Joe) get into a fight until Sisqó’s “Thong Song” brings them together.

Twisted Metal, a half-hour live-action TV series based on the classic PlayStation game series, is a high-octane action comedy, based on an original take by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and written by Michael Jonathan Smith, about a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the help of a badass axe-wielding car thief, he’ll face savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck.

Another concern I have for Twisted Metal here is that they mention some car fights, but it looks like most will be handled outside of the car. I get that is an expensive thing to pull off in a show like this, but it is an IP all about cars with guns and shooting each other up. It makes me worried that they will not be as exciting as they should be and we will just keep getting the show-off of the actors they have for the roles. Twisted Metal should feel closer to Mad Max instead of a comedy-drama, at least to me. I am not feeling this tone here for this clip, but maybe after Comic-Con this year I will be singing a different tune before the first episode drops.

How are you feeling about Twisted Metal as it all lands right now? Do you think we will see many of the car shooting out there or will they be small segments that lead into the drama side of things like this? Will the other characters in the show go out of their way to show their faces or will we have more of the bad ADR in the mix of all of this instead? Take it all to the comment section to discuss all of your thoughts out there. Please keep checking back in for all of that and more for Twisted Metal. We will most likely be covering all of the episodes as they come out there, so get ready for all of that.