I’ve already heard one colleague refer to Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, in which an arms deal goes wrong and escalates into an almost 90-minute-long shootout, as a kind of cinematic high-wire act. But high-wire acts don’t last 90 minutes; watching somebody balance on a wire for 90 minutes would get pretty boring if that’s all they were doing. There’s an audaciousness to Free Fire that’s self-defeating. Yes, Wheatley pulled off a feature-length gun battle. But the result is so monotonous that I ran out of patience long before the participants ran out of bullets.
It’s about time. After months of waiting, the first (red band!) trailer for Free Fire has arrived on the heels of last night’s midnight premiere at TIFF. The latest thriller from Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High-Rise) features an all-star roster, including Oscar-winner Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer and Wheatley favorite Michael Smiley in the story of an arms deal gone terribly wrong.
It took years to finally get an adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis’ Powers comic off the ground, but only two to bring it crashing back to Earth. After two seasons, Bendis confirms that the expensive and ambitious PlayStation series will come to an end.
Is it Free Comic Book TV day? Well, if the first episode of AMC’s Preacher weren’t enough to tide you over, Sony PlayStation’s Powers seems to have followed suit for Season 2. The full 2016 premiere is available online, free of charge.
Whether or not the first season of PlayStation’s comic-adapted Powers did justice to its Brian Michael Bendis origins, it looks as if Season 2 heavily intends to right the ship with an increased scale, and one of the book’s most famous stories. See for yourself in the final trailer for our May premiere, along with word of another Talking Dead-style aftershow to follow.
It’s safe to say that fans new and old of PlayStation’s Powers TV series could use a refresher on the first season ahead of its May 31 return, and Sony has just the thing. Meet the newest additions, good and bad, as the latest Powers Season 2 featurette recaps both the story so far, and what dangers lie ahead for the new episodes.
Time will tell if PlayStation’s Powers can succeed in Season 2 by leaning closer to its comic book roots, but the first clip is off to a flying start. Meet the new Retro Girl in town (the first one’s barely cold) in a new clip, as well as a look at the new comics-inspired opening credits.
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The other day saw PlayStation’s Powers adaptation coming out of hibernation to deliver its first Season 2 photos, now crashing through your wall with more to offer. Not only do we have a May premiere for the first episodes, but a brand-new trailer chock full of superhero action.