Twisted Metal is a fun and twisted show based on the PlayStation game. I’ve never played the game, but I certainly enjoyed the show’s craziness.
Simply put it, Twisted Metal is a live action-comedy adaptation of the PlayStation game that sometimes looks and feels like a game instead of live action. And that’s a good thing.
Starring Anthony Mackie & Stephanie Beatriz, the show isn’t shy from going the extra mile to remind us that it’s based on a game. As a result, it has an edge to it that makes it stand out, even when it felt like a cheap knockoff.
Personally, I was surprised. I started watching the show because I was looking for mind-numbing action. I got that and more. The series does feel like it comes from a place of and a labor of love. It embraces the pitch-black chaos of its source material while bringing timely themes to the fore. What results is a series with real heart, if not a relentless cruel streak.
While it is not technically a good one, it is fun and entertaining and utterly ridiculous. You’ll laugh hard, scream even harder, when hide under the sheet whenever my favorite crazy clow shows up on screen.
It was violent and bloody and cheesy and funny and honestly lovely. Here’s to more.
Should You Watch It?
An enjoyable blast of cartoonishly violent mayhem, Twisted Metal sometimes struggles to flesh out its source material. But ultimately, the show offers an adaptation with surprising depth, and lots of fun.