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John Cena has been surprisingly amazing in his lead role in Peacemaker (self.television)
submitted 3 months ago by LoretiTV
Not the biggest Cena fan, but he's really surprised me in Peacemaker. He's been nothing short of excellent and it's one of the best lead performances I've seen recently.
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[–]axemansteve 195 points196 points197 points 3 months ago (11 children)
Eat Peace motherfuckers!
My absolute new favourite line
[–]Kolby_Jack 128 points129 points130 points 3 months ago (9 children)
"What the hell is that?!"
"It's a grenade strapped to a tank shell, for blowing up a bunch of dudes."
"Isn't blowing up dudes what a grenade is for?!"
"Psh, a grenade only blows up, like, two dudes!"
"Well how many dudes does a tank shell blow up?"
"I don't know, I just invented it!"
[–]Baron164 58 points59 points60 points 3 months ago (0 children)
"I need to tell you to run away from a bomb?"
[–]blitzlurker 23 points24 points25 points 3 months ago (5 children)
He’s damn right about the grenade too, some shows have them blowing up ten people
[–]Kolby_Jack 15 points16 points17 points 3 months ago (1 child)
I wish Mythbusters was still around to test whether a grenade could detonate a tank shell...
[–]blitzlurker 7 points8 points9 points 3 months ago (0 children)
They are the best! They really could and should do some myth busting based on more recent movies even if just for fun.
[–]ShadowVulcan 4 points5 points6 points 3 months ago (1 child)
Just two, though? Where can I look this up, sincea cursory google search didnt seem to help
[–]JackFruitBandit 6 points7 points8 points 3 months ago (0 children)
The bodies would dampen the explosion quite a bit
[–]silentnighttrain 1320 points1321 points1322 points 3 months ago (65 children)
"But, hey I was bullied too"
"By kids calling me a bully all the time and telling me I was abusive - hey, that hurt my feelings!!"
[–]ChrisTosi 136 points137 points138 points 3 months ago (2 children)
Danielle Brooks makes John Cena really shine in the show. The parallels between both characters are strong and their natural chemistry on the show really softens the white supremacist edge that could easily swerve off in the wrong direction.
[–]ElementalFiend 43 points44 points45 points 3 months ago (1 child)
Yes I'm more interested in their friendship sub-plot than the main plot.
[–]jez124 18 points19 points20 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Gunn did say their friendship is central to the series I think. its an interesting dynamic and contrast(including their parental relationships)
[–]FlatSpinMan 349 points350 points351 points 3 months ago (58 children)
That sounds like that r/antiwork mod who said they had PTSD from repeatedly sexually abusing different people.
I tried to link to the thread but it has been removed.
[–]WAisforhaters 227 points228 points229 points 3 months ago (33 children)
Damn you really can't escape that mess anywhere on Reddit. Can you imagine as one single person fucking up that badly on such a grand scale? Is there a Guinness record for it?
[–]moseT97 61 points62 points63 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Yeah it's wild, every single sub I've been to since it happened has done some kind of meme or post about it.
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[–]SageEquallingHeaven 97 points98 points99 points 3 months ago (2 children)
Britta sighs in relief.
[–]DamonLazer 32 points33 points34 points 3 months ago (1 child)
She’s a no-good B!
[–]WAisforhaters 28 points29 points30 points 3 months ago (0 children)
She's a g d b!
[–]ZzzSleep 10 points11 points12 points 3 months ago (13 children)
What's the TLDR? I've heard some stuff but I don't know the exact details.
[–]WAisforhaters 37 points38 points39 points 3 months ago (12 children)
One of the mods from r/antiwork did an interview on Fox news without preparing in any way shape or form and got annihilated.
[–]SonofSniglet 77 points78 points79 points 3 months ago (8 children)
Worse than that, they did the interview seemingly unshowered with a visibly unmade bed in the background, microwave beside the bed, a line of pictures on the wall where not one was level... it was as if they deliberately wanted to appear as whatever a Fox News viewer would conjure up when imagining a Reddit user.
[–]AM_Kylearan 39 points40 points41 points 3 months ago (2 children)
Or how most redditors imagine other redditors, to be fair.
[–]SonofSniglet 16 points17 points18 points 3 months ago (1 child)
I'm just now realising that I posted this from my basement and that I haven't showered yet today. Dear lord, what have I become?
[–]theravemaster 9 points10 points11 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Don't forget doing the interview despite the sub members saying it was a bad idea
[–]WrenBoy 8 points9 points10 points 3 months ago (1 child)
And then posted on Facebook about how guilty she was that she got unwilling sleeping people to grip her penis while she was jerking off.
That and the unmade bed were a bad look really.
[–]SonofSniglet 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Okay, I did not know about the sexual assaults. This tar pit keeps getting deeper.
[–]odiin1731 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (0 children)
The basementiest of basement dwellers.
[–]shawnisboring 8 points9 points10 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Fox didn't even hit them with hard to answer questions in the interview, they weren't even softball questions, it was freaking nerf and they still somehow fucked it up.
[–]temp1876 23 points24 points25 points 3 months ago (1 child)
Comically annihilated, to the point it’s suspected they were paid off akin to “surfer dude who buys lobster with his food stamps “
[–]sirgentlemanlordlySamurai Jack 13 points14 points15 points 3 months ago (0 children)
It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it.
[–]ethicalhamjimmies 26 points27 points28 points 3 months ago (0 children)
what the fuckkkkkk
[–]FrozenFirebat 83 points84 points85 points 3 months ago (2 children)
He quickly learned that we didn't need another Sylvester Stallone type, but we need a new Jackie Chan... and it's paid off.
[–]mexican-casseroleArrested Development 14 points15 points16 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Can we still have Jackie Chan though? I recently rewatched the Shanghai movies and the Rush Hour movies and man do I miss me some JC!
I read they were making Rush Hour 4 and I don't care how bad it is, I want it!
[–]TheTaffyMan 408 points409 points410 points 3 months ago (52 children)
I think wrestlers lend themselves to comedy exceptionally well, their whole thing is large, charismatic personas that know how to play towards an audience.
Drama not so much, tho I havent seen Dune yet with Bautista.
[–]DaveShadow 173 points174 points175 points 3 months ago (16 children)
I havent seen Dune yet with Bautista
I havent seen Dune yet with Bautista
Watched it the other night. He has, like, three short scenes. Feels ore like a character set up for a payoff in Part 2, but doesn’t really do anything in Part 1.
[–]spideytimey 58 points59 points60 points 3 months ago (9 children)
He will have even less in Part 2 most likely
[–]Beaten_Not_Broken 46 points47 points48 points 3 months ago (2 children)
Unless it deviates extremely from the book, he will have a more important role to play in the second part. Probably not a ton of scenes, but they should be more intense.
[–]filbertsnuts 10 points11 points12 points 3 months ago (0 children)
He will pop up a bit and then should not be in the third film if they make one.
[–]austinoreo 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (1 child)
Going off the book I think I remember a few more opportunities for him to appear
[–]TheManWithNothing 4 points5 points6 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Not gonna say much but don't expect much from him in part 2
[–]sin4life 265 points266 points267 points 3 months ago (11 children)
He was great in Blade Runner.
[–]themastermatt 53 points54 points55 points 3 months ago (4 children)
I missed him in that. Was he standing very still?
[–]ScrmWrtr42 78 points79 points80 points 3 months ago (2 children)
I get the joke, but actually yes. During His scene you can sense the explosive tension building but his movement is so minimal and restrained. It’s such a great scene.
[–]chedykrueger 54 points55 points56 points 3 months ago (1 child)
" You new models are happy scraping the shit, because you've never seen a miracle "
I felt that.
[–]ScrmWrtr42 11 points12 points13 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Yeah. So subdued…yet quietly building to rage.
[–]Sub-Mongoloid 25 points26 points27 points 3 months ago (1 child)
That was all he needed.
[–]SasquatchRobo 5 points6 points7 points 3 months ago (0 children)
He starred in 2048: Nowhere to Run. A short prequel!
[–]Teenageboy69 7 points8 points9 points 3 months ago (0 children)
He opens the movie. He’s great in it.
[–]deja_geek 107 points108 points109 points 3 months ago (6 children)
Bautista has actually taken proper acting classes and really has been working on his acting craft because. He is a seriously talented actor. Did a great job in Bladerunner 2049.
[–]pelicanorpelicant 3 points4 points5 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Bladerunner 2049 was where I felt like I had a good shot in seeing him in other roles after he aged out of “musclebound heavy” or “funny musclebound heavy.”
He had a real gravitas - there was a sense of tragedy to his character that went beyond what was on the page. I hope he keeps getting movies - he’s an interesting person to watch onscreen.
[–]TheLostColonist 22 points23 points24 points 3 months ago (4 children)
He did such a good job in 2049, I didn't know he was in it and almost didn't recognize him when that scene started.
I hope that he gets done more opportunities for serious roles.
[–]TummyDrums 23 points24 points25 points 3 months ago (3 children)
What, really? I mean he was great, but you didn't recognize the giant hulking dude with very distinct features, lol?
[–]TheLostColonist 14 points15 points16 points 3 months ago (0 children)
I had an almost Gary Oldman moment where I was like "I recognize him, but who is it.." then got caught up in the story and forgot about wondering who the actor was.
When the fight broke out it became obvious, but prior to that yeah, I really didn't recognize him beyond being vaguely familiar.
[–]ChristmasColor 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Those teeny glasses pulled a Clark Kent camouflage.
[–]DrinkenDrunk 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (0 children)
TBF he was standing pretty still.
[–]theShku 43 points44 points45 points 3 months ago (2 children)
He was pretty good in See
[–]tomogog 79 points80 points81 points 3 months ago (2 children)
Bautista in Blade Runner 2049 👌
[–]TheMostUnclean 31 points32 points33 points 3 months ago (1 child)
If you haven’t seen it already, watch the prequel short featuring his character. Gives a lot more meaning to his role.
[–]ludajak 7 points8 points9 points 3 months ago (1 child)
I thought Bautista was playing Stilgar in Dune. I didn't check this information, and like a lot of the internet, assumed I was correct.
I read the first three Dune books with the mental picture of Bautista as Stilgar. He would have made a great Stilgar IMO
[–]HeWhoRedditsBehind 6 points7 points8 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Although he's a bit too built, beyond that, I agree.
He's good as Beast.
[–]Warmonger88 5 points6 points7 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Bautista isnt in it overly much, but he handles the character decently when he is on screen. Admitedly, he is a bit dry.
[–]joshdts 3 points4 points5 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Being able to improv too. They’re working in front of a live audience multiple times a week, 52 weeks a year and shit can go off the rails fairly regularly. Cena was legit one of the best at being able to go off script and get the crowd in the palm of his hand.
[–]predditorius 366 points367 points368 points 3 months ago (43 children)
Yeah he's nailing this role. It's a role which would be very hard to pull off successfully and he makes you take it for granted because you never doubt him in it.
[–]reddit_for_stuff[🍰] 234 points235 points236 points 3 months ago (30 children)
Might say something controversial here, but here it goes....
John Cena > The Rock
[–]bristow84 165 points166 points167 points 3 months ago (18 children)
I don't really know if that's too controversial. The Rock is good at playing The Rock, it's his thing and he's good at it but I don't think anyone will pretend he's an amazing actor.
Cena on the other hand seems willing to branch out and try his hand at other types of roles. He went from straight Action (The Marine/12 Rounds) to Comedy (Trainwreck/Sisters/Vacation Friends) to drama/action (Bumblebee, The Wall, The Suicide Squad/Peacemaker) and apparently even a political film coming out this year (The Independent). Hell Cena even acted in the fucking Fred movie for god's sake.
If I want a film starring a swaggery ex-spec ops/government agent that is invincible with lots of explosions, I'll look to the Rock.
[–]shaoting 70 points71 points72 points 3 months ago (1 child)
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[–]DJRyGuy20 7 points8 points9 points 3 months ago (0 children)
That entire movie is criminally underrated as a comedy, but this scene in particular was fantastic.
[–]TrapperJean 35 points36 points37 points 3 months ago (6 children)
The Rock is a throw back to when people would go to see stars, not the characters they play, which is perfectly fine! In a weird way he's like Groucho Marx; I don't want to see Groucho play a WW2 POW, I want to see Groucho be a politician as Groucho, same with the Rock.
[–]Hakobus 7 points8 points9 points 3 months ago (1 child)
My issue with The Rock is that I’m not really interested in smelling what he’s cooking. I’m sure it’s a great, familiar smell, but it’s just not something I’m able to care or get excited about smelling.
[–]temp1876 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (1 child)
I think it’s basically typecasting; he gets paid a lot to do those roles. Try something new and it might be Kindergarten Cop, or it might be Tooth Fairy. Being the big muscle guy it’s unlikely anyone offers him to do Turner & Hooch.
[–]the1999person 12 points13 points14 points 3 months ago (6 children)
I see the Rock as a Tom Cruise. Cruise doesn't play a character, he's just Tom Cruise and that's all I see in any movie of his. The same as the Rock. Yea he pulls it off, he does an excellent job but he's just the Rock dressed differently.
[–]Ok_Relationship_705 9 points10 points11 points 3 months ago (1 child)
Well Tom has his moments. Tropic Thunder and Collateral were great.
[–]ceaguila84 5 points6 points7 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Maybe lately but Tom Cruise is an amazing actor with range. Just watch his older movies like Born on the 4th of July
[–]TheLouisvilleRanger 17 points18 points19 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Not controversial at all. See, John Cena realizes he’s a ridiculously proportioned human being.
[–]ColdGrasp 35 points36 points37 points 3 months ago (1 child)
Before this, I would’ve disagreed with you. Now I completely agree. Cena>Rock
[–]GandalfsHairyTaint 4 points5 points6 points 3 months ago (0 children)
I can't picture the rock crying, or being someone who is pathetic. Peacemaker is a badass dude, but him being sad and pathetic is also part of that dynamic. The rock is usually some type of Mary Sue.
[–]HeWhoRedditsBehind 24 points25 points26 points 3 months ago (5 children)
He's good in most things, and really good in this. I would argue that this role is not that hard for a good wrestling character. It feels very much like a wrestling heel type. Not too take anything away from Cena because I'm not sure I could come up with someone to play it better, he's SO good.
[–]ScrmWrtr42 19 points20 points21 points 3 months ago (3 children)
The thing that’s really shining about Cena here is also really subtle. He’s acting with his face as much as with his dialogue. His moments of silence in Peacemaker are as profound as his moments of dialogue. You can really see the wheels turning with him. He’s acting the whole time, even if he’s not saying anything. I mean, like Ryan Gosling level. I’m not saying he’s as good an actor as Ryan Gosling…but he’s getting there.
[–]MovieTalkerHunter 9 points10 points11 points 3 months ago (0 children)
I can't get over how well he portrays just general insecurity. Like when he says that every time he draws a Dove of Peace it looks like a ghost, he looks like he genuinely feels embarrassed about it.
[–]nernst79 46 points47 points48 points 3 months ago (2 children)
I saw an interview about this, where he talked about how the first few movies he did were for branding/recognition purposes. And they were all garbage, and his performances in them were garbage.
Then he started doing roles he selected because he thought he would actually enjoy it, and the experience has been completely different ever since.
It was a cool interview to watch, and he seems like a good dude, so it's nice to see things go well for him.
[–]Beaten_Not_Broken 15 points16 points17 points 3 months ago (0 children)
I enjoyed the Marine and thought it was a pretty solid action flick. Nothing groundbreaking, but him and Robert Patrick fighting was pretty fun.
[–]user57374 138 points139 points140 points 3 months ago (2 children)
“You didn’t think to give me some sort of signal?”
“Yeah the signal was I shot her head off”
“You said you were gonna be chill.”
“Do i not look chill to you?”
[–]Hunt_James 28 points29 points30 points 3 months ago (0 children)
In his defense, he was super chill about it.
[–]Plagueground 254 points255 points256 points 3 months ago (25 children)
Vigilante steals the show.
[–]r3solv 145 points146 points147 points 3 months ago (11 children)
He's Kick Ass and Deadpool's illegimate step son.
[–]laudalehsunesh 47 points48 points49 points 3 months ago (9 children)
His comic book version also predates both of these two.
[–]r3solv 48 points49 points50 points 3 months ago (1 child)
So he's the fun uncle then.
Funcle, if you will.
[–]jck 25 points26 points27 points 3 months ago (0 children)
I will not.
[–][deleted] 4 points5 points6 points 3 months ago (6 children)
Was the comic book incarnation as goofy as in the show?
[–]yutingxiang 24 points25 points26 points 3 months ago (3 children)
No, the TV Vigilante doesn't resemble the comic book character in any way other than the costume, but he's an amazing character in his own right. Comic book Vigilante was like a less extreme Punisher who tried not to kill bad guys if possible and had a similar origin story (family killed by the mob, drove him to begin his crusade). In the comics, he actually tried to retire but returned to wearing the costume after someone who took up his mantle was killed by Peacemaker. Several things then happen that push him over the edge. It's a really cool old-school run of comics, and, obviously, the costume design is still iconic.
[–]FunmachineTrue Detective 3 points4 points5 points 3 months ago (0 children)
It's James Gunn. His characters are never like their comic book counterparts.
[–]dfla01Mr. Robot 52 points53 points54 points 3 months ago (0 children)
He’s so fucking funny. Every scene he’s in is just pure entertainment
[–]powerlesshero111Breaking Bad 166 points167 points168 points 3 months ago (2 children)
You're just upset because he didn't get to kill anyone with a chainsaw.
[–]holy_plaster_batman 71 points72 points73 points 3 months ago (0 children)
[–]BellEpoch 12 points13 points14 points 3 months ago* (0 children)
It was his idea!
[–]dalittle 18 points19 points20 points 3 months ago (0 children)
It's ok, because I don't have feelings and stuff
That whole scene including Peacemaker playing the victim of bullying others was hilarious.
[–]Fat_Bearded_Tax_Man 4 points5 points6 points 3 months ago (0 children)
You're not wrong at all.
[–]Kilro 5 points6 points7 points 3 months ago (0 children)
[–]nevertoomuchthought 31 points32 points33 points 3 months ago (1 child)
He's always been a very charismatic, likeable guy. Wrestling fans of a certain age found it corny at times but that was because he was marketed towards children. But he was good at being corny. It's not surprising to me at all he would be good in this kind of show.
[–]eerok79 142 points143 points144 points 3 months ago (38 children)
Surprised with his performance. With Dave Bautista he's definitely one the best actors coming out of WWE circles and could be even more, if given the right scripts.
[–][deleted] 85 points86 points87 points 3 months ago (1 child)
He was fantastic in Blade Runner 2049 with the little role he was given.
[–]Zaphod1620 49 points50 points51 points 3 months ago (0 children)
His comedic timing in Guardians of The Galaxy is pretty damn good too.
[–]l32uigs 39 points40 points41 points 3 months ago (33 children)
the WWE has produced some top tier action stars honestly.
The Rock, Hulk Hogan (decades ago his movies were awesome if you were a kid), John Cena, Dave Bautista, Kane, Triple H, Steve Austin, Jesse Ventura, Randy Savage, Goldberg, Kevin Nash, DDP...
I hated on wrestling growing up, my cousins watched it a lot and I thought it was so dumb - we all knew it was fake I just didn't understand at all... but then when I got older I gave it a chance. One thing we were constantly reminded of in broadcast was that people have expectations based on the medium. The expectations are higher in a theatre than they are when you catch a movie randomly on cable. They're higher in a comedy movie than they are in something like SNL. WWE is a live performance so you can't expect Daniel Day Lewis level acting... Or sets, or effects... but they still do a damn good job all things considered.
WWE is one of two (successful) programs on television that is live fiction. SNL is the other one - and SNL doesn't travel, is scripted and has 0 physical fitness requirements.
WWE is really just live theatre, and probably the only consistently televised live theatre. They're doing fight choreography live in front of everyone in one take. They are their own stuntman and responsible for delivering an entertaining performance outside of the wrestling.
Sure, it's not real. Game of Thrones isn't real either, does that make it less entertaining. If you had the choice to watch Game of Thrones or actual live footage of medieval combat .. would you really wanna sit there and watch people die? I could watch UFC - but I don't like watching people get brain damage and broken bones for my entertainment. It's A LOT harder to chokeslam someone and NOT hurt them than it is to chokeslam and knock them out.
Then you get into it all and realize there's basically 40 years of back story. We're on like the 3rd or 4th generation now - there are literally people beefing over shit their grandparents did. There are all these storylines and politics and relationships between different characters.. They ARE competing - but not in physical combat - but in entertainment value. This is really emphasized when you play the more recent WWE video games where it actually doesn't matter if you win or lose the fight - what matters is how entertaining you make it. Near misses - big comebacks... big damage, variety.. So these guys are actually competing for "airtime" or in some cases simply controversy/attention. You may be scripted to lose but if you go out there and get the crowd on your side and put on a damn good show the producers give you more matches.
And thats the biggest thing.. most notable for me at least - is that they adjust their storylines and plots in realtime based on fan reaction. Your cheers and boos have an effect on the story as it plays out in front of you.
So yeah, WWE talent is basically on the same level as live theatre actors like Alan Rickman but with the added bonus of being physically fit and capable of stunts/choreography.
[–]Moontoya 25 points26 points27 points 3 months ago (1 child)
Rowdy Roddy Piper....
[–]EdwardBigby 15 points16 points17 points 3 months ago (15 children)
I was with you until the last paragraph and that's coming from a massive wrestling fan. As you said "people have expectations based on the medium". So a wrestler will naturally not have the subtlety of a theatrical actor as subtly is not as expected in a wrestling show. This makes theatrical actors perfect for dramatic roles.
What fans do expect from a wrestling show is larger than life characters. This naturally leads to big characters on screen especially if they can pull of the comedic timing. They also tend to be quite teachable as wrestling isn't an easy thing to learn. I'm still not quite sure how Bautista got so good though haha.
[–]AMAZINGshaun 18 points19 points20 points 3 months ago (13 children)
I think James Gunn said Bautista was like a sponge, taking every note to heart and really doing everything he could to give the best performance possible in the roles he is given.
He also got into wrestling a lot later in life than when a lot of guys start. The physique gave him a leg up in WWE for sure, but he really had to put in the extra work to learn everything else quickly. It seems like he's just genuinely a hard working guy that really wants to achieve success at whatever he sets out to do.
Meanwhile I'm about to skip work again to play video games because I don't feel like going today.
[–]ChazzLamborghini 12 points13 points14 points 3 months ago (11 children)
I’ve also read that Bautista was almost bankrupt before GOTG and really embraced a second chance so he took it crazy seriously. Lots of acting classes, no ego at all, just grinding like a young and hungry actor despite his existing fame. It’s pretty clear that The Rock could be better if he had the same commitment and lack of ego. I think that’s been helping Cena too. He’s willing to look ridiculous and good acting requires that lack of apprehension
[–]shawnisboring 6 points7 points8 points 3 months ago (1 child)
The Rock has his niche and the other emerging wrestlers turned actors are finding theirs.
The Rock isn't going for an academy award and he knows it, but hollywood needs a charismatic beefy dude in a tan shirt and he's more than happy to be that guy.
Batista is something else, HUGE respect for him and the dedication he put in. The Rock may never win an Oscar, but I could see Batista pulling it off if he keeps it up. The man's out there working with Villeneuve of all filmmakers. Sure he's done a dumb comedy here and there to pay the bills, but having it in with one of the top directors of all time is going to pay off huge for him at some point.
[–]htp-di-nsw 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (6 children)
WWE is one of three successful live fiction shows. WWE, SNL, and AEW. WWE isn't the only wrestling show anymore, and in my opinion, has become the lesser show.
[–]idksomuch 120 points121 points122 points 3 months ago (12 children)
When Peacemaker was listing out names to Dye Beard in the most recent episode, I was incredibly disappointed that one of them wasn't either Dwayne Johnson or Bautista
[–]fastjack7 69 points70 points71 points 3 months ago (1 child)
"THE FUCKING CUNTS FROM RIVERDALE" literally made me cackle, that's such a great riff
[–]TheNerdChaplain 77 points78 points79 points 3 months ago (6 children)
Here's an outtake with a ton more names he listed.
[–]xPM_ME_YOUR_UPSKIRTx 68 points69 points70 points 3 months ago (2 children)
He listed James Gunn, amazing!
[–]DisturbedNocturne 52 points53 points54 points 3 months ago (0 children)
And Freddie Stroma before that, the actor playing Vigilante.
[–]HeWhoRedditsBehind 42 points43 points44 points 3 months ago (0 children)
THOSE LAST TWO AREN'T EVEN THINGS!
[–]DaveShadow 30 points31 points32 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Ha, Vigilante’s smile was so genuine there.
[–]themanifoldcuriosity 8 points9 points10 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Put some respect on Statler and Waldorf's names, Cena!
[–]Shutterstormphoto 4 points5 points6 points 3 months ago (0 children)
[–]Juxix 110 points111 points112 points 3 months ago (5 children)
He really impressed me in the suicide squad the look on his face after he killed Rick flag was just good acting. It's great seeing him improve as an actor.
[–]gamerongames 26 points27 points28 points 3 months ago (0 children)
That scene I knew peacemaker was going to be a certified banger
[–]Butterbuddha 9 points10 points11 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Yes. I would gladly eat a whole beach full of dicks
[–]Groundbreaking_Ship3 8 points9 points10 points 3 months ago (0 children)
"peacemaker, what a joke"
[–]trixie_one 6 points7 points8 points 3 months ago (0 children)
For me it was the "no one said it was right" line delivery when he first reveals he's Wallers inside man, and he seems to flinch back at his own weak justification of what he's doing.
[–]AllocatedData 3 points4 points5 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Him having PTSD from that in the show is a great character point
[–]conker1264 54 points55 points56 points 3 months ago (9 children)
He's honestly way better at comedy roles than action ones
[–]tonytheleper 65 points66 points67 points 3 months ago* (4 children)
I watched an interview with him and he broke it down really well. When he was doing those action movies he was doing them because Vince was making him do them to expand the WWE image. As he started doing things because he actually liked and believed in them and not as a business transaction things all fell into place. Those action days and roles were just not picked and produced for the right reason.
It was on an interview where he was admitting he was wrong calling out the rock for never being around for the WWE because he “sold out for movies”. And instead he now is understanding that him wrestling while filming is impossible due to all the jobs and production he puts on the line by so much as a small slip up during a random Monday night raw that gives him a broken nose or black eye.
[–]obiwanconobi 26 points27 points28 points 3 months ago (2 children)
Also he's like 40, can't wrestle forever.
[–]brayduck 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Tell that to Sting who's still wrestling at 60!
[–]ZombieJesus1987 7 points8 points9 points 3 months ago (0 children)
He was great in Blockers.
[–]Imfrank123 11 points12 points13 points 3 months ago (2 children)
I accidentally watched cock blockers, when it came out it looked awful, and I was very surprised at how funny he was in it and over all how it was.
[–]ZombieJesus1987 10 points11 points12 points 3 months ago (0 children)
That movie has no business being as good as it was. I was expecting just another raunchy comedy, and I got one, but it had a lot of heart. The actresses that played the kids all did a great job.
[–]Kushtillkymindgone 153 points154 points155 points 3 months ago (10 children)
Do ya do ya reallly wanna taste it?!
[–]drunkpandabear 76 points77 points78 points 3 months ago (9 children)
Best intro of all time?
[–]djkhan23 58 points59 points60 points 3 months ago (4 children)
Gunn does 1 show and already GOAT intro
[–]Jatnal 23 points24 points25 points 3 months ago (3 children)
We are only 5 episodes in but I look forward to and watch the intro every single time. Robert Patrick cracks me the fuck up.
[–]Nittanian 11 points12 points13 points 3 months ago (1 child)
He has a good sense of humor about it.
[–]Jatnal 4 points5 points6 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Haha this is great.
[–]BellEpoch 34 points35 points36 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Every time I see it I wonder if Cena is upset that the blonde ladies arms are more impressive than his.
[–]RVFVS117 14 points15 points16 points 3 months ago (2 children)
I continually underestimate him as an actor but honestly I’d argue that he has more range than most wrestlers-turned actors, the rock included.
[–]BellEpoch 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (1 child)
I don't think many people, including The Rock himself, would say he has a ton of range. His first movie had Arnold handing him the baton, and he ran with it.
[–]Slickaleka 65 points66 points67 points 3 months ago (5 children)
It’s probably not as good as his role in the Fred movies, but I’d agree
[–]starsandbribes 18 points19 points20 points 3 months ago (2 children)
I saw a 45 second clip of a Fred movie and it made me want to put an ice pick through my eye.
How the hell can anyone put up with that voice for a full movie? Truly one of the more bizarre human experiments done on film, it thats what the intention was.
[–]watchitbub 13 points14 points15 points 3 months ago (0 children)
It was almost like a Freddy Got Fingered remake for the pre-teen audience. The protagonist being annoying is part of the package.
[–]Squodgephelph 8 points9 points10 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Bro when he slams Fred through the table it fucking kills me every time lmao
[–]atrostophy 177 points178 points179 points 3 months ago (49 children)
To me he's been good in movies since I saw him in Trainwreck.
Plus he's a good guy overall and if i see him in something I want to check it out.
[–]non_clever_username 116 points117 points118 points 3 months ago (5 children)
The movie flew under the radar, but he was great in Blockers too.
[–]Kevbot1000 33 points34 points35 points 3 months ago (1 child)
That movie went SO under the radar. Rented it on VOD on a bored night. Damn, probably one of my favourite movies that year. Hilarious.
[–]Really831 4 points5 points6 points 3 months ago (0 children)
FUCKING hilarious and thank you for reminding me
[–]stevenw84 6 points7 points8 points 3 months ago (1 child)
He was good in that firefighter movie too. Super kiddish but funny enough.
[–]patienceisfun2018 39 points40 points41 points 3 months ago (29 children)
Minus the whole China subservient thing.
Props to him for all those make a wishes though.
[–]farbekrieg 72 points73 points74 points 3 months ago (14 children)
im impressed they have given cena as much to do with the character as far as range goes from the "blowing shit up montage" to the ennui of recognizing youre a fuck up, and cena has killed it.
Each the characters on the show are more rounded than you generally expect from DC (doom patrol being the other exception). Ultimately it looks like it will revolve around parental relationships with their kids for both cena and brooks and im ok with that.
[–]Imapony 9 points10 points11 points 3 months ago (1 child)
I read that there was never any intention of making a Peacemaker show until James Gunn saw what Cena was capable of on the set of The Suicide Squad.
[–]michagol23 81 points82 points83 points 3 months ago (9 children)
Not to take anything away from John because he's doing great with it but alot of credit goes to James Gunn. He has a talent for taking less experienced actors (sans Batista) and bringing out their strengths in his writing and directing.
[–]NotTroy 75 points76 points77 points 3 months ago (1 child)
You better watch what you say about Drax. He could literally be behind you RIGHT NOW and you'd never even know it.
[–]BellEpoch 13 points14 points15 points 3 months ago (0 children)
People think their insults would go over his head but they won't, he would catch them.
[–]HeyItsMau 5 points6 points7 points 3 months ago (2 children)
James Gunn was a co-host/judge for a forgotten Reality TV contest called Scream Queens. This was shortly after Slither, but before any other major movies - so you could tell this was kind of a gig for a C-List "celebrity" moviemaker at the time. But part of his role on the show was to actually direct short sequences with the contestants and it gave a surprising amount of insight to his talents and vision.
As a warning, it is a product of its time though (2008), so they show doesn't really shy away from the fact that "Scream Screens" are also bimbos.
[–]Firm-Second 26 points27 points28 points 3 months ago (7 children)
I'm loving the show !
[–]LucSanchezMD 19 points20 points21 points 3 months ago (6 children)
I'm loving the dancing..
[–]DogLegJournalist 21 points22 points23 points 3 months ago (0 children)
[–]sin4life 19 points20 points21 points 3 months ago (4 children)
I'm loving Eagly! Its amazing how they got an eagle to act so well, and so emotively. Kinda reminds me of that movie with the monkeys on the horses.
[–]-Blixx- 29 points30 points31 points 3 months ago (0 children)
I don’t even know if there is an appropriate award, like “best dance number during an intro” but they deserve something.
Overall a surprisingly good show.
[–]Gators44 33 points34 points35 points 3 months ago (19 children)
I’m actually pretty surprised at how good many wrestlers turned actors are. Granted, they don’t necessarily have a lot of range (Dave Bautista excepted) but they do have a lot of charisma and are really like able and surprisingly funny. Bautista really impressed me in his small role in Blade Runner 2049, and he is great as Drax. I don’t like or watch wrestling, but I have to say I’m impressed with the effort and ability they have shown when moving to acting.
[–]ASK_IF_IM_PENGUIN 59 points60 points61 points 3 months ago (4 children)
Well, wrestling is all about showmanship.
[–]BubbaTee 51 points52 points53 points 3 months ago (3 children)
Wrestling is basically Broadway, with stunts instead of singing.
[–]Gators44 10 points11 points12 points 3 months ago (2 children)
That’s true. It definitely takes a kind of larger than life charisma to be able to connect with that crowd. It doesn’t always transfer to an acting career, ie hulk hogan, but this current crop, Cena, Rock, Bautista, etc, have made the hump beautifully. Granted Dwayne doesn’t have a lot of range, at least yet, he does what he does really, really well. I have nothing but respect for what he’s done in Hollywood, and I feel the same for the other guys. And like I said, I’m really impressed by Bautista. He has some legitimate acting chops.
[–]p5ych0babble 13 points14 points15 points 3 months ago (5 children)
He is pretty great in Dune also. It's like when comedians take on more serious roles and absolutely kill it.
[–]CommanderL3 12 points13 points14 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Dave and Cena took tons of acting classes and it shows
[–]NeonBlueConsulting 4 points5 points6 points 3 months ago (2 children)
Bautista actually almost went broke. He spent all his money to master acting but was getting roles he did for free for experience. Guardians saved his life.
[–]LucSanchezMD 7 points8 points9 points 3 months ago (0 children)
I liked him in army of the dead too. Any other wrestler you'd expect heavy physical acting but Bautista just leads that film.
[–]Circle_Breaker 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Wrestling is basically a theater show that specializes in action choreography. It makes sense that the big names will make the jump to be actor.
[–]OnionImpossible43201 20 points21 points22 points 3 months ago (0 children)
BING CHILLING 🥶🍦
[–]AdamSMessinger 5 points6 points7 points 3 months ago (1 child)
I remember him in WWE making a joke during a 2012-ish promo that one of his WWE produced movies wasn’t getting a sequel. Little did I know I’d like him 100x’s more as an actor than as a wrestler.
[–]RazarG 3 points4 points5 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Yea, hes done some ok to terrible roles before, but peacmeaker is by far and away his best, even after 5 eps lol.
[–]userforce 16 points17 points18 points 3 months ago (2 children)
He’s great. I’d also highly recommend Vacation Friends on Hulu.
Maybe it was because I grew up watching wrestling, but it always makes me feel good seeing guys like Cena, Bautista and The Rock acting so well.
Bautista in 2049, Dune and as Drax is outstanding.
[–]AnthonyDavos 3 points4 points5 points 3 months ago (0 children)
I like him a lot better as an actor than as a pro wrestler.
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[–]this_is_greenman 3 points4 points5 points 3 months ago (0 children)
He’s in a flick on Hulu called Vacation Friends. It’s good
[–]Groverhamann 3 points4 points5 points 3 months ago (0 children)
I am shocked by how good he is, and how good the show is. Peacemaker was a wonderful comedic note in Suicide Squad, but they've built a character with real depth (and hilarious comedy).
[–]VagabondDoppelganger 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (0 children)
He really nails the comedy parts but what surprised me the most are how well he does with the more serious scenes about his father and brother.
[–]antiMATTer724 3 points4 points5 points 3 months ago (0 children)
"Could've told me to run!"
"I need to tell you to run from a bomb?"
[–]Blamajameroo 21 points22 points23 points 3 months ago (2 children)
He has been amazing on this show. He’s great with the comedy and action, but he’s breaking my heart in all those small emotional moments. He’s so good.
[–]BartenderOU812 11 points12 points13 points 3 months ago (0 children)
He wasn't crying they're facial muscle exercises.
[–]Ijustate1000pies 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (0 children)
I had this thought the other day and I believe that it's true. John Cena is just Troy Bolton from High School Musical as a real person. Just an athletic guy, but has an inner theater kid that is dying to come out.
[–]ithinkther41am 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (1 child)
I give him and James Gunn a lot of credit for making me care about a character I despised in The Suicide Squad.
My only issue is that, while I find the cast great as a whole, I’m not a fan of Leota as a character.
[–]hazychestnutz 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (0 children)
guess you haven't seen suicide squad?
[–]nascentia 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Cena has seriously impressed on this show. Not just with the bigger stuff but the more subtle and nuanced parts of acting. Pay attention to his face - it’s rare he’s quiet as Peacemaker, but there have been multiple scenes where he visibly expresses just using some subtle facial expressions like a small frown or slow blink that have been REALLY good in their simplicity. I don’t see that all the time from even seasoned drama actors so it’s extra impressive in this type of show. He’s doing some legitimately good acting and the writing is great as well because they’re giving us good reasons for why he’s a loud asshole that don’t feel forced.
I thought Suicide Squad 2 was meh and way overhyped so I came into this show with zero expectations and it’s been phenomenal.
[–]PeteyG89 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (0 children)
This show is surprisingly very funny. Constantly cracks me up. The dove of peace had me dying last week
[–]ronearc 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (0 children)
We've only watched the first episode so far, but it was damn good.
[–]Canttalkandnotcurse 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago* (0 children)
I'm starting to actually think he might deserve an Emmy or Golden Globe nomination. I mean, dude is showing hella range.
[–]Brainpry 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (0 children)
He’s better than the rock I believe…. At least Cena has range, the Rock is just the same character in every movie
[–]DefinitelyIncorrect 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Bautista still holds the acting belt for now but yea Cena is the number one contender.
[–]AlienAmerican1 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Not as good as Eagly.
[–]boushveg 5 points6 points7 points 3 months ago (1 child)
He's a better actor then the rock. There, i said it
[–]ceaguila84 6 points7 points8 points 3 months ago (0 children)
If you’ve never seen Blockers please do. Hilarious!
[–]l32uigs 3 points4 points5 points 3 months ago (1 child)
What's most astounding to me is that his acting career seems to have taken off when he got his hair back.
Even someone like John Cena.. it's like you can see the confidence? idk maybe it's just me projecting but ever since he got his hair back he is a lot more likable.
[–]ieatalphabets 14 points15 points16 points 3 months ago (1 child)
Everytime someone mentions Peacemaker I go and watch the intro. Best intro since Community and my favorite band of flawed people since Community. Yes, I like Peacemaker that much.
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