Twisted Metal TV Movie 1
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Wow, what a start for new subsidiary PlayStation Productions, which has crushed yet another project. Those of you who’ve been keeping a close eye on the division will have witnessed Uncharted become a Box Office success, HBO’s The Last of Us go on to become one of the biggest series of the year, and now Twisted Metal has defied all expectations with a very respectable fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The gory, grindhouse comedy didn’t appeal to all critics, but we liked it a lot in our review, and its 65% rating is very respectable – especially after those initial showings failed to impress. In fact, the audience score is even higher, sitting at a seriously impressive 91% overall. We’ve only read and seen positive comments from franchise fans, and we concur that this is a fun weekend binge if you have the appetite for a zany, off-the-wall experience.

Next up for Sony’s new adaptations team is Gran Turismo, and would you bet against it at this point? While we think the marketing is leaning a little too heavily into “true story” angle, the racing scenes look absolutely incredible, and we have confidence in the cast. The re-released retro Twisted Metal titles, meanwhile, are enjoying reasonable engagement on the PS5 and PS4 – perhaps further proof that this entire initiative is paying dividends for the platform holder.