Amazon's 'The Tick' Releases its First Absurd and Action-Packed Trailer

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 7:46PM
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 7:46PM
Amazon's 'The Tick' Releases its First Absurd and Action-Packed Trailer
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It's still weird to see anyone other than Patrick Warburton dressed up in The Tick's big blue body suit, but this isn't to say that Peter Serafinowicz won't do a good job in the role. His performance in the pilot episode released last year was every bit as pompous and grandiose as Warburton's, if slightly different.

While Warburton sold the character as an extra-dense lug without a clue as to how the real world works, Serafinowicz makes The Tick feel somehow larger than life and over the top, like a 1950s newsreel come to life. This is apparent throughout the show's brand new trailer, which gives us a look at the kind of smashy, punchy slapstick special effects that a show can afford when Amazon is paying all the bills.

In short, The Tick looks to be filled with goofy moments that cleverly parody all the absurdity that you find in comic book panels. Check it out below:

It makes sense that Serafinowicz has been chosen for this incarnation of The Tick - we all know him best as the voice of Darth Maul, but Serafinowicz' extensive acting roles involve playing deadpan comedic characters that seem hilariously at odds with the ridiculous dialogue they're delivering, much like any character from the latter end of Leslie Nielsen's career. You may also recognize him from the first Guardians of the Galaxy, as the Nova Corps officer who calls the heroes "a bunch of a-holes."

So it's not too worrying that the new trailer for The Tick doesn't feature anything you'd traditionally consider a joke. Instead, the set-up and scenarios themselves are the joke; one big, long-running gag about how poorly comic book logic plays out in real life. Sure, it'd be fun to have some slightly more witty dialogue, but there's every bet that Amazon are saving the good stuff for the show's debut in August, while just giving us a sizzle reel of all the thwacks, cracks, and ka-pows that are coming in the show.

This won't be the same Tick that we're familiar with from Patrick Warburton's tenure as the character, but the new revival of this classic character looks like it will have its own silly charm, and that's what counts.

The Tick officially premieres August 25, 2017 on Amazon, but you can watch the pilot in the meantime.

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