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‘Glorious Carnage’: The Vicious Trailer for ‘Sisu’ Features Nazis Getting What They Deserve


If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if John Wick took place in the no-holds-barred hellscape of World War II, well, the new trailer for Sisu may just hold the answer. Coming from the same studio that brought us Keanu Reeves’ iconic hitman, Sisu tells the story of Aatami Korpi, a Finnish one-man wrecking ball who’s lost his family in the war and is now more than willing to use his knack for extreme violence to take out any Nazis unfortunate enough to cross his path.

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Pretty sure it won’t end well for this guy. | Image: Lionsgate

Looking a lot like Inglourious Basterds if all the talky bits were taken out, Sisu is not an exercise in subtlety. In fact, there’s a real ‘70s grindhouse atmosphere to the whole affair, while still maintaining the high-sheen gloss that modern film audiences expect.

Impressively, it also looks as if plenty of practical effects were used during shooting in order to achieve the extreme levels of gore on screen. While it’s possible digital squibs have just come a long way in recent years, we’re willing to bet the filmmakers employed old-school techniques as the effects look so convincing.

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Protect him at any cost. | Image: Lionsgate

Headed up by writer/director Jalmari Helander – probably best known locally for the 2014 Samuel L. Jackson vehicle Big GameSisu takes its title from a Finnish concept that roughly translates into English as strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity. Judging by the trailer, it’s an apt description of the film’s lead. Not so much impossible to kill, he simply “refuses to die” according to Mimosa Willamo’s Aino. Whatever happens, if anyone touches a hair on his adorable dog, we riot.

Whether he’s employing a knife, landmines, an MP 40, or his trusty pickaxe, no Nazis are getting out of their encounter with Mr Korpi unscathed. While no release date has been announced for Sisu, the trailer promises that it’s “coming soon”. It’s certainly jumped right up our list of must-see movies for 2023. Check out the trailer above or via the link below.

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This guy’s seen things. | Image: Lionsgate
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Image: Lionsgate