In The Final ‘Jessica Jones’ Trailer, Violence Masks A Whole Mess Of Pain | TV Trailer
Ahead of its release later this month, Netflix has revealed the final trailer for Jessica Jones. Based on the Marvel comic series Alias, the show follows Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), an embittered private detective struggling to process a trauma she suffered in her former career as a super hero. Previous trailers have shown us the source of this trauma, a vicious and manipulative villain known as The Purple Man (David Tennant); briefly exploring the relationship between our central protagonist/antagonist.
With this final preview we begin to gain a sense of how damaging Ms. Jones’ trauma is, the degree of crisis she has been placed in, and the behaviours she will exhibit as a way of dealing with such pain; namely violence and alcoholism. The source material, Brian Michael Bendis‘ comic run, parallels The Purple Man’s control over his victims with the psychological effects of sexual assault, and that certainly seems apparent here.
With Netflix and Marvel’s current collaboration, Daredevil being a prime example, we are seeing not only a darker and more violent side of the Marvel cinematic universe, but a more mature and culturally relevant one too. With the theme of mind control already prevalent within the companies film’s; a plot device often enacted by Loki in Marvel’s Avengers series, we can see Jessica Jones will use familiar tropes and narratives to explore important contemporary issues that are often overlooked, while still kicking ass.
Jessica Jones will introduce Mike Colter as Luke Cage, who will star in his own series next year, and also features Carrie-Anne Moss, Rachael Taylor and Rosario Dawson. The series will be released through Netflix on November 20.
Check out the trailer below:
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