Mr. Robot Season 3 Trailer Review

‘Democracy is coming to the USA’

Mr. Robot is leaving their audience with more questions than answers (again) after their clever drop of the ‘Democracy’ teaser trailer. Set against an edited spoken-word version of Leonard Cohen’s song “Democracy,” the gravelly male announcer serves as a wonderful backdrop against the suggested violence and confusion on-screen.

Fair warning, this review has more snark than info in it due to a complete lack of information I was able to glean from the trailer. In a nutshell, the trailer shows the Mr. Robot world falling apart. The first shot is some nice tents and fairy lights set-up in an alleyway, suggesting that even the millennials in this world are buying into the mistrust and fear. Or, more likely, it’s the fsociety members who are on the run, and they just happened to camp out in the nicest alleyway in New York City.

The second shot is a possible subway station, where you know that trouble is brewing because good-looking people are homeless and wearing surgical masks.  The next image we see is a man getting to his feet in an oddly fluid motion – I am just going to take a wild guess that that actor is Martin Wollström/Tyrell Wallick based on the movements of his body and the fact that we see him drinking liquor later on in the trailer near a trash can fire. 

MR. ROBOT – “d3bug.mkv” Episode 103 — Pictured: Martin Wallström as Tyrell Wellick — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/USA Network)

There will definitely be violence in the next season. Would bet on emotional violence due to peoples’ expressions throughout the trailer (Malek and Chaikin) and most likely physical violence due to the angle of the fsociety gunman at :22. You know things are serious when your neck and your arm are at that angle. Also there are guns and blood on a mask at :17. Or the mask could just have a really bad eye infection, don’t want to judge.

MR. ROBOT – “da3m0ns.mp4” Episode 104 — Pictured: fsociety — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/USA Network)

The next season looks like it’s going to be confusing as all get out, which is what its audience loves. Personally, I can’t wait for the puzzle to be explained, but it’ll require some deep-diving in Reddit forums before I get the full picture. Hopefully you have better luck as the show premieres.

Watch the trailer below and catch Mr. Robot Season 3 on Amazon Prime when it premieres on October 11, 2017.

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