IT STRIKES A PRETTY WEIRD TONE
In the trailer, we learn that Deadpool’s alter ego, Wade Wilson, is stricken with some pretty serious cancer. To deal with it, he signs up for a Weapon X treatment and gains Wolverine’s healing factor—but the cost is severe scars all over his body and a slight loss of sanity. The result in the trailer is a strange mix of tragedy, comedy, and action that leaves us wondering about the final result. Will Deadpool be a joke-filled action romp? Will it try to offer some heavy handed dramatic moments where we feel bad for all he’s lost? If the movie tries to be too many things to too many people, it could wind up disappointing fans and casual moviegoers alike.
THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF THE FOURTH WALL
RYAN REYNOLDS HAS A LOUSY COMIC BOOK TRACK RECORD
IT’S A NON-MARVEL MARVEL MOVIE
Like the previous five Spider-Man movies, all the X-Men films, and all the Fantastic Four flicks to date,Deadpool exists outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s continuity. So even though Deadpool is a Marvel Comics character, the movie is produced by 20th Century Fox, outside of the guidance of the Marvel Studios brain trust that’s created so many hits. After all, Fox is the studio that completely screwed up Deadpool once already, in the aforementioned X-Men Origins: Wolverine. If Fox could let an abomination like that out the door, how can we trust them not to do similar damage to Deadpool again?
FEBRUARY IS A DUMP MONTH
THIS IS TIM MILLER’S FIRST DIRECTING GIG
AW, BUT WHO CARES
IT’S RATED R, THANK GOODNESS
RYAN REYNOLDS WAS MADE TO PLAY DEADPOOL
T.J. MILLER IS A PERFECT WEASEL
AND BLIND AL’S HERE!
IT’S DIFFERENT THAN EVERY OTHER COMIC BOOK FLICK
It could’ve been so easy to play it safe and avoid what makes the character so unique. Sure, it would’ve alienated fans, but that never stopped major movie studios before. With Deadpool, 20th Century Fox seems to be trying to redeem its earlier treatment of the character. And that means that when the movie hits theaters in February of 2016, it might be one of the weirdest—and most wonderful—comic book movies yet.
THE TRAILER SHOWS THAT FOX IS SERIOUS ABOUT DEADPOOL…BEING NOT SERIOUS
It’s a good time to be a Deadpool fan.