Deadpool trailer – reaction

Deadpool1Ignoring his brief appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine but played by the same actor, Ryan Reynolds returns to the dual roles of Wade Wilson and his costumed alter ego next February in Deadpool. First appearing in The New Mutants in 1991 and created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld, the film has been in development hell in various forms for fifteen years before emerging in the current version.

Directed by former animator and visual effects artist Tim Miller, the supporting cast includes Firefly‘s Morena Baccarin, Game of Thrones‘ Ed Skrein, Haywire‘s Gina Carano and Silicon Valley‘s T J Miller, the highly anticipated first footage was debuted to a fantastic response at the San Diego Comc-Con and has finally been made available online for all to enjoy.

Deadpool2The team were obviously eager to view the trailer and share their opinions…

Dario Persechino – It looks great and filled with good humour. “Don’t make the super suit green, or animated!” Ha ha!

I think it will be a collection of violence and good one liners which is exactly what I’m wanting. The lined-up triple headshot shows it’s not gonna hold back and nerf the violence, and the jokes so far have been great.

Reynolds has proved on numerous occasions he can play the smart mouth and this seems like a labour of love (and redemption from Green Lantern) for him. A good trailer which turned me from a “maybe” to a “definitely going to see it.”

Deadpool3I’m really looking forward to it now 🙂

Kevin Gilmartin – I think it looks like the most ridiculous fun, but then it’s Deadpool we’re talking about; he’s the Merc with the Mouth.

It’ll be interesting to see how this performs in relation to the other Marvel offerings; it’s obviously not one for the younger fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ok, so Guardians of the Galaxy had a “shit” in it but this is quite clearly several levels above that in the profanity stakes.

I like Deadpool and I like Ryan Reynolds, and everything I’ve seen so far in relation to this has me very excited for February.

Deadpool4Les Anderson – Ryan Reynolds shirtless, assorted stunt doubles and copious gore – what’s not to like?

Michael Flett – Ryan, much as we love him, has the discernment of a vacuum cleaner when it comes to picking roles. It’s good that he approaches life with such enthusiasm and a determination to never say no or disappoint anyone, but sometimes you see him in films and just go – why, Ryan, why?

And I’m not just meaning some of those “comedies” he’s done, I’m also including the remake of The Amityville Horror. Why, Ryan, why?

Deadpool7I wasn’t impressed by him as Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, even though I’m one of the few who didn’t hate that film utterly (it was better than Brett Ratner’s The Last Stand, wasn’t it?), but he didn’t really seem to work or serve a purpose. I’ve since been given to understand that the character really shouldn’t be judged on that misguided misinterpretation and that the producers of this will wholly pretend it never happened, much as Days of Future Past gave us leave to do with The Last… what was it?

I like Ed Skrein though he appears only very briefly in the trailer, and I presume that Morena Baccarin will have more to do than “devoted girlfriend,” though that’s all she gets to do here; some quick research confirms that in comicland Vanessa does have her own story and is part of X-Force. Since this is actually being regarded as the eighth X-Men film, that’s at least an indication that we’ll see more of her and doing something worthwhile, otherwise why cast someone of Morena’s talent?

Deadpool6Like most early trailers – and we still have a good six months until it’s out – it’s a tone piece rather than a plot piece, just to set the character in the minds of the audience who may not be familiar with him, and not being a comics reader (seriously, when do you people find the time? there’s so many of them! how do you even afford your addiction?) I’m one of those.

I know there is a lot of expectation riding on this, particularly after so many people were disappointed – Ryan himself apparently included – in the Green Lantern movie. I wasn’t disappointed; I never saw it.

It does look like there’s going to be a lot of killing and swearing in this? It’s been commented elsewhere that Kick-Ass got there first, though also that while that may have been released first, the character of Deadpool precedes that graphic novel.

Deadpool5Having watched it a few times now, once the initial impact passes there is actually very little substance here. I choose to remain sat on the fence for now. A big question will be whether the trash-talking gutter dialogue is in support of a plot or if it’s there for the sake of it like too many of Ryan’s other “comedies.”

One thing’s for sure, though: the uber-nerdy best pal meant to represent the fanbase so they can vicariously associate with the toned superhero who fills his spandex so neatly? So tired of you already, seen you way too many times in way too many guises, please move onto something new.

Adam Dworak – Is this a Disney movie?

Deadpool is scheduled for release on 12th February, 2016




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