Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Trailer Review - Deadpool

Official Red-Band Trailer
Watch It Here

Person of Interest: Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Morena Baccarin as his girlfriend, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Ed Skrein and Gina Carano as nameless baddies, and Colossus of the X-Men.

Scene Pop: Triple Head Shot!

Effective?: Yes and no. The trailer does make the film to be the next Kick-Ass, bringing in the raunchy dialogue and bloody violence that teenage and older comic book fans would want as an alternative from the usual superhero films. On the other hand, save for the Miller's improv on the state of Wilson, the humor present is really not funny; that swipe at Green Lantern is pitiful and only plays to butt-hurt geeks who can't move on from a terrible 2011 film.

Check it Out?: I sadly have to say no, mainly because I don't see this film doing well come February. R-rated comic characters don't really work nowadays unless they bring some brand new to the table (mercenary supervillians, anyone?) or can play down a good chunk of their dark vision in order to work with general audiences. Even if you forgo this business thinking, the product just looks a like generic B-movie and a way too serious interpretation of a niche meta character.

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