Deadpool Trailer Impressions

By patricksmith - August 5, 2015

Deadpool movieDeadpool’s trailer has created a new spectrum of fan appreciation, falling somewhere between “Everything you ever wanted.” and “what’s the catch?” It’s natural when staring in the face of a good thing to question its motivations.

It’s been a long time coming, and Deadpool’s first trailer is making it look like…well…a movie about Deadpool.  Seriously, if you’re a fan of Deadpool in any way, that’s the basic gist.  This is a Deadpool comic come to life, loaded with cameos, meta-jokes, and ultra-violence.  It’s pretty much what a Deadpool fan would come to expect, but Reynolds’ propensity for various accents and voices looks like it’s going to get a lot of mileage for this particular project.  There’s a heaviness to Wade’s origin, and while there’s not a lot of information about how it will play out in the movie, it seems to share a lot of parallels with his Weapon-X beginning.  This seems to be the only part of the trailer that goes the dramatic route, with the rest relying on some morbid humor, physical comedy, and clever exchanges between characters.

Deadpool is going to be a bit weird for the uninitiated, but Reynolds is really putting his all in to the character.  Everything from the body language, to the comedic timing, to the surprisingly expressive face all comes together to bring Deadpool to life.  That’s what the trailer is.  Deadpool come to life.  It’s too soon to say if the masses are ready for that.  Fox is taking a hell of a risk letting an R-rated antihero with a penchant for sarcasm run rampant in the box office this this February.  All of these issues are problems for tomorrow, for today though Deadpool is here and it is awesome!

Deadpool will be released in February of 2016, Starring Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, TJ Miller as Weasel, from the Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland and G.I. Joe: Retaliation) script; directed by Tim Miller.  If you haven’t seen it yet, then what are you doing reading this? You can find the red-band trailer, a brief synopsis, and a few pics here.  

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