Monday, August 10, 2015

'Deadpool' trailer review

Ryan Reynolds is the perfect actor to play Deadpool, whose nickname is the Merc with a Mouth.

Ever since he played a variation of Deadpool in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," Reynolds lobbied to do the wise-crackin' mercenary right.

And judging from the not-safe-for-work trailer and the more cleaned-up, less graphic version and the slightly longer footage from the San Diego Comic-Con for "Deadpool," he's nailed it in the film that comes out Feb. 12.

During what director Tim Miller calls the "Twelve Bullets Fight" — since Deadpool has a gun with only 12 bullets to kill numerous bad guys, he nails three gun-toting baddies in a headshot. With one bullet!

"I'm touching myself tonight," Deadpool tells the audience after he smells the smoke from his gun.

"Everyone hates what they did to Wade Wilson in 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine,' but nobody blames Ryan for it," Miller told EMPIRE magazine in this nifty breakdown of the trailer.

One men killed in one shot — with one bullet!
Well, I didn't. But I'm sure the diehard Deadpool fans did. (Should we start calling them Deadpoolers now?! … Yes, let's start it here on Cary's Comics Craze!)

Regardless, Miller and Reynolds have the opportunity to do "Deadpool" right. And that means all the R-rated potty mouth and violence you might expect. And then some!

Granted, I don't know a whole lot about Deadpool expect he's wildly popular with fans.

That's no teenager dressed as Deadpool; I'd guess this kid
wasn't any older than 10.
These Deadpoolers aren't just obsessed with his comics; the Merc with a Mouth quickly has become a favorite cosplay. I've even seen a boy who couldn't be any older than 10 dressed at a fairly recent comic book convention …!

The trailer starts with Wilson and his smokin' hot love interest played by Morena Baccarin learning the former Special Forces soldier has cancer. From there, it looks like "Deadpool" will contain standard pull-at-your-heartstrings stuff with the couple promising they'll figure out how to beat this thing.

And then Wilson gets an offer he can't refuse: To be given "abilities some men only dream about" and become a superhero.

That's when Reynolds, Miller and Co. take such standard fare and turns it on its ear — by taking a jab at Reynolds' earlier role as DC Comics' Green Lantern: "Don't make the super suit green or animated."

As you'd expect if you know anything about Reynolds, he's perfect at witty banter and playing a smartass. That's exactly what he delivers in this footage.

When Deadpool meets the young lady called Negasonic Teenage Warhead, his reaction is pure, child-like, foul-mouthed Deadpool: "Negasonic Teenage ... what the shit? That's the coolest name ever!"

Reynolds' Deadpool spends a great deal of the footage spouting one-liners — most of which aren't fit to print. And to try to describe would ruin the moment. It's best to watch the trailer(s).

Oh, and Deadpool kicks plenty of ass, too and curses in ways that would make some sailors blush!

For me, the greatest Deadpool moment is when the mercenary unexpectedly opens the sunroof of a sport utility which is surrounded by many armed ruffians just before the "Twelve Bullets Fight" on the freeway — one of the highlights of the trailer.

Deadpool yells: "Wait!"

Only to add: "You may be wondering why the red suit. Well, that's so bad guys don't see me bleed."

Another highlight definitely is the cameo by Colossus at the 1:49 to 1:51 mark. Sweeeeet!

"We were never going to be able to keep Colossus as a secret," Miller told EMPIRE.

"He was in the script that leaked and all that. I wasn't actually sure, until we were standing there shooting it, that at some point Fox was going to say, 'Hold on a second; we can’t put Colossus from our treasured 'X-Men' franchise in this movie to be made fun of!' But they did, and not only that, but also they let me change the look of him," said Miller, whose version of Colossus is 7 1/2 feet tall.

The Deadpool footage is a good time — for Deadpoolers and casual fans like me. Grade: A

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