After a good month of waiting, the trailer for Deadpool has finally been released. Both red band and green band trailers are available, but we all know which one is better. If you haven't checked it out already, here's something to get you excited.
Oh, yeah! This trailer has everything I would want from a Deadpool movie. Blood, action, laughter, references to Green Lantern and a 180 triple head-shot! Sadly, there were no chimichangas, but we can only hope that there is more to come from the movie itself. Based only on the little we've seen of the movie and Ryan Reynold's constant feed of behind-the-scene photos, I think that Deadpool might become the best movie of 2016 (Sorry Batman v Superman!).
Let's put aside the fact that this is a character we've wanted to see on the big screen since his abomination in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. This movie is going to be perfect because it's going for a different audience than most superhero flicks. It'll be showing off all kinds of graphic gore, and the character is likeable because he isn't a hero.
1. It's NOT for Kids
Before superheroes and comic books became so popular because of the first Iron Man movie, most people have associated the genre with children. Nowadays, big production studios like Marvel and Fox target a superhero movie to the younger audiences. Sometimes, this can limit how true the movie can be to it's source material.
Well, not this time. Deadpool, unlike any of it's competitors, is going for an R-rating. That means guns, violence, potential nudity and all the Deadpool you can handle. This is the first time any superhero movie will be unsuitable for children, and it's gonna work out perfectly for the film. It makes the movie a little more unique from what we've been seeing of late, and people always like a change of pace. Plus, this means Deadpool can go as crazy as he wants to.
2. Tarantino-Style Graphic Violence
And if Deadpool gets to go nuts, that means violence and gore beyond count. I mean, the guy did a 180 head shot on three guys in mid-air! If that's what they showed in the trailer, what else will we see in the actual movie?!
Like I said, because they're aiming for an R-rating, they have the freedom to be as graphic as they want to be. It could be like watching a Tarantino movie, except with a lot more craziness. But movies with violence is like having peanut butter with chocolate! Some people love the way it tastes, while others can't stand the sight of it. And that's fine. No movie can please everybody, but this one should please the hardcore fans of the Merc with a Mouth!
3. Deadpool Is Not a Hero
So what's gonna be the best thing about this movie? Deadpool is not a superhero. He's killed a lot of people, and I mean a lot! He's not serving a higher purpose in this movie. A group of people gave him these powers and completely ruined his life, so now he's out for revenge. He's more like the Punisher than he is like Spider-Man. That might not be his overall goal, either. At the end of the day, Deadpool is a mercenary. He does what he does to get some money in his pocket. But that doesn't make him a bad guy. Everyone likes him because he's funny. Despite all the bad things that have happened to him, he finds joy in the darkest of times. It's admirable, and a little disturbing, too.
The reason I think Deadpool is going to be amazing is because it's going to be different. I'm still a fan of Marvel, but I'm starting to feel like their movies look the same. I want to see something different. Something that's dark and funny. Something that's bloody and isn't for kids. I want to see a superhero who isn't a hero, and just doesn't know when to shut up. I want to see Deadpool.