WARNING! This article may contain spoilers about the newly released Deapool movie!
I must admit with Superman vs Batman, Captain America: Civil War, Suicide Squad and many other films coming along the cinematic pipeline, it is going to be a totally epic year. It isn't surprising, already two months into the year, one of, if not the most anticipated 'superhero' films of the year (I put superhero in apostrophes because that's relative term in this case) has been released to the big screen: Deadpool! With premier night sold out within minutes allover the world, along with the pretty much all the shows of the upcoming week, it may be understandable why even the most eager of fans may have been delayed. One of the perks of living in a small country? Small viewerships so even on premier night, one way or another, you might get lucky enough to find a seat. I was one of the lucky few and I can say with full on honesty that Deadpool was one of the best films I have ever seen!
So for you unfortunate souls who have been delayed, here's a little tease of what to expect and look out for during the film but, to you who are, for some bizarre reason, still contemplating why you should go see Deapool, here are 5 reason why you should go buy you thickets RIGHT NOW!
The Opening Credits
I must admit, I never read the opening credits. I enjoy the music and the visual effects, true, but I don't usually stay reading the actors and director names : Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Joss Whedon, the usual. Not in Deadpool, and I'm really annoyed with myself because missed the first few because I realised a tad late, instead of the usual names they were replaced with really Deapool-like phrases and names such as "A Brittish Villain" and "A VFX Character" just to give a few examples. The moral of this? Read the opening credits. Always.
Oh so many well placed references! Part of the comedy and amazing humour of the film is all thanks to the brilliant references to the X-Men movies as well to the subtlety indicated Green Lantern cameos. All these references are so well integrated into the story that it's like they just unexpectedly, but naturally, appear troughout the story, even in the few serious scenes found within Deapool. There are even references to the Deadpool portrayed in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine. So keep an eye out for these cameos because they will make the movie ten times better (especially if you understand the references so you better brush up on your X-Men and Green Lantern films)
The Comedian X-Men
Everyone loves the X-Men, with their concoction of epic powers and intricate stories what is there not to love? But, we must admit, the X-Men movies are a bit lacking in the humour department. Not in Deapool, expect to see a new side to the X-Men brilliantly portrayed by Colossus and the Negasonic Teenage Warhead. The name 'Negasonic Teenage Warhead' should already give a small indication of the bizarre humour that seems to be blooming within the Xavier Institute, but the laughter really starts when we begin to see the relationship shared between Colossus and Deadpool. I would compare it to that of Steve Rogers and Tony Stark, why? Go see the film and find out.
It Just Makes Sense
The small problem with most comedies? Although they are amazing to watch, the plot doesn't usually make much sense. That's not the case here. Craftily intertwined within the humour is an actual plot that motivates the story forward and actually makes some form of sense. So while you are there, laughing out loud within your seat, you will still eagerly await the upcoming scene, anticipating what is to come and hoping that all goes well for our mischievous and crazy hero-ish character.
The film is epic for many reasons, from the opening scene to the end scene you will sit at the edge of your seat, snorting soda out of our nose in laughter, and eagerly anticipating the next totally awesome fight scene. But, to me, one of the coolest things in the film was that fact that, midway trough some scenes, Deadpool would, to much of the confusion of his fellow characters, look towards the screen and actually address the audience. I'm not going to tell you what he says, that's for you to find out, but the effect is pretty awesome.
So there you have it! 5 of the most important reasons you should being watching Deadpool right now! And, if you still don't want to see it because you don't like superhero films or just think Deadpool has become too overrated, my advice to you? Give it a shot but I guarantee it would be time well spent.