The Merc with a Mouth is finally exploding onto our cinema screens this week. Marvel's R-rated antihero has created a bit of a storm prior to the film's release, helped by viral videos and savvy marketing.
But, now the time is finally almost here, how are the early reviews? Let's take a look at the general round up:
The Movie Is As Funny As We Were Hoping
The Self-Awareness Holds Many Possibilities
True to the comic version, Deadpool is fourth wall breaking and self-aware, which has given an added element to the movie.
Peter Bradshaw, from the Guardian, gave the film 4/5, praising its meta elements. He said:
The meta the better. This seems to be the mission statement for this horribly violent, shriekingly self-aware and macabre Marvel super-antihero movie. The funniest Ryan Reynolds film since Van Wilder: Party Liaison, Deadpool is dripping in irony, zinging and stinging with pop-culture gags
The Opening Credits Are Great
It's Going To Be Fun
As we have gleaned from Fox's marketing videos and the red-band trailer, Deadpool is a film that doesn't take itself too seriously. And it looks like early viewers have found the movie highly enjoyable:
But, Erm, It Definitely Isn't For Kids
Okay, so we know that the movie has an R-rating, but how inappropriate is it?
There'll Be A Cool Cameo
And The Film Even Offers Some Lessons In Love
N'awwwh, how sweet!
Although Let's Not Be Naive — Not Everyone Will Love It
'Deadpool' is finally in cinemas from February 12th.