Deadpool is crushing the box office earnings across the nation and overseas. Although Deadpool articles have been all over my feed, I felt the need to add my two cents. I had read a few Deadpool comics back in 1997 but I didn’t become a fan right away, because I was heavily into other Marvel Comics, however as a full-fledged adult, I can now appreciate Wade Wilson’s crude charm and sense of humor. As I sat down in the dark theater and the intro rolled, I admired the gruesomeness of the still frames and the Juice Newton song that was playing in the background gave me the warm and fuzzies. I think “Angel of the Morning” should be played in every college dorm across the country during the infamous walk of shame from the boy’s dorm, that’s just my opinion, but I digress, back to Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds was perfect for this role. Yes, we know that he was trying to make this venture happen for a while, but nevertheless it was well executed and the fans ultimately got the movie that they wanted with an “R” rating no less. I’m still a bit confused as to why there were young children in the theater; this is not a run-of-the-mill comic book movie. In the wise words of Dave Chappelle “better not bring your kids.”
The entire movie was quotable from the beginning to end. The puns and banter between characters were hilarious and the action sequences were amazing. I will never look at an avocado or Ajax dish-washing liquid the same again. Ok please stop here if you haven’t yet seen the movie, I am mentioning spoilers in 3, 2, 1…you have been warned. There were about 100 Easter eggs embedded in the movie in the form of highway signs, action figures and trading cards, etc. Did you happen to notice the Deadpool action figures? Cool huh? It’s like life imitating art, imitating life I guess.
There were nods to Spider-Man, Batman & Robin, Beast, Copy Cat, Blade, Wolverine & The Wolverine Origins movie, and Ryan also poked fun of himself as an actor and the muted Deadpool version in the Origins movie, not to mention there were cameos by Stan Lee and Rob Liefeld just to name a few. Also who could forget the 90s pop-culture references and that slo-mo walk with the DMX song “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” a nod to Weapon-X and X-Force. I’m may not have caught all of the Easter Eggs, so if you guys could name a few that would be great.
It was fun to see characters that were ripped straight from the comics and brought to life on the big screen like Angel Dust, Weasel, Vanessa, oh and who could forget “old lady pants” Blind Al. I loved the tribute to Ferris Bueller in the end of the movie. Moviegoers are always reluctant to leave the theater as with any Marvel movie because of known spoilers. We are expected to see Cable in Deadpool 2. I am curious to see who will be casted as our telepathic/telekinetic mutant. I would like to give a huge thank you to all of the writers, stunt persons, costume designers, actors and others who made Deadpool one of the best comic book movies out there.
Here is a question for you fans: Who do you think should be casted as Cable? Also who would be a formidable villain for Deadpool 2? One thing I like about the Deadpool comics, he has many enemies so the Deadpool franchise could keep this going for a while. Well those are my two cents, short and sweet like me. Thanks guys it’s been real. Go see Deadpool again for the hell of it.