Deadpool came out and absolutely demolished every movie that premiered the next two weekends. With a budget of 58 million, as of Monday March 7th, the movie will have grossed over three hundred million. Thus breaking a plethora of R-rated movie records along the way. It is absolutely unheard of that an R rated movie would have done as well as it has. Considering this movie is about a decently obscure character up until a few years ago, it raises the question of why did this movie do so well? Yes, it's funny, yes, the story is well written, but that isn't enough to bring in this many movie goers. How about the people who don't enjoy movies with tons of violence and cursing? The good news for them is "Deadpool" is not only a great action flick, but it's a great love story as well.
First and foremost, the people in charge of promotion for the Deadpool movie were phenomenal. They reached out and attracted people who were fans of the character, the comic book, and those who hated what they did to Deadpool in the "Wolverine: Origins" movie and turned Wade Wilson into Barakapool. What may have put them over the top was the trailer that took clips of Wade and Vanessa and transformed it into a Nicholas Sparks type of movie. Take a look.
Now, the first thing I thought was that there is no way that this will actually trick people into seeing this movie, but it did. People went in expecting to see this elaborate love story of Ryan Reynolds' triumph over cancer and eventually how him and his lady Vanessa would grow stronger as a couple and live happily ever after. Well, this is sort of correct because "Deadpool" gives fans of romantic movies something to enjoy while fans of Deadpool get to enjoy the movie they (and me) have been waiting for.
This movie isn't the cliché love story where boy meets girl and then there is the "Will or won't they hook up" scenario in most movies. Even the way Vanessa and Wade meet isn't how most people start a meaningful relationship. The unconventional basis of their relationship is what really draws you in. It's not like a long and drawn out Hugh Grant movie. They get right down to business (Happy International Women's Day). Despite all of the goofy one liners and other shenanigans that Vanessa and Wade get into, "Deadpool" had a pretty solid love story. For the movie fans who don't like mushy overly loving stories, you'll be happy you don't get one. And for the people who want a story about love never dying, you get that as well. Because Deadpool's love comes with a Weapon X grade A healing factor.