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It’s been a while, but I couldn’t stay away. Deadpool is now in the cinema, Batman Vs Superman gets its last trailer and Super Bowl 50 gave us a few tasty teasers. Here we go…
The comic-book movie that so many have been waiting for has finally hit the big screen, and it does not disappoint.
Deadpool, as a character, may be somewhat unknown to the everyday cinema-goer, and even to some fans of the Supermovies heavyweights (The Avengers, The Dark Knight etc.), but he is a firm favourite of many comic-book readers the world over. Beloved for his slightly perverted, morbid sense of humour, fourth-wall-breaking antics and love of all things gore, the red leathered-clad antihero is a comedic champ.
Ryan Reynolds plays Wade Wilson, a mercenary with a fondness for dick-jokes. He finds a girl, played by Morena Baccarin (Firefly, Gotham), who’s love of wrong is just right and whose sick sense of humour might just match his – obviously, he falls in love. This is a Valentine’s Day movie after all. Just as things are looking up for the oft-violent Wade, he is struck down with Cancer. In an attempt to find a cure, he signs up to a program that will not only remedy his ailments but promises to give him superhuman abilities. Thus begins the tale of how Deadpool was born.
Sure, this is a comic-book origin story, but it is unlike any one that you have seen before. It ticks all the boxes for the fans from the comics. Fourth wall broken. Tick. Obscene humour. Tick. All out blood baths. Tick. For those unfamiliar with the character, this will create a whole new following for the “Merc with a Mouth”. It’s hilarious (if you’re not too high-brow for a constant barrage of low-brow), it’s action packed and most importantly it doesn’t take itself too seriously. From the credit scene alone (which is strangely one of my favourite parts of the movie) you know what you are getting yourself in for. There are pop-references, throwbacks to both comic-books and Supermovies, taking a swing at Wolverine on more than one occasion, and a superb soundtrack featuring Juice Newton, Salt-N-Peppa and Wham! amid the original score from Junkie XL (Mad Max: Fury Road).
Deadpool also introduces us to a few new faces in the X-Men Cineverse; Angel Dust played by ex-MMA goliath Gina Carano (Haywire), Negasonic Teenage Warhead (yes, that is the greatest superhero name that you’ve ever heard, you’re right) played by youngster Brianna Hildebrand (First Girl I Loved) and the story’s lead antagonist Ajax portrayed by Ed Skrein (The Transporter Refuelled). The movie also sees the return of Colossus to the big screen, having appeared in most of the X-Men franchise to date.
I can admit that the movie hasn’t redefined the world of Supermovies, but it is a breath of fresh R-Rated air in a, sometimes, too kid-friendly genre. These are characters with world destroying powers, and a sex drive – why not have them screwing and decapitating each other. That’s all I’m saying.
This is a rude, crude blood bath and a perfect movie to bring that someone special to on Valentine’s Day… Unless their favourite movie is The Notebook. Then dump them.
Batman Vs Superman – Final Trailer Released
Why the hell did they release that last trailer? Did they want us to know that there will be unneeded cheese, unwanted CGI monsters and zero chemistry between two of the most beloved comic book characters of all time?
Well now I just don’t know how to feel. I’m caught in the middle. I was excited from the first trailer, totally unimpressed by the second and now my interest is again peaked. Do they want me to feel like this? I’m not happy. But I’m also delighted with this trailer. It’s complicated. Just watch it.
Super Bowl 50 Trailers
If any of you actually watched the game, you were either incredibly impressed by Von Miller and the lads or you thought it was one of the worst Super Bowls in a very long time. Or both. Either way, as always we were gifted to a ridiculous amount of ads (some odder than others) and a host of brand new TV spots for the upcoming Supermovies this year. Let’s take a look.
Batman Vs Superman – Turkish Airways
A clever piece of advertising here as the BvS marketing team decided to do something a little different than the rest of the pack.
Olivia Munn’s Psylocke pretty much steals the show with her car-splicing acrobatics in the new teaser.
Captain America: Civil War
United. We. Stand! Divided. We. Fall!