You know, the people that perpetrated such crimes against the global economy and collective conscious as: Green Lantern, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the last few Transformers, I assume last year’s Fantastic Four even though I don’t know anyone who reads comics that actually sat through it, 300 #2 or whatever it was called but it really sucked balls, X-Men 3: The Last Resort, Green Lantern and Batman V. Superman…hold that thought, let’s get back to Deadpool. This film works because Deadpool works, period. It works because Ryan Reynolds, Tim Miller & co. bring the Merc-with-a-Mouth to life and he is allowed to speak to his audience which, judging by its record-breaking opening weekend, is pretty damn large and probably filled with a lot of people that have grown tired of the stagnancy of the Hollywood system and were ready to pay to see this movie, twice.
Do I need to tell you the plot? No! Go watch it. It’s awesome. The superhero genre has been in sore need of a revisionist take and lord knows that Watchmen got lost in translation somewhere around the…everything…but this movie more than makes up for that overly-commercialized, pandering piece of garbage (minus one actor) and gives the genre a reminder that telling the same old super-hero story is not the only thing in it’s utility belt because if there is one thing that Deadpool stands for it’s
inappropriate sexual humor, being what Alan Moore probably considers
emotionally sub-normal having a voice.
The voice of Deadpool is the
voice of the fan and the incredible success of this film proves that empowering
that voice isn’t just an ideal to live up to…but it can make you over 200
million dollars in one weekend.