Good morning, afternoon and evening to you all. My name is Ah Dad and I am a Superheriolic. (Also evidently, slightly confused about time-zones.) It has been more than two weeks since my last viewing. And that was a re-run of the first Superman. What can I say, I was desperate.
Most of my regular peeps (I’m tryin’ to be hip and cool in front of the kids) would know that I am proudly geek and have an unrealistic love of all things super, including my Wife. In recent years every geek’s wet dream have become a reality, as we have been blessed with a wide array of our favourite comic book heroes appearing in full morning glory on the big screen. Some might call it a tad too much, even go as far to call it “an overload”. But who cares what “some” think.
I will admit that not every Superhero movie gets me off. I mean how can any normal human being appreciate the suck that was the latest incarnation of the Fantastic Four. (Just give the damn rights back to Marvel, why don’t you!) But that is the exception, not the rule.
For someone who likes almost every superhero movie, one might think that I’ve lost the childish excitement with new movies releasing every year. This is probably true, but then there is the exception…again. When a movie is stuck in development-hell for centuries and finally gets a green light and a release date, then I have to be very careful not to wet myself.
Such a movie would be the upcoming Deadpool…
Now why would this movie get me so excited other than the reasons I mentioned above? Such a question implies you’re a non-geek and have been living under a rock with no Internet access whatsoever. I’ll try my best to translate the geekness into a language the common man (or woman) would understand.
Deadpool is not a conventional Superhero, even though he wears a costume, has super healing powers and mind-blowing fighting skills. DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. (As per RottenTomatoes.com)
In the comics this superdude often breaks the fourth wall and has the best one-liners in the universe, the Marvel Universe that is.
Every fanboy had two conditions for this movie to work: (1) Cast Ryan Reynolds in the lead and (2) Make sure it is rated R. And both these things happened. Someone took notes. Another great thing is that the screenplay was crafted by the same guys who wrote Zombieland, which only upped the expectation-level, especially for yours truly, another tenfold. The marketing for this movie has me thinking that it might even be better than sex. Another bonus is that it’s opening on 12 February so it might even be a perfect Valentine’s date…
Everything is in place and I’m praying to the gods of comic books that the filmmakers don’t botch it up. As they did with Pixels. Kudos for them not casting Adam Sandler, for that in itself was a step in the right direction.
This trailer says everything about the movie which I’m not able to. Just remember it is an R-RATED clip. And the R stands for ROUGH and RIDICULOUSLY FUNNY. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Did you also cringe and smile at the same time? It’s the pure definition of a guilty pleasure…Can’t wait! If you opted to NOT watch the trailer due to you being a prune or underage or responsible, then just read some of the quotes from the movie. You’ll get the general idea:
“WAIT! You may be wondering why the red suit. Well, that’s so bad guys don’t see me bleed.[points at a thug on the left]: This guy’s got the right idea… He wore the brown pants!”
“You look like the inside of another person’s anus.”
“You’re right, the cancer is only in my liver, lungs, prostate and brain. All things I can live without.”
“You’re probably thinking ‘This is a superhero movie, but that guy in the suit just turned that other guy into a f*cking kebab.’ Surprise, this is a different kind of superhero story.”
“You are haunting. You look like an avocado had sex with an older avocado.”
“Whatever they did to me made me totally indestructible… and completely unf*ckable.”
So is it just me? It seems not…Jason Nawara also wrote a piece.