Word count: Holiday mode.
Alright, I am out of time again already today, having spent all of my morning cleaning up the bar. More about that on Wednesday, maybe. Holiday mode.
Let’s spend a little more time raving about how great Deadpool was, shall we?
So first, let’s take a look at my predictions. I will spoilertext.
- Okay. This won’t be as good as it’s been hyped up to be and as far as expectations have been pumped. It can’t be. It will be better than Green Lantern (although I didn’t see that, I heard a lot about it and I think this will be objectively better), better than R.I.P.D. and better than Deadpool’s appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but it still won’t be transcendent and amazing.
Meh, I’m going to fail myself on this one. It was up to the hype, and it more than met my expectations. It was glorious. Considering its budget, and in many ways thanks to its budget, this movie shone.
- That said, I am still going to enjoy the Hell out of it. Ryan Reynolds is Deadpool.
Nailed that one, not that it was a hard one to guess.
- Wade will talk direct to camera. There’s a lot of expectation about him breaking the fourth wall here, but I don’t think it’s going to be too madly overdone. Just overdone enough.
Oh boy, did he ever. Yes. It bordered on overdone, but it was pretty much perfect.
- There’s a prediction that Stan Lee will be in the movie and that Deadpool will recognise him as Stan Lee. I don’t think that’s feasible given Fox’s ownership and Stan Lee’s rights regarding Deadpool, but never say never. He has been in Fox’s X-Men movies so why not? This would be brilliant but I’m not officially calling it.
Stan Lee was in the movie, of course, in a hilarious cameo … but Deadpool didn’t call him out.
- He will make a Monty Python’s Black Knight reference, though. That simply has to be done, considering the damage Deadpool can walk off.
He did make at least one Monty Python reference, but didn’t do the Black Knight. Sadly.
- Related to the above, and possibly in the same scene, Deadpool will lose an entire actual limb and then re-grow it. Taking us beyond Wolverine’s movie appearances and answering that question once and for all.
Yes. And oh my God, it was hilarious. I almost peed when he tenderly cupped Blind Al’s face with his foetus-hand, and then cut through the dubious sentiment of the moment by speculating about how big his dick was going to feel when he whacked off using the foetus-hand. Jesus.
- Deadpool’s version of the Wolverine Weapon X transformation process is going to be the grisliest thing in this movie. And also hilarious. Grislious.
It was amusing, for sure. Not exactly gory, but a harrowing torture montage for sure. Sort of balanced the brilliant sex-montage from earlier in the movie.
- We already know that Ajax, Colossus, Negasonic, Weasel and Blind Al are in it. I’m calling that the main man behind the scenes of Deadpool’s creation, Killbrew (or possibly Killebrew, I remain unsure), is going to be an end-of-movie twist that they will save for the sequel, which has apparently already been green-lit.
Well, Ajax revealed that he wasn’t the main brains behind the program, but he didn’t name Killbrew. Ajax got himself killed in the process, which was also brilliant.
- There’s going to be a Hellhouse, and Patch. Got to be. I would also accept T-Ray being in there, just to set him up for a sequel-villainhood. I’m not sure if they’ll have the balls to go for the “T-Ray is the real Wade Wilson and Deadpool is actually T-Ray” mind-fuck plot, but it could be fun to see. In this case, though, the trailers have given the impression that Wade’s girlfriend was not killed, and in fact is something of a co-protagonist through the film. This is Vanessa, not Mercedes. Mercedes could also be in the picture, a wife assumed dead before Wade ever meets Vanessa for the purposes of later movies. So. Let’s see.
It looks like they were using the right location for the Hellhouse (using its original name, Sister Margaret’s School for Wayward Children), but Weasel was taking the place of Patch in some way. That’s fine with me, although I’m not sure Weasel has the temperament to run a place like that. Still, the movie version of him was a little tougher, at least when he had all those guys around him.
Tomorrow, in Part 3, I will talk about the premiere itself.