Night of the Living Deadpool: Part 2

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.

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy.
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8 Responses to Night of the Living Deadpool: Part 2

  1. stchucky says:

    The leaked script was actually very close to what happened in the movie. One major difference was that in the script, Wade Wilson had “Amy Winehouse” on the dead pool, while Weasel had Wade. The script then cut to Winehouse occasionally as she drank and drugged her way through a celebrity meltdown and was finally run over by a bus, at which Deadpool commentates, “funny, you’d think it would have been drugs.”

    That didn’t happen in the movie. Obviously, since Winehouse actually died of drugs after the script leaked.

  2. dreameling says:

    Shit. Can’t read any of this.

    • stchucky says:

      Tomorrow. Also I need to see this movie again and if I can add to its first week box office take I will be happy.

      • dreameling says:

        The evening showings in Helsinki for tomorrow are already pretty booked. But I’m now toying with the idea of leaving work early and hitting the 14:00 showing in Tennispalatsi 1. I did a shitload of plus saldo last week, so it’s not like anyone can complain. (You are, of course, welcome to join in, assuming you can break that early.)

      • dreameling says:

        Shit this was a good movie. Apart from a few darker and more serious moments, I was pretty much smiling or laughing all the way through.

        Definitely right up there with The Force Awakens as the best genre fare of recent years.

        I can understand the criticism that the movie took all its risks with the main character (and the gore) and played it safe with the plot, but I did not mind one bit, since (a) oh man did they go all out with Deadpool, and Reynolds was just predictably and deliciously awesome, and (b) I really liked the smaller scale and grounded feel of the story (even if the plot was predictable). And they did shake things up a bit with a pretty complex (and hilariously meta) flashback structure.

        Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) and the new Colossus were also highlights.

        I’ve never read any Deadpool comics, and I’m not really a Marvel fan as such, but I am a fan of Reynolds [1] and am now most definitely a fan of the cinematic Deadpool.

        [1] Have been since Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place. He’s likeable, funny as fuck, and a good actor. Also, man crush. And he was married to Scarlett Johansson. And he’s now married to Blake Lively. Their children will grow up to be gods. Plus man crush.

      • stchucky says:

        Some of the many, many Easter Eggs:

  3. dreameling says:

    He will make a Monty Python’s Black Knight reference, though.

    And they had like the perfect scene for that. I was so expecting it.

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