HALLELUJAH! HALLELUJAH! HALLE-LU-JAH! Deadpool is back! In just two days, my dearest reader, we’ll be subject once again to the Merc-with-a-mouth’s hilarity, this time in a sequel that is bound to produce a ton of laughs. I mean come on, have you seen the trailers? And the promotional clips? Well, you’re about to see the best one. It involves a certain soccer superstar receiving a much-deserved apology from Deadpool himself.
Ah yes, this brings me back. Remember the world of 2016? Remember what it used to be like? Chaos, confusion, a nation divided, nothing like the world we live in today. Yes, we were a scared people back then and Ryan Reynolds fared no better.
For a while, the Canadian National Treasure was only known for…well, superhero movies that I wouldn’t consider to be top notch. Green Lantern and X-Men Origins: Wolverine were box office and critical failures, making us lose hope that Ryan could actually pull off a fun superhero movie. But, after years and years of development, bargaining, doing favors for studios and probably some stuff he never wants to talk about, Ryan and the team made the first Deadpool with a glorious R Rating. And it was a masterpiece.
The first Deadpool was a critical and financial success, dazzling the world with how good R-Rated superhero movies could actually be. Before Deadpool, people like me who don’t like the kiddy, predictable Marvel films only had PG-13 movies like Guardians of the Galaxy to make us chuckle. Luckily, Ryan Reynolds blessed us with the brilliant, fourth-wall breaking version of the insanely popular character. One of the best lines from the entire movie is: “I know what you’re thinking, my boyfriend said this was a superhero movie but that guy just turned that other guy into an [expletive] kabab.” Genius.
Because of its amazing success, there was, of course, a sequel green-lit and we’re just days away from witnessing its glory. The triumphant return of the violent, pop culture referencing mercenary is shaping up to be a doozy, too. The second movie in the series focuses on Deadpool’s struggle to save a mysterious kid named Firefist (I’m sure it’ll be handled a lot cooler in the actual movie) from the even more mysterious and destructive force that is the time-traveling Cable. Along the way, everyone’s favorite gut-buster apparently needs to assemble a team of heroes like Domino, Bedlam and some random guy named Peter, which is just pure, unadulterated genius. We see the return of TJ Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al and even fan-favorite heroes like Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus.
Finally, just as it was with the previous movie, the marketing campaign for Deadpool is genius. From his recent hilarious spot on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to an entire music video featuring Celine Dion, DP once again hits it out of the park with this David Beckham crossover.
Making reference to a line in the first film where he pokes fun at the famous soccer player, Deadpool shows up at his house to sincerely apologize for the jab. The rest is on-brand, Deadpool comedy gold. See for yourself in the video below!
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