By: Ariane Cracolice
Deadpool has been the most highly anticipated film since its official release statement earlier in 2015. Ryan Reynolds continued his famous portrayal of Deadpool in the movie, after portraying the anti-hero in the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Since the 2009 film was released, Reynolds has publicly shown his distaste of the film’s adaptation of Deadpool. In 2011, Reynolds took another shot at the superhero scene and portrayed Green Lantern. The film was somewhat successful, but Reynolds also showed a distaste for the adaptation and presentation of Green Lantern.
Throughout Deadpool, plenty of ‘new’ film techniques are used. For instance, Deadpool breaks the fourth wall by referencing the audience and speaking to the audience throughout the movie. Kudos, Marvel.
Deadpool also had a go at making fun of Green Lantern on multiple occasions. The famous line from the popular Red Band trailer was the first peak hinting at the jabs to come throughout the entirety of the film; “Just promise you’ll do right by me so I can do right by someone else… And don’t make the super-suit green. Or animated!”
Another beautiful aspect of the film was the vulgarity. As a teenager-turning-adult, it’s always nice to watch a film, music video, or show that you can relate to on a linguistic level. Deadpool was just that. The careless tossing around of “f***s” and “d***s” was memorable to say the least.
That brings me to my final resonating factor from the movie: the music. The music was perfectly in harmony with Deadpool’s critical and morbid sense of humor and the overall persona of the film. The soundtrack was a smash hit. If simply watching this masterpiece was not fun enough, everybody in that packed room actually rapped along when “Shoop” by Salt-N-Pepa came on. It was breathtaking and overall one of the best experiences I’ve ever had.
With all of that said and done, Deadpool was a smash hit in the box office, making 300 million in the first week! Someone pass me a chimichanga and some katanas because I am definitely feeling the “Merc With A Mouth.”