Penis jokes just for the bros
Deadpool Director: Tim Miller Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin In 2011, Ryan Reynolds starred in one of the lowest-rated comic-book movies in history: Green Lantern.
It bombed so badly that audiences didn’t see the actor for quite some time afterwards. But now producers are doing the seemingly impossible: capitalising on that film’s failure.
Reynolds now stars as Deadpool, Marvel’s smart-talking antihero, and the film is all injokes and Green Lantern references.
One line sees Reynolds tell the people making his Deadpool costume, “don’t make the supersuit green – or animated”, referencing the CGI-only green supersuit he wore in Green Lantern.
The film has had an extremely successful build-up, with a huge chunk of its publicity coming from the creators’ refusal to tone down the content so that it can be watched by kids.
Reynolds recently tweeted: “There will be blood. Guns. F-bombs. And graphic, expertly lit French Unicorn sex. #deadpoolRatedR.”
So what is the movie actually like, beyond the hype? It’s all gay jokes, ball jokes, penis jokes and masturbation jokes, which I guess is perfectly funny for its intended demographic.
Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) is nothing more than a teenage boy’s composite of the perfect woman: she quotes Star Wars, flashes her boobs and asks for anal.
In short, I didn’t enjoy this movie, but fans will love this decidedly darker and more satirical offering from Marvel. It’s a solid start for what is sure be a very lucrative franchise. – Grethe Koen