Pe­nis jokes just for the bros

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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

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