Post by takewithfood on Jun 17, 2017 19:50:09 GMT -5
So, the Merc with a Mouth's return to the big screen now has a release date: Friday, April 13th, 2018. So it's less than a year away!
We also have some casting news. In addition to basically the full cast returning (Vanessa, Weasel, Blind Al, Negasonic, Colossus; no word on Dopinder yet), we'll also be seeing Josh Brolin as Cable, Zazie Beetz as Domino, and Jack Kesy as Black Tom Cassidy:
Beetz and Kesy are new to me, but Brolin feels like an excellent pick as Cable. I'm betting he'll have amazing chemistry with Reynolds - I certainly hope so, as I suspect the bulk of the movie will depend on it. I feel like they did a great job with the cast in general in the first film, so I trust their judgment with their other picks.
Post by takewithfood on Nov 15, 2017 14:56:49 GMT -5
So I guess we kinda skipped the drama about how Zazie Beetz' Domino is basically just a black woman with a vitiligo-like patch of pale skin around her left eye. I'm honest tired of commenting about race-lifting, so whatever. As long as it doesn't suck, I guess.
Instead I'mma move right on to the teaser trailer posted today:
So... Bob Ross is still a thing in the USA or have they capitalized the Twitch.tv joke for that teaser? He certainly has never been a thing in Spain (or probably most foreign countries) so I'm guessing that it's a particularly targeted promo.
Best superhero movie I've seen since The Dark Knight. Might need a rewatch to see if it holds up the second time. Until then, 9.5/10 (10's are for movies I can watch more than twice without getting bored).
Post by takewithfood on May 22, 2018 16:46:15 GMT -5
I've just seen it today. Like the first one, I went in with very low expectations and had fun. It's a messier, somewhat less coherent film than the first one, but it tries harder to entertain and gets a lot right. It's at least double as deadpool-ish than the first one; you can tell that any disagreements about the film's direction that might have been had between Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller were solved after Miller left the project. Looking back, you can actually see that the first Deadpool was tame compared to what they probably wanted to accomplish, yet feared audiences wouldn't accept.
And strangely, I could stand it if they turned it up one more notch.
Overall really enjoyed it. It's a film that knows what it's trying to be and embraces its identity and individuality. I can dig that.
Okay so naturally I have to air some grievances, starting with the way they fridged Vanessa. WTF. It's not like she was a beloved character in the first film, but is that really the best use of her? Dead in the opening scene?
This was the first of two guesses I made that I was completely wrong about, despite having near 100% confidence:
1. I thought Vanessa's early death was going to be a gateway to her getting her powers. Going into the film I figured she'd be mortally wounded early on, and that Wade would try to jury-rig some kind of device similar to the on that gave him powers, and that in the process of saving her he'd activate her mutant ability.
I mean, not only would it be fun to see Copycat in full glory on the big screen, and not only would it be nice to give Morena Baccarin more to work with, but think of the cameo potential! I was willing to bet serious dollars that the movie was going to feature an end-credit scene where Deadpool boinks a shape-shifted Cable and/or Colossus. I would even have doubled down on them specifically mimicking the Wolverine/Mystique scene from X-Men 3.
2. When Vanessa kept saying "your heart is in the wrong place", I immediately assumed that this meant that Wade had literally healed from the explosion incorrectly and that his heart was, like, in his butt or something. I guessed that the movie would end with him getting shot in the heart, and not dying because his heart was literally in his butt, and that was what Vanessa/his conscience was trying to tell him all along, not that he should save the kid or find his family or any of that mushy crap.
So when he actually got shot in the heart I patted myself on the back. Here comes the long death scene that just keeps going until he finally realizes he should have died by now, I thought. I'm so smart, I thought.
And then that wasn't what happened at all. WTF. Apparently I'm real dumb.
Anyway, I don't really have a lot else to complain about. Domino was fine; not really comicbook Domino, but she was entertaining and I hope she gets fleshed out a little in a sequel. Cable was SPOT ON, and Josh Brolin nailed it. Stole every scene he was in. And it was so nice to see a proper Juggernaut. How is it that Deadpool, of all movies, has some of the most faithful comic book character portrayals ever?
The movie was generally a little unfocused and could have been tightened up a little, but the plot is in service of the jokes so it's not a big deal. I could also have used more of Negasonic and less Dopinder, but whatever. This version of Yukio is unrecognizable, but adorable and fun, and I enjoyed the "Hi Wade/Hi Yukio" running gag.
It's probably a dumb idea, but I kinda want a seriousish X-Force movie now, that Deadpool is just in. The lineup could be something like Cable, Domino, Negasonic (and Yukio?), Colossus, and Deadpool. This would be Cable's movie, and Deadpool would be sort of off to the side and portrayed as genuinely insane - the audience would get to see him the way other characters in the movie see him. Like, when he makes his 4th-wall-breaks, he looks off at some other camera, and his references don't always make sense. Stuff like that. Colossus could do some of the lifting as the foil for Cable's grittier, more lethal personality. Maybe get Mr. Sinister as a villain finally, since they namedropped him.
Probably too many problems with the idea, but I wonder if someone smarter than me could make it work. We're really getting into that era of the super hero genre where the stuff that made $1bn ten years ago ain't gonna cut it anymore. They have to keep stepping up the game and taking more risks like Deadpool.
Dumb idea? No way, they could totally make money off of that, and they probably should. And I agree, Deadpool should just be off to the side. Have you ever seen the Hulk Vs Wolverine cartoon movie? Deadpool was hardly in that movie. THAT amount of Deadpool would be sufficient in this X Force film I feel. But yeah, I'm with you on a more serious Xforce movie.
As to the villain, I think Sinister would be more useful as an Xmen villain, as I'm sure they wouldn't use him. I know it'd never happen, but I'd like to see Kang in a movie soon too. So, throw him in this made up X-force movie, lol.