This is a different kind of superhero story.

The 20th Century Fox marketing department seems to be working overtime to try and make Deadpool a big hit, because in the week leading up to Christmas they did this whole “12 Days of Deadpool” thing that included posters, clips, and no fewer than two new trailers. And man, I just don’t care about any of it. This all seems so utterly stupid and immature, and that’s coming from a guy who loves Ren and Stimpy and Jackass. But those properties are high art compared to what we’re getting in these Deadpool trailers. Whereas Johnny Knoxville is clearly willing to go above and beyond to entertain us, the folks behind Deadpool seem to think that all they need to do is make masturbation jokes and say “fuck” a lot. The only, only thing that I see any potential in is the teenage anti-hero called Negasonic Teenage Warhead, who will only fight once she finishes texting. Now that is something I’ve never seen before.

Also, is it just me, or does 90% of this movie seem to take place in cars or on freeway overpasses?

Deadpool comes out February 12, 2016. It’s going to be a bleak spring at the cinema, folks.

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