As I noted in my review, it’s been a long path for Deadpool to get a solo film, but it’s arrived, and while it doesn’t upend the genre in any notable way, it does stay true to the character’s irreverence and juvenile sense of humor. I had a lot of fun with the movie, and now that we’ve got the origin story out the way, there’s room to build to a fun sequel or even X-Force if Fox and the producers play their cards right. Of course, the film has to be a success first, I’ll be very curious to see how it performs over the weekend. The film had an aggressive marketing campaign, and now it will be interesting to see if it paid off.
But before the numbers start coming in, what did you think of the Merc with a Mouth’s true cinematic debut? I’m sure some of you saw it at Thursday night screenings and we want to hear from you throughout the weekend. Is this the Deadpool you’ve been longing to see? Was all the marketing worth it? Where would you like to see the character go in future movies? Sound off in the comments section.
For more of our Deadpool coverage, click on the links below:
- ‘Deadpool’ Sequel Already in the Works at Fox
- Deadpool on Selling Out to Hollywood and Always Being in Wolverine’s Shadow
- ‘Deadpool’: Brianna Hildebrand on Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Ryan Reynolds, and More
- ‘Deadpool’: Valentine’s Day Promo Asks You to Imagine What’s Under That Red Suit
- ‘Deadpool’ IMAX Featurette Combines Epic Storytelling with Epic Film Presentation