What a long, strange trip it’s been to the release of Deadpool. Star Ryan Reynolds, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and director Tim Miller have been trying for years now to get their big screen iteration of the foul-mouthed comics character off the ground, but were met with resistance from 20th Century Fox at nearly every turn—and understandably so. This was a risky venture, an R-rated superhero movie in which the hero isn’t really much of a hero at all, filled with profanity and graphic violence, with the lead character taking time out from the story to directly address the audience and break the fourth wall. In short, this not your typical Marvel Comics adaptation.
But here we are, on the weekend of release, and this risky little movie is poised to exceed all expectations, flying as high as $100 million for its opening weekend alone, proving the audience is there for this kind of film after all, and serving as no doubt welcome validation for Reynolds, Reese, Wernick, and Miller.
So with general audiences now finally able to see Deadpool, the Collider Movie Talk crew has put together a spoiler-filled review of the movie. Below, you can watch John Campea, Mark Ellis, Jon Schnepp, Dennis Tzeng, and Kristian Harloff discuss the film—spoilers and all—at length. And click here to read Matt’s written review on the site.
Click here to catch up on all of our Deadpool coverage, or peruse the recent links below.
- Watch the ‘Deadpool’ Q&A from our IMAX Screening with Tim Miller, Simon Kinberg, and Rob Liefeld
- How Greg LaSalle Became the Face of Colossus in ‘Deadpool’
- ‘Deadpool’: What Did You Think?
- ‘Deadpool’ Sequel Already in the Works at Fox
- Deadpool on Selling Out to Hollywood and Always Being in Wolverine’s Shadow