Fall In Love With Deadpool
By Diana Oros, movie lover & blogger for the Griffith Social Media Team
Ladies and gentlemen, did you see this image floating around the internet recently? Did your boyfriend, girlfriend or nearest and dearest friends share it with the surprise intention of taking you to see it this past Valentine’s Day? Did you think you were in for a romantic comedy?
Well, you should’ve watched the trailer then. Check it out here – Deadpool
This is Deadpool, the super anti-hero busting down fourth walls with a quick mouth and even sharper moves. It’s also Ryan Reynolds in a sweet suit playing a character he loves so much he has told in various interviews “I would be happy to play Deadpool’s character for the rest of my life.”
But isn’t this just another epic superhero movie?
Deadpool is a unique breakthrough in superhero cinematics, by the way that it both anti-hero and yet also anti-film. The experience of watching Deadpool extends beyond the usual 2D ‘look at us go’ Hollywood action flicks.
Deadpool personalises the story and interacts with the audience by tearing down the fourth wall between the cinema seats and the screen. The film keeps its comedic state throughout the entire sitting with action, catchy lines, awesome characters, but most importantly, it doesn’t portray the film itself as taking itself too so seriously.
When a product strips itself of its label and lets us know what it really is with style and good humour, you will view it in a different light and no longer see it as a mere product.
That is exactly what Deadpool has done. It has stripped itself clean, in a theoretical sense to show us it is an experience worth viewing.
This idea is present from the very start as the credits roll and you will find yourself sharing a giggle within the first two minutes.
Deadpool sets the drama in the back of a cab where he regularly sets out to destroy the villain Ajax; a person, not the household cleaner (Deadpool already rips into that).
As he sets out on his journey, bumping into the odd but necessary players in the game of his life, he shows us where it all began, how he became who he is today and why he is willing to change.
The worst news is brought to him when he thought he was at his highest point. The love of his life is also entangled in the web of lies and laughter.
The movie is a riot and suitable for all ages and genders who can attend with it’s MA 15+ rating and it has a kick-ass soundtrack.
From Deadpool’s marketing and promotional tactics have been circulating online, you may have been mislead to think that it is targeted to a younger and more online audience – but that couldn’t be more wrong.
Deadpool is worth taking anyone by the arm and walking into your nearest theatre for a good laugh and a great time.
Twentieth Century Fox got it right, folks!
Fall in love with Deadpool. He’s worth it!
And if the love of your life foolishly missed out on the opportunity of sharing the Deadpool movie experience with you on Valentine’s Day, why not do them a favour and take them now. They’ll love you for it.
Watch the official trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONHBaC-pfsk
Deadpool opened in cinemas Thursday 11 February. Google ‘Deadpool session times’ to find a theatre near you.