The previous superhero movie released by 20th Century Fox, Fantastic Four, only received 9 percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes. However, Comic Book claims that 20th Century Fox and Marvel have totally redeemed themselves with Deadpool.
While Rotten Tomatoes has only posted a meager 9 reviews, all 9 are unanimous, giving the upcoming film a 100 percent positive rating. The rating might come as a surprise to many, who thought that the edgy R-rated superhero flick was a bit of a gamble.
Entertainment Weekly claims that Deadpool’s (Ryan Reynolds) jokes might not always come across as, well, a joke. Sure, Deadpool is fun to watch when he’s joking about testicular cancer, online click baits, The Bachelor, Golden Girls, and, of course, a smiling poop emoji that have been a part of the films marketing campaign. But according to EW’s own Chris Nashawaty, the jokes are better than expected.
“The jokes in Deadpool are delivered with such a sly, smart-aleck wink that it takes a while to figure out that it’s selling a jokey tone rather than actual jokes half the time. But it’s got the perfect salesman in Reynolds,” Nashawaty raves is his review.
And with the insane amount of publicity and marketing that the film is dishing out, some questioned whether the movie was trying to make up for something it was lacking. Well, the reviews are in, and by all accounts, it appears the movie can, in fact, stand on its own two feet.
A review by Cinema Blend’s Eric Eisenberg had this to say about the film.
“As has been proven in the past by titles like Iron Man and Guardians of the Galaxy, humor goes a very long way in making comic book movies stand out, and it’s the fact that Deadpool is constantly laugh-out-loud funny that will secure its place as one of the best examples of the genre.”
While this is easily seen as a glowing review, Rotten Tomatoes, the site that often prides itself on blunt and harsh reviews, is also on board with the movie.
Perhaps one of Deadpool’s biggest worries was the fact that the film is R-rated, states Cinema Blend. But despite that, reviews so far have only good news for fans and moviegoers who wouldn’t mind seeing a more adult version of a superhero.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Variety, the Hollywood Reporter, the Guardian, the Wrap, Empire, the Telegraph, and Indie Wire have all given out great reviews.
“Reynolds is at his best here as Deadpool (and, alternately, as Wade), all snappy jokes and sly one-liners.” Says a reviewer from Indie Wire.
“Deadpool is one of those movies that’s all the more successful for how easily it could have gone so very wrong,” states another reviews this time from the Wrap.
The Hollywood Reporter had this to say in their review.
“The final showdown is very small potatoes by Marvel standards and, of course, predictable, but compensates with humor, which is what floats the entire project. The script has the feel of something gone over again and again and yet again to double the number of jokes each time. The machine gun approach doesn’t always hit, but it does enough so that, in the end, the number of laughs is pretty high.”
However, despite the good reviews so far, mingled into the reviews are subtle warning that some fans might find the constants one-liners and jokes about sex a little much.
“Its comedic currency tends to the less cerebral, and your reaction to the relentless stream of jokes about masturbation and oral sex will depend how high Van Wilder: Party Liaison is on your list of favorite Ryan Reynolds films,” states Empire.
So moviegoers have officially been warned, so don’t act surprised by the mouth on the not-your-average superhero.
Deadpool hits theaters February 12, 2016.
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