Ever since I watched the pirated version on YouTube, I have been dying to watch the Deadpool trailer in HD. On Tuesday night, that dream came true. In glorious 1080p, everyone got to experience the trailer we’ve all been waiting for.
And it did not disappoint.
If you haven’t seen it yet–first off, how?–then watch it here right now. Do it.
First off, the Deadpool trailer did what all trailers are supposed to do: get you pumped for the movie’s release. I’m not necessarily a Deadpool fan simply because I’ve never been interested in the comics, but I am unbelievably excited for this film. The trailer tells the story of Wade Wilson (a.k.a. Deadpool), pokes fun at Ryan Reynolds, and completely encapsulates what most of us know about Deadpool; that he’s sarcastic, he’s vulgar, and he’s hilarious. The trailer alone actually makes me want to learn more about Deadpool and read the comics. The last time that happened was in 2003 when League of Extraordinary Gentlemen released and I read the graphic novels–I was not disappointed. Thanks Alan Moore!
Then there’s the humor. Yes, it’s somewhat vulgar at times, but that is Deadpool. From what I gather, Deadpool is also very clever when it comes to his humor, and often makes references to pop culture. Here’s the thing about pop culture references: I love them, especially when they’re done well. That’s why I loved Family Guy, because the references were usually incredibly clever. In the trailer, when Wade Wilson states that his super suit better not “be green…or animated,” I didn’t get it at first (this was after I watched the pirated version). It wasn’t until a friend mentioned the reference, and told me how much he hated Green Lantern, that I finally understood it. How could I have been so blind?? The quality of the humor in the trailer alone has sold this movie to me, and I know that it can only get better.
But wait! There’s more!
How can we overlook Ryan Reynolds himself? At first, I was a little skeptical about his ability to play Deadpool. I didn’t think that this role was well suited for him, but the trailer has sincerely made me think twice. His attitude, disposition, and straight-faced, smart-ass candor are perfect. The scene where Deadpool rolls down the window of the crashed Cadillac Escalade, throws his hands up, and says, “This guy’s got the right idea. He wore the brown pants today,” is too beautiful for words. The fight montage choreographed to Salt n’ Pepa’s “Shoop” is absolutely brilliant. And how could we forget about the gesticulations to the crotch? I know that Ryan Reynolds isn’t actually Wade Wilson/Deadpool, but damn, he’s pretty convincing in the trailer. He seems lives the character, and that’s the best part of all. His portrayal is like when you go to conventions and see the large gaggle of Deadpools walking around with katanas, guns, and chimichangas. They all live the character proudly, and have a blast while doing so. That’s what I see in Ryan Reynolds. This quality is what gives me hope that the movie will be freaking awesome.
So, after watching the trailer for the seventh time, I can conclude that this movie will be unbelievably great. I know that’s such a hyperbole at this point, especially because we have just one trailer–but it’s a significantly promising trailer. Now all we have to do is wait until February. Great.