So the second Deadpool trailer has dropped, and everybody loved it.
But it didn't get quite the same scrutiny, love and attention to detail it might otherwise have received yesterday because it was Christmas Day and like 30% of the Internet was closed for business.
Let's fix that, then, and bask in the glory of Deadpool's second trailer, by combing through and picking out our five favorite lines.
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
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"You're probably thinking, 'This is a superhero movie, but that guy in the suit just turned that other guy in to a f--king kebab," Deadpool says fairly early on in the trailer. It's just one of a few bits of dialogue (along with the "naughty list" thing) that seem like they probably won't be in the final movie and were made just for the trailer.
Either way, it's a good thing. It shows that we have a version of Deadpool who, in the right circumstances, can break down the fourth wall and address the audience.
We hope he'll do that in the film, even if it isn't this particular moment that's included...!prevnext
One of my favorite moments in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was early on, when Poe Dameron's smart mouth took some of the wind out of the sails of a really melodramatic scene.
There's echoes of that when Wade Wilson responds to the old "What would you say if I told you..." offer with "I'd say you sound like an infomercial -- but not a good one like Slap-Chop; more Shake Weight-y."
Here, enjoy the Slap-Chop Infomercial.
And of course this reinforces the idea of a wise-cracking Deadpool with a pop-cultural awareness. It's the same kind of joke that has worked with the whole "less angy Rosie O'Donnell" and Green Lantern costume gags in the previous trailer.prevnext
"You look like the inside of other people's a--holes," Weasel tells Deadpool.
And that's kinda funny. It made me chuckle. But it gets an honorary spot on the list because I still crack up when I think of the montage of hilarious crap he said about Wade's face in the Comic Con International footage.prevnext
"I don't have time for your X-Men bulls--t, Colossus" might be the best line in an X-Men movie since Wolverine told Xavier and Magneto where they could stick it in X-Men: First Class.
The fact that Piotr and Negasonic Teenage Warhead appear poised to play a big role in the movie is great, but there's something really appealing about some of these solo/lone wolf characters actually being interested in going it solo before being subsumed into a team.
Honorary mention to "That guy was up there before we got here," in the same scene, after Deadpool tells Colossus that nobody is getting hurt and a dude falls from one of the street signs.prevnext
DAMSEL IN DISTRESS
"I've played a lot of roles -- damsel in distress ain't one of them," says Wade's wife/fiancee, the first time we've heard her say anything in any of the footage that isn't a variation on "we'll get through this cancer treatment together."0comments
And it's great. In the midst of a run of female-empowerment films, it's nice to see that a movie like Deadpool can have his fiancee's kidnapping be a key plot point without regressing to an early '90s action movie cliche in the process.
There's plenty of great stuff in the last fifteen seconds or so, but seeing somebody BESIDES Wade kick some ass really made me excited for the film beyond just "Ryan Reynolds snarks about violence."prev