• Blake Petit

    ★★★★

    2018 Superhero Rewatch: In which I return to superhero movies I've seen before to see how time has treated them.

    You've got to give Ryan Reynolds credit. The man's been trying to make a Deadpool movie at least as far back as 2004 (I attended a Blade: Trinity panel at a comic convention where he specifically cited that as a goal of his.) After the utter disaster of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it seemed like that dream was pretty much dead,…

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  • Blake Petit

    ★★★★

    In a way, Deadpool may be a victim of its own hype. With all the warnings to parents not to take their kids to the movie, I truly expected something far more graphic and vulgar than what we were given. Don't get me wrong, the movie EARNS its R-rating -- tons of F-bombs, nudity, and lots of violence. But honestly, not more than we see in other R-rated films.

    That aside, the movie knows exactly what it is: a superhero…

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