2016 Superhero Movies: Worst to Best


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Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool was largely considered the best thing to come out of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Well, from the first act, anyway. From the third act, he was universally considered the worst thing. Odd how that works out.

So here comes visual-effects-artist-turned-director Tim Miller with a Deadpool pitch reel that nails the tone of the character. One “leak” later, and all of America is dying for this R-rated superhero comedy-caper-wtf-it-looks-awesome movie. There’s loads to like about the trailers so far: Deadpool’s trademark random humor; TJ Miller’s Weasel and Leslie Uggams’ Blind Al look hilarious; and Stefan Kapicic’s Colossus is the best live-action rendition of the character to date. It’s obvious that Deadpool was made with love. Damn good sign.

Concerns are minor. Will Deadpool’s rude, 4th-wall-breaking humor get annoying before the movie ends? The difference between the red-band & all audiences trailers has been cussing, drawing question to the R-rating. We don’t know who the main villain is (my money’s on Mr. Sinister unless it really is just Gina Carano’s Angel Dust, Ed Skrein’s Ajax, and Morena Baccarin’s Copycat), but is that a problem? Not sure. As of this point, none of this seems like it could truly break the movie.


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