Deadpool fans can not be more happy as the comic book character already hit the single biggest opening day for an R rated movie after making over $47M previously held by the sequel to ‘Silence The Lams’ staring Anthony Hopkins in ‘Hannibal’. Sources are saying that Deadpool will easily surpass the single weekend record for an R rated move at over $100M.
The crazy thing is that Deadpool was not even going to me a movie until some sketch ups leaked to the public and they went crazy, creating such a buzz with the help of Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller that 20th Century Fox decided to give the movie a green light.
Reviews are in on the movie and so far we have a mixed bag but one thing is consistent “The movie is funny!”:
A scabrously funny big-screen showcase for the snarkiest of Marvels comic-book creations.
Justin Chang – Variety
Deadpool is going to endear a whole new audience to the vivid and weird character, while once again demonstrating the tremendous opportunity for variety in the comic book movie genre.
Eric Eisenberg – Cinemablend
The sheer number of dick jokes will soon numb you to their impact, but this is a fun, if patchy, alternative to the glut of ‘the world is about to end unless we do something’ comic-book films.
Jonathan Pile – Empire
A superhero with a perverse sense of humor is out for revenge. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll bathe in blood.
Ethan Sacks – New York Daily
Showbiz Spy reached out to Ryan Reynolds and when asked how he felt about making the R rated movie, here is his reply 2/13/16: Ryan: “I had so much fun making this film, I knew from day one it would be different. We have done something that has not really been attempted yet in taking a comic book character and putting a semi-adult comedy spin on it. No one has ever tried that, I knew when talking with Tim and the direction he was wanting to go that it was going to be a hit.”
Showbiz Spy: “Can we look for a part II in the next couple of years?” Ryan: “Well, I can’t comment on that specifically just yet but I can say this for sure, you will see him again very soon.” Hmm, made us think of a possible appearance in a X-Men maybe?
Tell us what you think… Have you seen the movie? Did you like it? How did you feel about the semi-adult comedy scenes/language?
Here is the official movie trailer: