DEADPOOL CRASHING AND BURNING
WORST COMIC BOOK MOVIE OF 2016 CONFIRMED
>Most comic book movies are meant to appeal to 12-year-olds. Deadpool is the first one feel like it was actually written by one. Gleefully puerile and deeply immature, it has tons of what the MPAA calls “adult content,” but no actual content for adults. It’s a non-stop parade of dick jokes (and ball jokes), bloody violence, and breaking the fourth wall. In other words, it will be the favorite movie of 2016 of every underage boy who sneaks into it next weekend. Others need not apply.
>The title character, star of a wide variety of Marvel Comics, is a fast-talking mercenary; not, as he’s quick to point out over and over, a superhero. Armed with a pair of swords, a bunch of guns, and a demented sense of humor, Deadpool’s basically what would happen if you took Jim Carrey’s character from The Mask, gave him an R rating, and taught him how to do parkour. (“S---, did I leave the stove on?” he wonders aloud right before he decapitates a guy in the middle of a multi-car freeway crash. A generous admirer could describe him as “pure id.” A less appreciative viewer might go with “the most obnoxious movie character ever.” They would both be correct.
So this guy is complaining about the thing that everyone who is excited for the movie is excited about. It's not like we don't know what the movie's jokes will be like. We've had plenty of clips.
Are we living in an alternate universe? How is this even possible?
>Shitting on a movie because it has positive reviews
>It isn't even out yet
This is a new low, /co/.
>mfw all the reviews for this keep lumping it or comparing it to MCU movies
>if you took Jim Carrey’s character from The Mask, gave him an R rating
>Its a "Fox movie does well so lets find something to hate about it" thread
It isn't out yet, so nobody's seen it. The 99% want to see score is based largely (as with almost all RT scores prior to release) on bot activity, which is why they killed off previewing user reviews prior to release. There's not a lot they can do about bots gaming the system other than that (or coming up with a smart way of identifying accounts that are used to game scores).
Most of the reviews currently on RT are literally who's.
>Gleefully puerile and deeply immature, it has tons of what the MPAA calls “adult content,” but no actual content for adults. It’s a non-stop parade of dick jokes (and ball jokes), bloody violence, and breaking the fourth wall. In other words, it will be the favorite movie of 2016 of every underage boy who sneaks into it next weekend.
That sounds already better than the majority of MCU titles. what the fuck do they expect "Adult content" out of a comic movie? Anna Karenina? Tolkien?
While there is some hating on X-Men because they're not in the MCU, it's also because they're hardly the fucking comic characters some movies and many just aren't that good in general. Deadpool, on the other hand, is the first time we're really getting close to the source material and that's something that should be supported. Even MCU fans can get behind that idea of showing FOX that the X-Men can be more than black leather and random names/powers slapped on everyone.
I don't care that the mutants are with Fox, I was a huge X-Men fan growing up. I just want better fucking movies. Compromising in 2000 for X-Men when superheros weren't well proven when it comes to being more faithful to the source material is one thing... we're past that point now. First Class showed some promise, JLaw and some other choices aside... but then we backslide to the usual shit of DoFP which just isn't that well written. The Wolverine was mostly awesome... the downside of the usual schlock of Silver Samurai being a fucking mecha suit and Viper being an insert mutant... it still felt closer to a Wolverine comic than we had gotten up to this point.
>tfw Deadpool will be critically superior to bvs
Yes they are. Waypool is a bunch of nonsequitors thrown together with no plot whatsoever. Way even said he never planned more than 2 or 3 issues ahead.
Every other form of Deadpool is not that.
This reviewer seems to have a general disdain for the character of deadpool from the get go. I doubt he would give the movie a good review even if it was a masterpiece.
Yes, they have both of those things, but they are in different amounts, which is the key difference. Waypool relied too much on random wacky humor and felt aimless, while Kellypool had a method to the madness and did the random wacky schtick more sparingly, which actually made it funny.
Nice try, though.
They absolutely are. Writers are capable of making characters so wildly different that labeling them by the name of the person who wrote them is the only logical thing to do. That and it's simply shorthand when referring to a certain writer's run and is more convenient.
Yeah, but that doesn't automatically mean he has to call the movie shit. I know Steven Universe isn't my kind of thing, but that doesn't mean I don't recognize that it is good for the people it appeals to.
That's kind of what I feared it would be like. This critic could for all I know just be cranky and contrarian, but I gotta admit, this sort of crappy overplayed humor is exactly what I imagined could be the movie's downfall.
Yes, you are.
>No AV Club review yet
I bet you they'll give it a bad review
>A generous admirer could describe him as “pure id.” A less appreciative viewer might go with “the most obnoxious movie character ever.” They would both be correct.
Sounds like the movie is going to live up exactly to my expectations.
>movie isnt even out yet
>100% from critics on tomatoes
>Armed with a pair of swords, a bunch of guns, and a demented sense of humor
They drop fast on the release weekend because that's when the majority of reviews go live. At the moment it has 28 from a field anywhere between 28 and ~200 reviews total.
If it stayed at the current number of reviews, obviously it wouldn't drop. But with just 28 additional reviews, let's say, it would drop from the current 96% (all reviews, which is the larger and more relevant sample in this instance) to as little as 48% (if every one of the following 28 reviews gave it an unprecedented 0). If every one of them finds it to be, say, a 75%er, then it's an 85.5% score; if they give it 50% then it's 73%, and so on.
That's with just 56 reviews total, which is probably unlikely. The Dark Knight Rises has 326 reviews counted on RT; Fantfourstic, which got far less attention and is a more recent and possibly more relevant example, got 205 reviews (of which 19 or ~10% certified it "Fresh") and of course also started (prior to the first reviews) on 100%, because RT is a badly structured site.
So if we assume that Deadpool will receive 200 reviews, then the lowest it could go in the above scenarios is 13% ("Rotten") on all 0-scores; 78% (all 75-scores), 56% (all 50-scores), and so on.
Just as all 0-scores are statistically unlikely (though there may be a few), so too are 96% scores or even 90% to 100% as a range; what is more likely is a range of scores between 0 and 100 with the mean average falling somewhere that we can't really predict on 15% of the expected sample. If the sample turns out to be much higher - in the 300 region - it could go anywhere scores-wise, even below 10%. If the sample is much lower, the overall score is, paradoxically, likely to sink that much faster - as we would expect in that case that nobody even wanted to watch it to review it, and so the scores of those who did might be that much lower as a result. Notably, the Top Critics' actual scores awarded aren't 5/5, but typically much lower - this does not bode well for RT scores.
so are we all replying to this guy with reaction faces now?
>Deadpool’s basically what would happen if you took Jim Carrey’s character from The Mask, gave him an R rating, and taught him how to do parkour
Im sorry, is this supposed to be a bad thing?