Wednesday, August 5, 2015

New Trailer - Deadpool

The first full Deadpool trailer has arrived! I am not sharing the red band trailer (R-rated trailer). If you want to see it, it's easy enough to find -- in fact they linked to it at the end of this here green band trailer:

This is interesting to me because this is the first time I've ever witnessed a red band trailer be more popular than the green band. It worries me for the film a bit actually. I'll watch an R-rated movie, though I'm extra careful about them, and it bothers me when movies are made to be R for no good reason. Now, Deadpool would probably be terrible if they tried to make it PG-13. It definitely couldn't do without R type violence. But with them pushing this profane trailer so hard, it seems like their goal is not to make a great movie that will happen to be rated R, but to make a really, really inappropriate R-rated movie, and count on it also being great. I'm very interested to see how this movie will turn out -- but not counting on it being one I'll want to witness personally, just in case.

Judging just from this trailer, it definitely looks funny and sharp and violent, and full of potential.

What do you think of the trailer? And do you have any thoughts on the subject of the rating?


  1. I definitely watched the red band trailer on accident. (long story.)
    and my mom watched it with me. She was really angry at the end of it, to put it lightly.
    I was also pretty taken aback by the vulgarity and totally unnecessary jokes/comments. Like, I get that they're trying to stay true to Deadpools character, but all this cussing by other people in the film and just...everything seems a bit...excessive. idk. Very mixed emotions right now

    1. Oops. And see, that wouldn't have happened normally, but with this movie the red band trailer is pushed so hard that it's the easiest to find! I actually had to search for "green band" trailer to find this one.

      It is totally excessive! I looked it up, and it's actually not even within Deadpool's character to be profane. I know he's supposed to be talkative and have a sharp tongue, but that doesn't mean he needs to have a potty mouth. Swearing is so uncreative! He doesn't in the comics.

      Also, in the comics he's self aware, and knows he's a comic book character, and he breaks the fourth wall all the time and talks to the audience -- but they don't appear to be using those things, which I think would be awesome if they did. So the more I think about it the more I'm thinking that they're not even doing it to stay true to his character at all. They're just doing cause they want to. Which is a terrible idea.

      The only way they could justify an R is for violence, cause of the unkillableness, and the dark comedy. But it seems like it'll be for EVERYTHING else too. I'm getting very annoyed at this.

  2. Thanks for posting this trailer. I am very glad you have principals and a moral code when it comes to film. There is a shortage of it these days. I agree that Deadpool could be funny and neat with just an R for violence and not profanity. Profanity IS uncreative and repellent to me. There are some R rated films that I like like "The Patriot.
    Anyway. I don't think I will be watching Deadpool. But I will keep looking out for R rated films that are still tastefull entertainment. One must hope.

    1. Thanks for reading! I'm glad you agree with me about my rating qualms. I certainly don't reject R movies just because of their rating, but once it seems like the R is there just to be R and not to actually add to the movie it bothers me a lot -- and I can only see profanity detracting from this movie, not adding to it.

      I've begun to doubt I will be either. They are few and far between, but they are out there!