||[Feb. 14th, 2016|01:37 am]
Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)
Deadpool is over the fucking top!
(Sort of like Lucinda Lugens' preamble to the Scathing Atheist: "Warning: The following program contains profanity and shit.")
They tell you in the ads not to take your kids to Deadpool. It doesn't help. The American public is so intensely stupid, and possibly illiterate, that at two different screenings I've been to so far, there were kids in the 6 to 7 year-old range present. The movie is very violent and contains endless profanity.
Deadpool is over the top in the same way that Sin City, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, Machette, Pulp Fiction and Watchmen are "over the top." The only way that kind of violence and depravity can be funny is if it is totally unbelievable. If it's not unbelievable, as in Sicario, it's just plain, fucking disturbing. Deadpool, thank God, is not believable on any level, so it's just hilarious mayhem---in my opinion. The broken fourth wall gives it a little of the same vibe as Birdman, but it's definitely not Birdman, it just has a little of that vibe. I thought it was a very funny movie. It just way overdoes everything that you normally expect in a comic book movie.
Go see it (after you get a sitter, goddammit!).