By Hipolito Navarrete, Publisher/Managing Editor
Do not take your children to see “Deadpool,” please. It was somewhat weird to watch the film and listen to kids make comments that were obviously meant for them. It was also disturbing for the parents to try and evade some of the more eerie questions about the comments and “situations” that were on screen. After all, this film is rated R.
However, it was a very unique, fun film, with a story and a ton or references to a familiar Marvel franchise. Some of comments taken straight from the mind of the viewers, we felt that he listened to us. “Deadpool” is now added to the group of characters that I had no clue existed, because I was not really a comic book reader as a youth, actually, I did not have access to them. Growing up in Mexico, I did read the standards, but this “hero” is no standard. He represents the best a middle school kids longs to be. Sarcastic, powerful, attractive, aggressive, irreverent and funny, which worries me, because I Iiked the film, a lot and it seems many others did also.
What is really unique about the film is not the story. This is the typical story of an unlikely action hero, who already could be considered already an extraordinary human, but once conferred with extraordinary powers, he now gets to go after more sophisticated and powerful bad folks. The real entertainment is on the dialogue and the way it was shot. There is constant interaction with the audience, we feel that we are conferring with our bud before he kicks some booty. The way he speaks our questions for us, such as why these two heroes, and why is the X-Men lair always empty, except for these two side kicks always there. He even gives us a hint of how he got to be on the big screen, although some of us hope that what he had to do was more of a choice…. if it was true.