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5 Times Deadpool Ripped Apart The Fourth Wall


 

Deadpool has a thing for the fourth wall. He doesn’t only rip them apart, but blows it into threads. As Ryan Reynold’s said in Deadpool movie, sometimes it is 16 walls.

Since his inception, different writers have tried using their own style when it comes to breaking the fourth wall. Some take potshots at the popular culture while others just make him take jibes at competitor brands.

Here are 5 instances where Deadpool took on the fourth wall and destroyed it.

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Deadpool has been taking potshots at Batman v Superman. In the ongoing Spiderman/Deadpool series, he made fun of the movie using Marvel’s in-house Superman & Batman counterparts Hyperion and Nighthawk. What follows after are some of the funniest panels, where Spidey and Deadpool made fun of ongoing X-Men franchise, Deadpool’s own movie and a lot more.

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Deadpool meets Dawn of Justice

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Deadpool, again took on Dawn of Justice where he interacted with a character named Dawn from Justice department. He finds the name amusing and cannot stop laughing.

 

Do I look like Ryan Reynolds?

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Deadpool writers always had a thing for Ryan Reynolds. Even before he joined the cast of horrendous X-Men Origins, Deadpool had announced that he looks like an abominable version of the actor who’ll play him on screen in the future.

Deadpool has all the details

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Who else will tell you the exact details of the last time when they met?

 

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Deadpool assaults his opponent with their own health and hyper combo bars.  Then he makes fun of Capcom and mocks the player’s skill level.

What is your favorite moment when Deadpool broke the fourth wall?

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Movie Review – Deadpool


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I went to watch this movie with expecting a slapstick comedy with superheroes. The promotion was impressive but given Ryan Reynold’s two previous ventures into comic-book movies I was a little less hopeful.

Deadpool is a satire on comic book movies. As a comic book character that breaks 4th walls, he is the parody of everything superhero. Deadpool is the brilliance of Marvel comics and shows their balls to take jabs on their work. The movie might have been directed by Tim Miller but the truth is that Deadpool belongs to only and only Ryan Reynolds. As the movie is concerned, Deadpool breaks all the rules of Superhero and adopts only those jokes and gags that draw out the most amount of ‘WTF’s from the crowd, and in doing so, gives us one of the most faithful comic-book adaptations to date.

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Deliciously meta and embracing the irresponsible, and goofy persona of its superhero (as well as the actor who portrays him), Deadpool is the kind of superhero that no matter who tries to make it with another character, you are not going to get as faithful as this one. It was a unique creation when it came to Marvel Comics in 1991, and succeeds in gleefully shocking cinema audiences in 2016.

Created by Rob Liefield and Fabian Nicieza as a parody of DC Comics’ Deathstroke, Deadpool is Wade Wilson, expert swordsman and mercenary who came out the other end of cancer with a regenerative mutation. He is armed with the Wikipedia of pop culture references and is the one who never plays by the rules. In Tim Miller’s cinematic take, Wade (Ryan Reynolds) falls in twisted love with Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) – a match made in heaven. Wade hangs out at an assassin’s bar run by Weasel (T J Miller), the closest thing he has to a friend. Then one fine day, when cancer comes a-knocking at his door, so does a mysterious man with the promise of curing his ailment in exchange for being part of a superhuman experiment. We all know what happens next.

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As a movie it follows  a plot which is pretty straight-forward, but what makes Deadpool  magical is how it gets the beat of that narrative. A large part of this is owed to Ryan Reynolds, himself born to play the Regenerating Degenerate, who has almost single-handedly resurrected the character from Origins: Wolverine hell, marking it as his own to play with. The movie has everything to offend you. The dick jokes, the fourth-wall-breaking, and the delightful references – he’s got it all down to the dot, and we’re along for the ride, which is as entertaining as it can be. This is an incredibly self-aware film, perhaps even the most self-aware one there is, landing meta punches right from the opening credits and not letting up till the protagonist shoos you out of your seats in the post-credits scene. Tim Miller and Ryan Reynolds could not have asked for better timing with this film, as 2016 cements the superhero genre in the future of cinema for years to come. Deadpool manages to pick on the obvious trends that plague the genre today, from clichéd hero landings to franchises that birth confusing timelines. Are the villains pretty generic? Yes. Does the plot hit all the usual beats of a superhero film? Yes. But it doesn’t matter, since it’s how Deadpool reacts to each of these things that make this film a masterpiece.

The R Rating of the movie was a risk but it turned out to be the biggest blessing. Being a character notorious for his unmatched ability to creep out the likes of Wolverine and Spider-Man, the red-clad prankster cannot be done justice without crossing the lines. However, the R-rating isn’t here to simply service the crass humour, but to stay true to Deadpool’s other character essence – his gleeful bloodlust, showcased to the maximum in the highway sequence toward the beginning of the film. Above and beyond his regenerative mutation, what makes this wise-cracking antihero a force to be reckoned with is his way with guns and swords, coupled with a conscience that is the polar opposite of Batman. Deadpool makes full use of the faculties of its protagonist and delivers to us meaty, excellently directed action scenes that blend gore and comedy so well that it’s impossible to take your eyes off the screen.
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You’ll also no doubt have heard that Deadpool has become the biggest grossing R-rated film (that’s the US equivalent of our ’18’ certificate, though curiously Deadpool only has a ’15’ rating here) ever released, and was shot on a budget of approximately $58million, about a quarter of the budget for the last X-Men film, Days of Future Past, opening up some interesting possibilities on a series of lower-budget comic-book movies – something which must be tempting for studios.

Ryan Reynolds’ acting persona can be a bit marmite, but he embraces that here with enthusiasm and sufficient self-depreciation that ought to win over even his most harshest of critics. Reynolds’ turn makes the film, his personality barely concealed by the leather suit and deeply infectious. His campy stylings throw his enemies and warm viewers; they also hint at a sexual ambiguity present in the character. Deadpool is on record as having a fluid sexuality, something that sets the character out further as part of the alternative counter-culture, though this film does tend towards heteronormative relationships.

Ed Skrein makes for an engaging foil, even if he is the latest in a long line of British bad guys in American movies. There’s a sparkle to his playoffs with Reynolds which reminds us of the childlike quality of many cinematic squabbles.

The female members of the cast remain somewhat underused – Morena Baccarin makes for a feisty love interest, but Brianna Hildebrand (Teenage Negasonic Warhead) and Gina Carano (villainous Angel Dust) are powerhouses, but effectively mute making them little more than tools. Considering recent conversations about female characters in sci-fi and fantasy (eg. the Star Wars: The Force Awakens debacle) one would have expected better – particularly as there’s a clever moment of concealment during a fight with Angel. The writers clearly know what’s going on, but while they call it out, they’ve yet to redress it.

Ultimately though, Deadpool is a rich text, and the most interesting comic adaptation in years, rewarding multiple viewings, which has buoyed the coffers of the studio. Deadpool 2 is eagerly awaited, but has much to live up to.

 

 

6 New Comic Book Animated Shows (And 2 Revived) – I want to see on TV


 

We live in a golden era of Comic book movies and TV shows coming to life. For someone who grew up watching animated shows, I still believe that it is the best medium to tell a story. Animated shows have a power of storytelling that no other medium has. Spanning a number of episodes, these shows build a story layer by layer. Animation is cheaper compared to TV or movies and hence uses graphics and action sequences in a much elaborate way.

Over time and time animation has given us some great ones like Kevin Conroy as Batman, Mark Hamill as Joker and Clancy Brown as Lex Luthor. My last favorites, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Young Justice were axed by their respective networks because the executives thought that it was too mature for their audience. Over time and time I have been wishing for more animated shows and here are some that I want to watch.

Marvel Max – Made for a network like Netflix or HBO, Marvel Max can elaborate adventures of Punisher, Daredevil, Luke Cage and have an opportunity to introduce new characters like Moon Kinght, Ghostrider, Blade in the process. The opportunities with this show is unlimited and so are the number of stories they can go with.

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Teen Titans v2 – The current Teen Titans is so dumb and stupid that even the kids of this era are refusing it to watch. What we need is a Teen Titans animated show on the lines of Young Justice. We all know the origin of the classic Teen Titans team. This show will give a chance to introduce new members and departure of some old ones.

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Fantastic Four – It’s been a while that we have seen anything decent related to Fantastic Four on TV. Marvel’s first family is a house of strong characters in terms of both heroes and villains. A new Fantastic Four show is the best way for Marvel to show Fox who is the boss. A more source material friendly style of storytelling can follow Hickman’s brilliant run on the family before he started working on Secret Wars.

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Adventures of Superman & Wonder Woman – its canon, Clark and Diana are a couple in DC universe, so why wait? We have an amazing opportunity to tell adventures of this power couple while introducing their friends in every episode. Just like Batman: Brave and the Bold we will get a cool show loyal to DC’s new 52 run.

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Wolverine – Remember Wolverine and the X-Men and how it was canceled just after a season. It was the best thing to exist on TV in those days and it went off for no reason. Why I want a Wolverine animated show, is because he is one of the most well-known characters in X Universe. A Wolverine animated show will tell us his origin story while introducing his life as an X Man. We will get a chance to meet his friends and enemies, most importantly Deadpool, Taskmaster, Omega Red and The Hulk.

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New Avengers – One of the best episodes on Avengers: EMH was the one that told us the origin story of New Avengers team. What if Marvel could plan a spin off series about the team. Who wouldn’t love to hear banters between Wolverine and Spider-Man?

Apart from these shows there are two shows that were canceled the moment it started to go interesting. If there is some way to revive them then I’ll be the happiest man on this planet.

Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – I am still waiting for Season 3 and 4 of this series. The Galactus finale was too rushed and was without purpose. After Secret Invasion they could have gone on the Civil War route while slowly foreshadowing the coming of Thanos, followed by a grand finale where Galactus comes to satisfy his hunger. Come on Marvel you can do this.

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Young Justice – There are still question left unanswered. I am still waiting for the big bad to show up. I still need to know what the big plan was. Is that too much to ask? I guess not.

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I know my hopes are high but a fanboy can only wish. Who knew that one day you’ll be watching Batman and Superman fighting on screen. It could have been just a dream a few years back.

Why You Should Pick Up The Deadpool Joe Kelly Omnibus.


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If you haven’t read Joe Kelly’s run on Deadpool, you are not a true Deadpool fan.”

This is something every hardcore Deadpool fan would tell you. There is a reason why it is so. Joe Kelly to Deadpool is like Garth Ennis to Punisher and Matt Fraction to Hawkeye. So you aren’t a true fan until you’ve read a character at his best, that way your standards are exactly where they should be.

Marvel has announced that in October, a collection of every piece of Deadpool literature written by Joe Kelly will be collected in one gigantic book. That includes his run on the Deadpool series (issues 1 to 33, -1, and 0), The Deadpool and Daredevil annual, The Deadpool and Death annual, Baby’s First Deadpool Book, Amazing Spider-man issues 47 and 611, and his short story for Deadpool 900. That’s over 1160 pages (must be costly too.)

 

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But then this book is worth whatever money you spend on it. Joe Kelly’s run on Deadpool is probably the most under-appreciated masterpiece of it’s time. It’s the holy bible for Deadpool fans. Even those who hate the character of Deadpool would probably have a hard time hating this run. It’s THAT good.

Joe Kelly’s Deadpool run is funny, it has action and the character storytelling is simply out of proportions. The series is so well written that one simply cannot read the entire collection just once and it was Joe Kelly who wrote a Deathstroke ripoff and evolved him in a character of his own.

While the series evolves Deadpool as a character it also has a great supporting cast. You get to meet Blind Al and Weasel who is funny in his own pathetic terms. The character development that follows through the series is on levels of how Batman and Spider-Man supporting cast grew up with time. Blind Al is beautifully written, she turns out to be one person who truly cares about Wade and is not afraid of him.

Joe Kelly’s run on Deadpool was a roller-coaster ride of emotions. Throughout the arc, For every one step that Deadpool takes, the world just seems to push him two steps backward. That’s probably what makes him such a lovable character. The world continues to push him down, but he refuses to let the world get the better of him.

So if you are a Deadpool fan you must check out this run, it is simply the best.

Stop Overusing Wolverine


Wolverine is among few of the awesomest comic book personas ever created. He’s headlined major comic books, animated TV shows, Major toylines and four major movies. He once brought an uncanny appeal to comic books. His past was a mystery, and he wasn’t afraid to cross boundaries the only thing he cared about getting the job done. He was the badass character that became an icon among comic book lovers. Yet over the years, Wolverine’s extreme popularity lead to Marvel including him in any comic book title they can. He is being overexposed.

The way Wolverine is overused and hyped it makes many comic book fans angry and frustrated . when Wolverine is able to switch his position again and again between X Men,  -Force, Avengers, The New Avengers and his own series the whole sense of continuity which is liked by fans get quite complicated.Last year’s X-Men event X-Men: Schism happened at the same time with Fear Itself where wolveine was a center. Comic books deserve some respect, they at least have to follow some sense of continuity, and that all is spoiled after Marvel just to get some extra sales they decide to throw Logan on the cover, it certainly would get fans angry and unsatisfied with lot of question marks.

With a level of insecurity surrounding the comics industry in current times, there is some logic as to why Marvel sticks Wolverine in anything they can,may be because when a newcomer comes with an idea of buying a comic book for the first time they dont know most of the characters so they go with the obvious names like Batman and Wolverine. At times Mavel sticks with him in major storyline without giving in any significance. Eg. Wolverine could easily be removed from Fear Itself or the main Avengers series. Especially since the character’s lost the appeal he had. His origin has been explored and explored over and over again, taking away the original appeal that went with the character.  Why include him in two Avengers titles, if fan favourite characters like Bucky Barnes and Hawkeye are going to get pushed aside? It’s frustrating and stupid.

It also makes people frustrated how Wolverine continuously stars in X-Men movies when Marvel and Fox studios can move forward with projects for other characters. Fox have the rights for The Fantastic 4 and Daredevil. It’s about time they use them, instead of giving us more mediocre Wolverine origin movies . Or at least maybe expand on the Wolverine mythos, and give us a movie based on his son Daken,Who have became a far edgier, more compelling character than his father in recent years.Also the Deadpool movie in works for almost 3 years needs to be released now following with a R Rated X-Force movie or a Cable origin movie.They already spoiled three X-Men movies just to hype that Character and forcefully threw in his cameo in X-Men First Class. Also Hugh Jackman adds a tone of his own to that character and doesn’t satisfies the fanboys as the qualities of Wolverine. Wolverine in comics is short blood thirsty mutant while Hugh Jackman is a tall mysterious guy who who doesn’t has the thirst to kill instead more of a military strategist and a savior.I nowadays prefer Tom Hardy more as a likely wolverine than Jackman.

Wolverine’s days are over now. There are far better characters deserving of the attention and popularity Wolverine has. If he is removed from the Avengers line up then it would become clear why he is much better with X-Men than the attention he is getting. Perhaps now the Avengers movie draws near, we might see a more classic Avengers line up without him.

My Christmas and New Year’s wish list


Since everyone is coming up with their Christmas and New Year’s wishlists so I decided to come up with my own. Here are stuffs I wish to have soon and better if I get any of them as a gift 😛

1. Batman: Hush (hardcover) : Any Batman’s Graphic novel other than Frank Miller’s Batman Year One and The Dark Knight Returns,on which the current trilogy is being made,is a must then it is Hush.Hush is always on everyone’s best Batman graphic novel list, either in the top 10, top 5, top 3, or at number 1.The Jim Lee’s artwork is so awesome,like the nasty look of Killer croc.Also I want to read something from Joeph Loeb before he went to Marvel . This book has almost every Batman villains including the introduction of Hush and a appearance by Superman, Catwoman, Nightwing, and Tim Drake. I really want this book.

 

2. Wolverine Sweatshirt : Something I instantly fell in love with when I saw one in lifestyle this awesome sweatshirt is by Marvel comic original merchandize with lifestyle as its partner. Do check out once

3. Blackest Night Entire Hard Back Collection Series : Green Lantern’s Blackest night saga which was one of the major turning points in entire DC comics with appearances by many of the formal deceased green lanterns including Abin Sur and a war fought by all the four Green Lanterns of earth. The Entire read and artwork is too good and a must read for all green lantern fans.

4. Deadpool 6 Inch Pencil Cup Desk Accessory : This is what Deadpool is all about,too bad it don’t talks. But it looks as insane as our merc with a mouth is. A real collectible before his movie releases.

5. Captain America: The First Avenger – DVD : The Best superhero movie of the year 2011 is something I’ll like to keep in my collection.

6. NERF Stampede Automatic Heavy Blaster : This is called awesomeness, The Machinegun of the Geek.

7. Absolute Sandman Volume 2 : Absolute editions of Sandman,Constantine and Watchmen are every collector’s dream.Being a fan of Neil Gaiman makes me a sandman fan more than rest of the two. Somehow I got the first volume of Absolute Sandman and four and more to go. Volume 2 is the something I want in my possession soon.

8. Batman Arkham Asylum : There are no words to describe how awesome this game is.

9. Spider-Man: The Clone Saga Epic, Books 1-5. : The Book is again a read for every Spider man fans. The Clone Saga brings in a new arch nemesis for Spider man and Peter Parker who still continues to make his life hell,Dr Jackal.

10. Dexter’s Kill T-shirt : Nuff said

11. Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Collection: Some truly great songs here including music from Batman Begins, Smallville, Batman Beyond, and Justice League Unlimited

12. Optimus Prime and Megatron Giant Action Figures : Both available at Crosswords and Landmark by Hasbro and Playskool,These are gonna be the biggest action sets in my collection when I have them

13. Joker t-shirt : Another reason why lifestyle is my favorite store. Also why so serious ?

14. Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers vol 2 : The 2nd volume of the awesomeness from issue 11 to 20 where Captain America resigns from Avengers and change in roster with Scarlet Witch,Quicksilver and Hawkeye Joining  roster. Another gem for a collector and a must have.

15. Set of Indrajaal comics : Want those missing gems from my treasure of Indrajal Comics is another of my primary missions and since that collection is now available on eBay I’ll like to have it soon

16. Bazinga T-shirt 

17 . Mjolnir : What commoners call as Thor’s Hammer and the name that is really hard to spell and pronounce is what I kept last in the list because right now I am not worthy of the it.

So friends here was my wishlist which you can gift me anytime of the year I wont mind. Whats your present idea for yourself post in the comments section.