Critics can often be unkind to superhero movies. 20th Century Fox’s last superhero movie, Fantastic Four, scored only a 9% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
However, early indications are that 20th Century Fox has completely redeemed itself with its latest superhero effort, Deadpool. While there are only nine reviews posted on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of this article, all nine reviews are positive, giving Deadpool a 100% positive rating.
Here’s a roundup of the first reviews posted on Rotten Tomatoes.
Hitfix: “I’ll just marvel at the fact that Fox finally grew the jooblies to let this film happen.”
We Got This Covered: “With Fox’s Deadpool movie, a new superhero icon has been born, and he just tea-bagged us all.”
Chris Stuckmann: “Justice has finally been done to the “Merc with a Mouth.” Is it the next Citizen Kane? No. Is it the perfect Deadpool movie? You bet.”
Slant Magazine: “The whiplash contrasts between snideness and sincerity are deeply rooted in the main character’s psychology.”
CinemaBlend: “Deadpool is a blissfully unique and hilarious action-packed blockbuster that stands as one of the best big-screen superhero origin stories that we’ve had the pleasure of seeing.”
Examiner: “While there have been other R-rated comic book movies and even superhero sex scenes (hello Watchmen!), none revel in it quite like Deadpool does.”
TheWrap: “It’s a film that’s amused with itself, but thanks to a screwball screenplay by Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick and a charmingly snarky lead turn by Ryan Reynolds, that amusement is both thoroughly earned and completely contagious.”
Looking at other reviews that we’ve spotted outside of Rotten Tomatoes, they all appear to be positive as well.
Entertainment Weekly: “Reynolds and his character are a blast of laughing gas in a genre that tends to take itself way too seriously.”
The Hollywood Reporter: “It takes a little while to get in gear — or perhaps just to adjust to what’s going on here — but once it does, Deadpool drops trou to reveal itself as a really raunchy, very dirty and pretty funny goof on the entire superhero ethos, as well as the first Marvel film to irreverently trash the brand.”
Variety: “Ryan Reynolds gets the full-throttle wisecracking showcase he deserves in this scabrously funny origin story.”
And of course, Comicbook.com’s own review: “Deadpool is simply what fans have been dying for, and it’s clear in every moment that it was made by hardcore fans, too.”