How much Deadpool meta-commentary is too much meta-commentary? In addition to the Marvel movie’s R-rated violence and the unleashed charisma of Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool won acclaim and popularity for its willingness to break the fourth wall and mock superhero film conventions. But even that’s not enough for the Merc with a Mouth, apparently: The newest Honest Trailers video begins with a semi-apology for delaying its Deadpool take — but apparently there was a real reason for the wait, as Deadpool himself shows up to quip about his own movie.
The clip begins by calling Deadpool “the movie you had to be 17 to see, but 16 to fully appreciate” and mocking the character’s first appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Then Deadpool shows up. Though he agrees that the movie could’ve ended in 20 minutes if he had just talked to Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) about his problems, he takes umbrage with the narrator’s assertion that the movie has a “by-the-numbers revenge plot we’ve seen a million times before.”
“Whoa there, simmer down big boy,” Deadpool says. “‘By-the-numbers?’ What the f— is that supposed to mean?”
“Hey. I said I liked it in the beginning,” the narrator responds. “I think it’s fair to point out some flaws, too.”
“Deadpool is the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time!” Deadpool, who’s ostensibly in the trailer to promote the movie’s recently released Blu-ray, retorts. “Everyone is sucking my d— now, and you sure as s— should be too.” Now’s an appropriate time to point out that, like Deadpool itself, this trailer is not for kids.
Watch the video below.