Wednesday, February 7, 2018

New Deadpool Trailer Featuring Cable

I am of such mixed emotions about this film. I hate Deadpool BUT I like Ryan Reynolds in the part. I think he nails it. Spider-Man with guns and a potty  mouth.

Cable is another Liefeld creation that was an embarrassment until other people go a hold of it. The whole 'Hope' storyline redeemed this character in my eyes. This was the story where Cable took the baby girl Hope, who was the Mutant Messiah, into the future and raised her as his own daughter. He taught her all kinds of survival skills in order to help her survive against Bishop who was chasing both Hope and Cable through time to kill Hope. In Bishop's future, Hope is the reason the mutants were nearly exterminated.

I have 'hope' that the teddy bear Cable carries around in Deadpool 2 is because of the baby Hope and not because Cable lost his family like the Punisher did. Now THAT would be lazy writing. I hate to say this but Cable actually deserves better than that. Plus if you did introduce a baby into Deadpool's movieverse it would open the character to a whole new world of baby poop jokes. The full diaper gags would write themselves.

I am happy to see Josh Brolin take on this role because if anyone can make Cable cool it's Brolin. For the cool way Cable died in the comics, he at least deserves a chance to redeem himself. He had it rough at the beginning. I mean look at this guy's visual appearance. Even without knowing his whole convoluted back story, you can see just how goofy the whole concept of Cable is and why if given a choice you would avoid any comic books with his character.

I HATED Cable for most of the 90s because I could never put together how this guy will all this mutant power suddenly has to use guns all the time. Guns that are bigger than any human being can carry. Guns that never run out of ammo. Guns that can't hit anything they are aimed at unless that thing is filled with gasoline. You see where I am going here.


Gah! I can't believe I once thought this garbage art was good.
Was I ever so young?


Debra She Who Seeks said...

"Well, that's just lazy writing" -- hahahahahahaha! And my, Josh Brolin is a busy guy in superhero flix right now, isn't he.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

He hit the jackpot for sure. An no one seems to care him playing two big characters.

Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

Oh c'mon Cal, Deadpool is not "Spider-Man with guns"! No, he's a complete ripoff of Deathstroke the Terminator from DC. Saying "Spider-Man with guns" is a combination of two things and that gives Liefeld too much creative credit!

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

he creative ability stops at 'pick a trait from column A and two words from column B.'