Review: Deadpool

About fucking time.

Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a mercenary who is diagnosed with terminal cancer. A man named Francis (Ed Skrien) offers to cure him and turn him into a super hero, only it leaves him horribly disfigured and afraid to go back to his girlfriend, Vanessa. ( Morena Baccarin) Taking on the name "Deadpool," Wilson vows to go after Francis and win back his love. All while a couple of X-Men try to get him to go the hero route instead of the vigilante one.

Deadpool really wants you to know it's not like any other hero movie. It's entire marketing campaign has been based around it. The opening credits tell us the film is staring "A hot chick, a British Villian, a CGI guy and a moody teen." That it features a "gratuitous cameo," is produced by "asshats" and directed by an "overpaid tool." It hammers in its point.

The hard R rating on this film really works in it's favor, he was never meant for the PG-13 treatment. It's a lot of fun, Reynolds has a ton of charisma and I love that Deadpool fans finally got the film they wanted after his disastrous outing in X-Men Origins. My only gripe is they were way too heavy handed with breaking the fourth wall. It got repetitive fast. We know this is different, you don't need to keep telling us. 

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B

Memorable Quote: "I miss cocaine." - Blind Al (Leslie Uggums)

20 comments:

  1. I'll watch it on Friday, if they don't decide to postpone the release one more time.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They postponed it for you? That's lame. I hope you like it when you do get the chance to watch it.

      Delete
  2. I wasn't sure about this one, but it's gotten great reviews. I may see it. I'm not a Reynolds fan either, but this seems to be a role he would be good at. I still don't understand how his origins in the Wolverine film relate to this one? I'm so confused. The 4th wall stuff does become irritating real quick. I wish Suicide Squad was a hard R as well, but I'm pretty sure it will be PG-13.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He mocks Wolverine and Hugh Jackman openly a few times, so there's the tie in. Other than that they're completely separate.

      Delete
  3. I had a good time with this one, I don't have the mega-boner that the rest of the world had with it. Reynold's is perfect, the movie is fun...but let's not lost our shit people.

    Bring on Suicide Squad.

    Great post!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The only part of the Suicide Squad I'm looking forward to is Harley, the rest...God help us. lol

      Delete
  4. I have heard good things about this movie and if it has Leslie Uggums in it, I have to see it:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She's a gem. She only has a few scenes, but she's awesome in them.

      Delete
  5. I feel like Ryans was born for Deadpool, like Evans was for Steve and Robert for Tony Stark. It's nice to see the movie getting good reviews, but it's style doesn't intrigue me that much. My sister will probably love it. Nice review!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, I agree. Reynolds is perfect for him. I don't think you could find better casting there.

      Delete
  6. Some of the charisma and jokes got on my nerves here and there, but I overall thoroughly enjoyed this! Big surprise for me!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I thought some of the jokes were too much like the baby hand one but overall comparing to other Marvel/Fox movies lately this was seriously entertaining

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This is better than anything Fox has put out lately for sure. The baby hand made me laugh though. I wasn't expecting it to all of a sudden come up and touch Al's face.

      Delete
  8. Deadpool definitely did hammer down its fourth wall breaking and "I'm different!" jokes, even though the narrative itself isn't *all* that entirely different from other hero origin tales that have recently been on the big screen. That said, I still really enjoyed this movie.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I forgot about those opening credits. That was hilarious!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Reynolds was really good in this, and I love that the jokes kept on coming. Breaking the fourth wall so many times didn't bother me, but I can see how it could be too much.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Deadpool did that a lot in the comics too if I remember correctly, but it just got excessive for me.

      Delete

If you're reading this sentence you should probably leave a comment.