Deadpool: Movie Review
"Deadpool" is not much different from any other super hero origin story. In fact, it sort of plays it safe when it comes to that aspect. But what really sets this film apart is the unabashed humor, no holds barred violence and the mind-bending presentation that kept us glued (including some loud raucous laughter) from start to finish.
Former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) was having the time of his life as he has finally found true happiness with his fiance Vanessa (Morena Baccarin). But life has a way to twist things around because right as Wilson gets engaged he is also diagnosed with terminal cancer. After being subjected to a rogue experiment that promised to cure his illness with the added benefit of giving him super human powers, which it did in fact but with horrific side effects, he adopts the alter ego Deadpool as he hunts down Francis a.k.a Ajax (Ed Skrein) who tricked, tortured and physically destroyed his life.
As soon as the film's opening credits roll, you know you're experiencing something humorously and wittily exotic. "Deadpool" doesn't disappoint when it comes to its lead's infamous fourth wall breaking banter and Ryan Reynolds finally has a solid role in a superhero film and the character Deadpool fits his style perfectly. We found ourselves giddy in a myriad of ways. May it be from the obscene one-liners to the extreme gore and violence - never has a superhero film feel so dirty and so inappropriate - and we actually mean good by saying this. Let's just sum it up by actualy declaring the obvious that "Deadpool" is extremely entertaining. Story-wise, the film isn't as solid as its humor. Even Deadpool had something to say about it. But what we loved is the non-sequential narrative style the film presents and one that made the story more interesting than it should be. Overall, we felt mightily satisfied with "Deadpool" and frankly, we expected a lot before watching it and the hype train didn't do anything to slow down the film's charm.
Rating: 4 and a half reels
Why you should watch it:
- unabashed humor and no holds barred violence makes this very different from your typical superhero film
Why you shouldn't watch it:
- the story is basic but presented extremely well
Labels Brianna Hildebrand, Deadpool, Ed Skrein, Gina Carano, Leslie Uggams, Marvel Comics, Morena Baccarin, movie review, Ryan Reynolds, Stefan Kapičić, superhero, T. J. Miller, X-Men