Deadpool Movie Review
After 11 years in development hell, and a seemingly never-ending cycle of rumors and confirmations, FOX Studios finally gave everyone the Deadpool movie fans were begging for. Deadpool stars Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool/Wade Wilson, Ed Skrein as Ajax, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, and T.J. Miller as Weasel. It’s directed by first time director Tim Miller.
In a world of superhero movies, it was almost wishful thinking that we get an incredibly fresh superhero movie in the midst of all the Marvel, DC, and X-Men movies. But Deadpool exceeded everyone’s expectations and delivers a fresh, hilarious, action-packed, and downright epic take on the superhero genre. What makes Deadpool stand out is that it’s so different, that’s owing to the character himself. Deadpool is a tough character to portray on-screen, he’s crude, offensive, loud, and not kid-friendly. But that was the movie’s forte. Deadpool’s plot is simple yet fresh, Wade Wilson gets terminal cancer, he joins a program to cure his cancer and make him superhuman, he becomes immortal with a disfigured body, villain kidnaps his girlfriend, and now he has to suit up as a very unlikely superhero to get revenge and save his girl.
This movie hit every mark, it was like the pages of the comic books transitioning straight to the big screen, it nailed every aspect of Deadpool’s character and his hilarious and violent lore. From the very beginning, from the opening credits you will know what you’re in for, the movie wastes no time in being hilarious, every single scene has at the very least one moment where you will crack up and laugh. Aside from being hilarious, the movie is also very action-packed, the action scenes are very violent and bloody which is perfect for Deadpool, there’s no shaky cam or watered down fights, every fight scene is the definition of epic. You will see Deadpool shooting people, slicing people with swords, kicking people’s decapitated heads into other people, everything expected from Deadpool is seen on-screen. The movie’s strongest point is its script, as I mentioned, it’s hilarious but also extremely well written. With a character this crazy and a plot so simple, the script could have failed and the movie could have been just cheesy but that’s not the case at all. Deadpool’s dialogue is spot on, every other character is terrifically well-written, specially Weasel, Vanessa, and Colossus(Who is ripped straight from the comics). Even Negasonic Teenage Warhead, who doesn’t say much, is still proving to be a fan favorite by a lot of people. The movie is very much an origin story, and that’s where it can get serious, they didn’t overlook or rush the origin story for more Deadpool fun but the first half of the movie transitions from flashbacks to present day, which presented Deadpool’s origin in a great way, and allowed for more fun and a little time to take your breath. But that doesn’t mean some scenes are slow, the movie is very fast paced, there is not a single moment of dullness. From the action to the flashbacks, everything is fast and direct, without rushing the plot whatsoever. The performances are also great, Ryan Reynolds is the absolute perfect choice for Deadpool, and despite his..Misfortune in X-Men Origins: Wolverine(Which is now erased from the timeline by Days of Future Past), he proves that he is in fact the definitive Deadpool. And like Hugh Jackman and Robert Downey Jr, you can not imagine anyone else in the role. T.J Miller was hilarious and fantastic, Morena Baccarin proved that she could do big Hollywood movies since she’s mostly on TV, and Ed Skrein was great as Ajax, which he needed after the terrible Transporter: Refueled. One of the best aspects of the movie is that it’s very self-aware, and the fourth wall breaking even adds to that. Deadpool will make jokes about FOX, Hugh Jackman, Green Lantern, the X-Men movies, his previous interpretation in Origins: Wolverine. It makes it difficult for the viewer to point out much flaws since it will probably make fun of them itself. With Ajax, he fits the story perfectly, he’s not the most memorable villain but for what the movie is and what it’s trying to be, he provides the kick that the movie needs for the revenge aspect.
The only flaws I could think of are very small, it’s almost nitpicking. The CGI didn’t always look very sharp, but with a budget of only 58 million dollars, which is amazing that they could even make the movie this good with a budget this low, it’s not a problem. As I said, Ajax isn’t the next Heath Ledger’s Joker or Loki but he still works great for the plot. The character of Angel Dust wasn’t really explained at all, she was very much like the strong silent Bond henchmen, but she also worked for what the plot was. Some jokes won’t hit for all the viewers which leads to the biggest point about the movie. It’s NOT for everyone, not everyone will connect with the unusual character of Deadpool, specially if they are expecting a normal, everyday, kid-friendly superhero movie. The movie is crude, violent, and does not hold back, which is something everyone should be aware of. If you understand that and know what you’re in for, you will have an amazing time with an incredibly fun, hilarious, and epic movie.
Deadpool gets a solid 5/5.
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