Deadpool debuts in this film by his very own name, Deadpool.
It's an origin story about how Wade Wilson becomes the infamous "merc with a mouth."
It's funny. It's raunchy. It's ribald.
It's definitely not for young children.
Which is why it was tagged with an "R" rating -- although that technically doesn't mean much outside of the U.S.
At any rate, I'm not going to spoil anything here. Instead, I'll just give it a big two thumbs up.
What I liked:
Ryan Reynold's performance was exceptional. Many have said this was the role he was born to play. I couldn't agree more. And it seems millions of others thought so as well, as Deadpool is now the highest grossing rated R film of all time.
It has even made more at the box office than Batman v. Superman. That's right, Deadpool, a relatively unknown and obscure comic book character outside of the comic book world made more money than D.C. comics flagship characters of both Batman and Superman (but seeing as how BvS sucked balls, it's not entirely unfathomable). But you have to give credit where credit is due, and Deadpool, the movie, captures the very essence of the comic book series and character.
The rest of the supporting cast was excellent as well. And the scenes with Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead were so well done. I loved that they finally got the voice and the character of Colossus done right. And Brianna Hildebrand, who plays Negasonic, is one major hotty. Does that make me a perv? I don't know. How old is she? (Checks IMDB). She's 20.
Phew! Safe. Not a perv!
But still totally a perv.
What I Didn't Like:
The villain was rather generic. Ajax, although played by the uber talented Ed Skrein, was nothing more than your stereotypical bad guy doing bad things just because he can. His motivation was basically just ... do bad stuff for badness' sake... and then later on it was... kill Deadpool because he annoys me. And really, that's the extent of it.
That said, that's all that was really needed to set up the plot and to introduce Deadpool as a character. It works. It's cliche as hell, but it works.
What Bothered me:
Not enough dildos.
Final Two Cents:
Deadpool is a movie that will offend just about everyone! I absolutely love movies that make everyone into overly conservative schoolmarms with nothing better to do than to try and censor art because it offends them.
That said, I liked the poop jokes, the raunchiness, the ribald innuendos, and the not so subtle and totally juvenile sex talk. Some have complained the movie was immature, grotesque, and offensive. But that's Deadpool for you. So, huge success!
I enjoyed the non-stop humor, the fast paced action, and Deadpool's zany antics and meta-moments. The action scenes kicked major butt, and were really fun to watch. It made the film a helluva lot more entertaining than Bored Batman v. Not Really Superman guest starring Barely Wonder Woman.
So, if you can stomach Deadpool, I'd say give it a shot. It's the first hard R rated Superhero film, and that alone is something that piqued my interest as a comic book fan and an avid movie goer. But the film is also a really great comedy and a hugely entertaining action piece, so if any of this interests you then I think you'll love it. If not, well, it's definitely not the sort of film everyone will appreciate. You might call Deadpool an acquired taste. Mainly for perverts and sociopaths. :p But I wouldn't have it any other way. ;)
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