Well suffice to say this review is WELL overdue. Deadpool was one of my most anticipated films of 2016 and I am happy to report that it did not disappoint!
*WARNING MILD SPOILERS AHEAD*
Deadpool is directed by Tim Miller (first time director) and stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, and Stefan Kapicic.
The story focuses on Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) who is a mercenary (former Special Forces) operating in New York that meets and falls in love with an escort named Vanessa. After a year of being together he proposes only to find out that he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. This is when things get interesting, but I don’t want to ruin the rest of the plot.
Deadpool is one of the most exciting and entertaining films that I have seen in awhile. It is is filled with some very funny and ridiculous moments, including some jokes aimed at Fox Studios and their other projects. If you are familiar at all with the character of Deadpool, he is known for breaking the fourth wall and is aware that he is in a comic book, constantly addressing the audience. Seeing this come to life on the big screen is absolutely fantastic! Also I have to say Deadpool’s costume looks fantastic and is pretty faithful to the comics.
Ryan Reynolds was always the perfect choice for Deadpool and he really gets a chance to showcase his comedic skills in this film. The one-liners in this film are great and the in-jokes are great as well. One of my favorite lines in the film is when Colossus tells Deadpool he is going to take him to Professor Xavier, and Deadpool says “Stewart or McAcoy? The timelines confuse me.” He is comedy gold in the movie and his action scenes are great as well.
I cannot tell you the number of times the people in my theater laughed out loud during this film. I think that is the one thing people will be surprised about is that Deadpool is actually pretty funny and none of the jokes feel forced. There is even a joke made about the fact Fox Studios didn’t have the money in the budget to have cameos from any other characters in the X-Men universe other than Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Any film that can make fun of itself is a good film in my book. Also the opening sequence to the film is one of the best I have seen and would put it up there with Guardians of The Galaxy!
Ed Skrein is good as the villain Ajax/Francis and you really do hate him, which is just a testament to Ed Skrein’s portrayal of the character. It is so satisfying to see Deadpool beat the crap out of Ajax in the film.
Gina Carano is just the side villain who doesn’t say much kind of like Dave Bautista in Spectre, she does well with what she is given but it’s really Ryan Reynolds who steals the show in the movie, which is what you would expect anyways.
T.J. Miller is pretty funny in the film and is a good foil for Deadpool, even though Deadpool himself provides plenty of comedy. The scenes between Ryan Reynolds and T.J. Miller are some of the best in the movie, and there is one line uttered by Miller that had me and the rest of the audience laughing out loud! I don’t want to spoil it, it’s hilarious!
It’s great to see Colossus finally get his due on screen, after having little cameos in various X-Men movies and they finally got his accent right!
If you are a fan of fun, original, and entertaining movies, then you will enjoy Deadpool. If like me you are enjoying the superhero movie craze, then you will definitely enjoy Deadpool. Stick around for the post-credits scene, it’s very funny. One thing is for sure, I am looking forward to the sequel and will be buying Deadpool on Blu-Ray!
MY FINAL RATING IS A 10/10!
What I liked:
Ryan Reynolds and his wise cracking lines. He was born to play Deadpool.
Colossus and the fact he has a Russian accent like he should. He finally got his due and it was great.
The main villain he was great and you really hated him.
The in-jokes and one-liners and poking fun at the different Marvel Studios movies, including the failed ones like X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it was so great!
The opening sequence, the action scenes and the post-credits scene.
What I disliked:
…I got nothing
What say you? Have you seen Deadpool? If so, what did you think? Do you plan on seeing Deadpool? Whatever your thoughts let me know!