RELEASED 2016 RUNTIME 108 MIN LANGUAGE ENGLISH DIRECTION TIM MILLER SCREENPLAY RHETT REESE, PAUL WERNICK STARRING RYAN REYNOLDS, MORENA BACCARIN, ED SKREIN, T. J. MILLER, GINA CARANO, BRIANNA HILDEBRAND, STEFAN KAPICIC, LESLIE UGGAMS MUSIC TOM HOLKENBORG
Mother F, that movie was awesome!!
Yes yes, that is the Deadpool movie you have been waiting for!
Wade Wilson is a mercenary who one day meets the love of his life. Everything is awesome until he gets diagnosed with cancer that happens to have infected basically all the organs he can (not) live without.
To get out of this miserable situation he decides to fix himself up by a shady organization that happens to turn humans into mutants artificially. Of course they didn’t tell him the entire truth about the procedure and what the ultimate end goal is. But fact is, Wade’s body is being enhanced by the Wolverine gene to make him unkillable, even by cancer.
Once Wade uncovers the truth he is very pissed and on the hunt to kill the guy responsible for what he has become: an ugly dude with a face looking like an avocado having sex with an older avocado. Plus, he calls himself Deadpool and he doesn’t give a shit about anything other than his girlfriend. Btw. He retained his sense of humor! 🙂
If you like comics, or even if you don’t, but appreciate violence, bad language, dirty jokes and meta humor, you are in for a ride.
This movie is so true to its source material that it actually scares me how the hell the producers have been able to pitch such a concept in front of the studio that also made such trash bombs like Wolverine Origins and totally fucked up the Deadpool character.
For everyone who doesn’t know who Deadpool is or why people have been so passionate about this guy: Deadpool is a superhero that has a twisted sense of humor and, in contrast to his X-Men counterparts, is aware of being a comic book character. With that he is able to break the 4th wall and talk to you, which makes for great meta humor that references real life events and pokes fun of itself.
In order to bring such a movie to life you have to convince the studio that it’s ok to have a character break the rules of the X-Men movie universe you spent a long time setting up over the years. Because if not, you end up with Wolverine Origins and a lot of pissed off fans of the comic.
Anyway, they did it! But not only that. They actually surpassed my expectations. There were moments in the film I couldn’t believe that they really went for it. It’s rated R with a capital letter. People are being shot through the head, limbs are being cut off and kicked through the air, and bodies are being splashed.
Also, the language is bad. Don’t take your kids to the theatre 😉
Yes, the movie is also colorful and comicbooky, but that’s what makes it so unique. It feels like a comicbook film, but with the little extra flavor to it.
STORY & CAST
The story is surprisingly good and works on all levels. Even the love story makes total sense and is fleshed out really well, so you actually care about it.
Ryan Reynolds IS Deadpool. Say what you want about him, but the guy was born to play Deadpool! He is perfect for it in every way. And I would say he rivals Robert Downey Jr. As Tony Stark for the most charismatic superhero movie character.
One negative I have though. I found colossus to be a little too overdone. I wished they had pulled down his Russian accent a notch and made him not as huge. I also would have liked to see him transform into human form just to give the character a face behind the metal facade. But that’s a minor point.
Other than that all the side characters were realized in a great way.
I love the film and think the humor alone is worth the price of entry.
Can’t wait for the sequel and X-Force (please do it FOX!!!)