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Sunday, 14 February 2016

Review - Deadpool

Wow, what a surprise.
Deadpool is the superhero film that finally takes a jab at the genre, it stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular Merc with the Mouth and also co stars; Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carrano and Brianna Hildebrand and is directed by Tim Miller.
Deadpool is a delight, a rude, raunchy, sometimes disgusting delight and i'm so glad it made it to the screen after such a bumpy development period.
Deadpool is about Wade Wilson, who after finding out he has cancer undergoes extreme experiments to cure it, the experiments not only cure the cancer but give Wade special abilities, which is very helpful to hunt down the person who experimented on him who has taken his fiancee hostage.
While the plot sounds like another superhero origin story they do it in a much more inventive way, starting with Wilson already as Deadpool and intercutting his origin into it, which was a unique thing this movie did that i haven't seen any other superhero films do. As Deadpool says in the trailers though, this is truly a love story, Deadpool's girlfriend Vanessa (Baccarin) is the perfect love interest for him and their chemistry is off the charts, they really make you care about their relationship and show that they are truly messed up individuals meant to be together.

Deadpool listening to Shoop!
Even though this is a superhero film it really a comedy because Deadpool is such a funny character, who can break the fourth wall, which is really interesting, he knows he is in a film and is talking to the audience throughout calling out Ryan Reynolds, Fox and how little they had to make the film, these parts are were the smartest jokes come out. The film is so funny i had tears in my eyes at moments, Deadpool is such a dirty, vulgar character, that most of what comes out of his mouth is something hilarious which made every second of the film a treat.
The action was incredible in the film also, doing some very inventive things in scenes, thanks to the silliness of Deadpool and also thanks to the mature rating there were very graphic moments in the film that were super gross. The lower budget in the film also helped the filmed greatly, making the writers have to be more creative, not being able to just throw money into the film, very inventive scenes are done thanks to it being low budget, i hope they go for a smaller budget for the sequel also to keep the same vibe.

Negasonic Teenage Warhead
The way the X-Men are used in the film is fantastic, Colossus (Kapicic) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Hildebrand), are the two X-Men featured and they are used very effectively in more than a cameo role, which is what i thought they might be. Just having them in the film builds the film and establishes an already established world we know and love and Deadpool's interaction with them are some of the best moments in the film. 
The other supporting character make the film as great as it is, Deadpool's scenes with Weasel (Miller) are so fun to watch and you can tell that they had a lot of fun improv-ing in their scenes together, Miller's cruel humour fit his character perfectly adding to the array of comedy already in the film.
Deadpool's elderly blind roommate Blind Al (Uggams), this may be the strangest relationship in the film but it is so enjoyable to watch, she isn't in the film a lot but every-time she is its a treat. The villains of the piece Ajax (Skrein) and Angel Dust (Carrano) were perfect for the film because they just needed to be menacing and tough, but here is the only place i really have any negatives, Carrano's acting is subpar, which luckily the character doesn't need, she just needed to be intimidating and believable in fight scenes which she does well,  the company that the villains work for isn't fleshed out at all and is rather one note also i think they could've also gone into more detail with Ajax's power of not feeling pain, physically and emotionally, which i think is a interesting effect to give a person, how they'd deal with that, which i think they started to show but then move onto something else.

Deadpool was a complete surprise and i had a smile on my face through the whole thing, Reynolds finally got Deadpool right on the big screen and his hard work shows on the screen, every second Deadpool is fantastic and thanks to the brilliant supporting cast the laughs don't stop even if he's off screen. I can't wait to watch more of this character.

8.7/10
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