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Directed by: Tim Miller
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand & Stefan Kapicic.
Finally, we get a live action Deadpool film!
It’s been a long road for sure. I still remember the hate his appearance in Wolverine Origins got, and rightfully so! It’s because of that film that we had to wait this long for a Deadpool movie. The success of the Deadpool video game was what turned the corner in my eyes. Deadpool is unlike any other comic book character. He’s fucking nuts, and that’s being polite. The promotion for this film has been hilarious and so creative. Check these posters out….
They’ve nailed it, it’s certainly made me optimistic, but are those posters a true reflection of the film’s quality?
This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson. After being diagnosed with cancer, Wilson is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing power. With his new found powers, Wilson adopts the name Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
I’m trying to find the right words to do this film justice. So in the meantime, I’m going to pass it over to Deadpool. So, Deadpool, what did you make of this film…
I agree. This was awesome. It was everything I expected and much, much more. It lived and smashed the hype!
Put it this way, as soon as the film was over, I booked a ticket to see another screening later in the week.
Deadpool is famed for his violent nature. That is well and truly present here. Think of it as an ultra-violent Bugs Bunny cartoon. That’s Deadpool in a nutshell.
From the hilarious opening credits (Moody Teen/ British Villian/ GCI Character) to all the X-Men and Avengers references, this film is guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles in stiches. My God, when Deadpool called Negasonic Teenage Warhead ‘Ripley from Alien 3’, that was me done. I almost fell off my seat because I was laughing so much.
They implemented Deadpool’s breaking of the 4th wall masterfully. He makes this wisecrack about the studio only being able to afford two X-Men characters which went down a treat with the audience. Reynolds compared it to watching a DVD commentary by someone who’s got some pop-culture savvy and is kind of funny and a little obnoxious and is saying the things that you wouldn’t say. It’s worth noting that Ryan Reynolds is a massive Deadpool fan and that beamed throughout the movie. I believe he had some input with the script, too.
Oh yeah, stick around for the post credit scene. It’s worth your time, believe me!
There isn’t anything I find negative here, except that I was sad when it was over because I was hungry for more.
All in all, Deadpool on the big screen just works. It takes great delight in taking the piss out of other superhero movies and is a breath of fresh air.
Fox are on a winning path with Deadpool.
A must see!
Rating: **** ½ (Champion)