Deadpool review. DISCLAIMER: There are no spoilers in this review. Why am I writing a disclaimer then? Maybe there are a couple of teeny weeny spoilers. Who knows?
Released: February 12, 2016
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Gina Camaro, T. J. Miller and Ed Skrein
Director: Tim Miller
Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when the evil Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. With help from mutant allies Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and Colossus (Stefan Kapicic), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
And now, el review
108 minutes of sadistic, no holds-barred comedy
From the trailers and posters and TV spots and what not, everyone had an idea that Deadpool was going to be funny. Spoiler alert: You’re going to be shocked. Deadpool has no respect for anybody or anything, and the laughter will start right from the opening credits to the closing credits. From describing director Tim Miller as “An Overpaid Tool” to criticizing Liam Neeson’s parenting skills in Taken, Deadpool will have you rolling every minute of the way. There are a ton of sexual jokes and references, so I’d advise you stay away from popcorn so you don’t choke.
For a first-timer, Tim Miller does really well
Deadpool was director Tim Miller’s first time at the helm of a movie, and given how amazing this movie turned out, it’s hard to believe it was his first time. The movie flows perfectly between present day and past scenes, with hilarious narrations from Deadpool guiding the way through. The fight scenes are brilliantly executed, and contain just the right amount of gore needed to let you know Deadpool means business. A very good effort.
Built perfectly for bigger Marvel movies
Deadpool, while being the titular character’s first standalone film, is not his first appearance in Marvel’s cinematic universe, with that first showing coming in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where he was seriously modified and ended up getting decapitated by Wolverine. This Deadpool hasn’t forgotten that, and there are plenty jabs at Wolverine throughout the movie. X-Men characters Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead make appearances, and with a Wolverine sequel and many more X-Men movies coming up, we might just be seeing a lot of Deadpool around. Not like we’re complaining, anyways.
Deadpool has set a very high bar for super-hero movies in 2016, and it’d be interesting to see how upcoming movies like Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War match up. Ryan Reynolds had begged 11 years for this movie to be made by Fox, and I think he deserves 11 more. Great watch.
360Meter rating: 305°