Main Plot Points:
- Based upon Marvel Comics most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
What We Thought:
- Not only is Deadpool the Deadpool movie we wanted, it changes the face of comic book movies at the same time.
- I’m a Deadpool fan, there are very few characters like the Merc with the Mouth and you can clearly tell Ryan Reynolds is a fan as well. Reynolds fought for this movie and this character and it pays off. Not only is the action there, as you expect, but it’s one of the funniest films I’ve seen in a long time.
- If you aren’t familiar with Wade Wilson/Deadpool, he’s a badass, sword swinging, gun shooting, fourth wall breaking, wiseass. He shoots first, says a funny line second, asks questions much, much later. It took a few years and lots of false starts, but Reynolds captures Wade’s essence and we finally get to see it on the big screen.
- The film reminded me a lot of the first Iron Man film. When I first saw that one, if the sequel was already done, I wouldn’t have left my seat, I would have sat there and instantly watched it. Same for this. I was ready for more as soon as it was over. This needs to have a sequel and pronto.
- It’s also similar to Iron Man in that it changes how we see comic book movies. The original X-Men and Spiderman films were fun, but not necessarily over the top big. Iron Man opened the door for films like The Avengers, Avengers Age of Ultron. Deadpool, well this is going to open the door for over the top everything. It’s Rated-R for violence, swearing, nudity and a lot more. This isn’t comic book violence, this is VIOLENCE. There’s lots of F-bombs and even a strip club scene. Don’t bring the kiddies.
- Fans of the character should have a lot of fun with it. I really believe Reynolds did it right. The style of the film works with flashbacks and slow motion because Deadpool himself has always had a unique style. I’m not a big fan of fourth wall breaking unless it’s Wade Wilson. It works here because it’s the character’s trademark and not just used for a gimmick. It would have felt weird if he didn’t talk to the camera.
- I really hope Deadpool does well. It won’t make hundreds of millions because the R-Rating will limit who can see it, but I hope it opens well and keeps going. The character deserves it. He’s funny and violent and sometimes it’s what you need to unwind. Reynolds needs a hit as well so I hope it does well for him too. He’s a good guy who’s had a couple of disappointments. It should be a game changer.
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Ryan Reynolds
- T. J. Miller
- Morena Baccarin
- Gina Carano
- Ed Krein
Recommended if You Like:
- Marvel Movies
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