Deadpool (Sidenote: Self/less)


(SPOILER WARNING!!! This article does contain spoilers, if you haven’t seen the movie, just see the first paragraph to be informed without spoilers!!!)

Deadpool is the movie fans were waiting to see, it is hilariously funny and awesome action, though I expected it to be more violent, it’s entertaining to watch!!!

Rating: 4.5 Stars

I have been waiting for this movie to come out for the longest time. When I started to read and get to know about the character Deadpool, I knew he would make an awesome movie that is different from the other comic book movies. They did introduce him in the cinematic world in X-men Origins: Wolverine, but they turned that character into a monstrosity. That character was not Deadpool whatsoever to me, and I was really disappointed in how that turned out. Eventually it went through development hell, and I thought it will never happen. At least I watched cartoons, played video games, and read new stories. Deadpool is a very entertaining character, and the comic book world needed a Deadpool movie. As soon I saw the announcement with Ryan Reynolds in his Deadpool costume, I was excited that they finally are going to do a movie. I applaud to Ryan Reynolds for doing the movie that is true to the comics, or he won’t do it (that still doesn’t excuse him for the monstrosity of X-men Origins: Wolverine). After the trailer about the Merc with the Mouth, I knew this movie is the movie that fans are waiting for, and I was ready first day it came out. This is also the start of the year of a lot of comic book movies, and I’m happy to say that it is off to a great start.

What I Like: The fact that the character of Deadpool, played by Ryan Reynolds, was true to comic canon of this character. Deadpool was smart, can fight and kick butt, and most of all, how hilarious he was. Especially how he is always breaking the 4th wall in the movie. The funniest jokes were when he breaks it and really engaged the audience for laughter. It was genius. My favorite joke that got me laughing was when Deadpool said, “Why is this house empty, like this movie can’t afford other X-men characters,” that joke got me laughing. There were many other jokes that can be crude, but hilarious. I was practically laughing throughout the movie. The action scenes were awesome as well. That beginning scene where you get an interactive 3D view of the one shot screen of Deadpool beating people up was one of the greatest intros I have ever scene. What topped that scene was when they were introducing the staff of that movie, they were announcing all the stereotypical types of casting instead of naming their names. It was pure genius. Director Tim Miller really did a great job for his first time directing. Other characters I enjoyed were Colossus, played by Stefan Kapicic. I thought that this was the best incantation of the character that really captures his essence. In the past X-men movies, I always thought he was underused, but for this movie, he was the Colossus I know and love. I enjoyed the chemistry between Deadpool and Vanessa Carlysle, played by Morena Baccarin. It was a weird relationship, but for a Deadpool movie, it worked. T. J. Miller playing Weasel was another comic relief character after Deadpool, and I thought he was pretty funny.As for the villain, I enjoyed seeing Ajax, played by Ed Skrein, who was really the main reason Deadpool became Deadpool. The whole experiment thing really gave it an evil aspect that really worked in creating Deadpool origins as an anti-hero with no hero morals. There were other characters that worked very well that really made this movie enjoyable. Seeing how this movie made fun of the old Deadpool really added a nice touch to what they did before, and now they want to forget about it. Plus that Stan Lee cameo was so unexpected but hilarious as a DJ for a strip club. (Stan Lee said it was his favorite cameo, which made me realize he is a perve.) Also, that after credits scene was one of the funniest secret scenes out there.

The So So: For a Deadpool movie I expected to be bloodier. Not that I’m a gore-maniac, but Deadpool is known for being violently bloody as well. However, for the violence it showed, it was tastefully done.

What I Didn’t Like: It may bring some continuity errors from the past X-men movies. Mainly because in X-men Origins: Wolverine, he was alive in the 70’s, and now he’s a young guy today. (I don’t care, but it may annoy some of you all, but I believe after X-men: Days of Future Past, they erased that history, and I rather believe it that way.) One part that really bothered me is how Deadpool saved Vanessa by putting her in the incubator as she falls four stories high. Not only she survived without a scratch, but if the the incubator can break with a gunshot, how can it survive a fall like that. Only really dumb part in that movie.

Overall: if you’re a fan of Deadpool, this is the movie you are waiting to see. It will make you forget the monstrosity of the character of Deadpool in X-men Origins: Wolverine. It is entertaining in so many ways with great action and awesomely hilarious comedy. You won’t be disappointed, and it starts this year of comic book movies with a great bang!!!

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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(Sidenote: Self/less- The other movie featuring Ryan Reynolds. A sci-fy movie that puts Ben Kingsley mind into Ryan Reynolds body. A method called shedding. However, what seems like a good idea, isn’t all what is cracked out to be. The movie is interesting at first, but once it gets to the climax, it was really underwhelming. It reminded me of the movie of Face/off, but this movie wasn’t as good.
Rating: 3 Stars)

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