Sunday, February 28, 2016

DEADPOOL: It's Funny

Been a minute since I posted anything so I thought I'd drop a quick word about Deadpool. Saw it a couple days ago, so certain details are a bit foggy.

Overall thought? It's really good. Just a good, fun time. Lots of jokes, good action, interesting characters and a strangely affecting love story all wrapped up into one supremely entertaining package.

Best movie of all time? Nah, but it's good fun, and a heck of a lot more involving than most of the comic book movies I've seen recently.

Maybe it speaks to the darkness in my soul, but the blood-splattered schadenfreude on show here is just perfect.

Ryan Reynolds is terrific. he's finally found a showcase that fits him like a glove. While I have nothing against the guy, he's never done anything that I found that impressive. This is the first role where it feels like no one else could play the part.

He hits all of Wade Wilson's contradictions and makes it feel like one supremely unstable individual.

Morena Baccarin is also terrific as Wilson's love, Vanessa. Their dynamic and chemistry make the movie what it is. The jokes are great, but they would all fall flat if there was not a little heart to it all.

Like Dredd, this is a comic book movie on a low budget but one done right. The story is very small, with a small cast and a limited set of locations. Thanks to strong scripting from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and inventive direction from Tim Miller, Deadpool works as a solid one-shot of Deadpool awesomeness.

Biggest surprise: The cost-cutting appearance by the 'X-Men' is almost as good as the Big Cameo from Reese and Wernick's Zombieland.


The re-vamped Colossus is a delight. A big boy scout with a heart as big as he is, the Russian behemoth is the perfect foil for Deadpool's anarchy. And Negasonic Teenage Warhead is just cool. Dig the name, dig the buzzcut.
Everything about these two made me laugh. Even that eyebrow. See? Bahahahahahahaha. 

Anyway, it's a fun movie. If you're keen for some good laughs, blood and a Stan Lee cameo, Deadpool is right up your alley.



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