Archive: Deadpool (2016) A Review

This is another example of a Movie starring Ryan Reynolds where he plays….himself.  Just in a funny outfit and with swords.  


DIRECTOR:  Tim Miller

STARRING:  Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, and T.J. Miller

SCREENPLAY:  Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick

GENRE:  Superhero, Comedy 

RUNTIME:  108 Minutes

Reviewed by Pearl

★★★★ 4 Stars  

This may seem like a strange place to start with my potential reviewing of Marvel Movies, but I have seen a lot of really heavy-duty movies this month and I just really needed to have a laugh.  And Deadpool can supply laughs in spades!

After Wade Wilson gets diagnosed with Terminal Cancer he agrees to be experimented on in order to hopefully find a cure.  Instead he gains superhuman healing abilities, but looses his dashing good looks.  He then goes on a mission to kill the man who ruined his life.

Everyone was super sceptical of this film upon its release. Would they really be able to make a movie that keeps true to the Deadpool comics.  And I think for the most part they really did.  The fourth Wall breaks, the over the top violence, the foul language, they kept it all, and it made for one of the most original superhero movies ever.  Jam packed with a reference to just about every Superhero franchise you can think of, this is a real treat for Superhero Movie Fans like me.

 Released the same year as ‘Captain America Civil War’ and ‘Doctor Strange’ it had heavy superhero competition that year, but managed to prove that maybe Disney didn’t corner the market on awesome Superhero Franchises.  Whether it can still say that after the third instalment remains to be seen.

Oddly enough, my main criticism with this film is also one of its strongest Assets and that is Ryan Reynolds.  He was made to play this part.  The humour is right up his street.  However, I am getting mighty tired of seeing him just play himself in every movie he is in. At some point he is going to have to go back to taking roles where he actually to act, rather then just deliver lines to camera. In Deadpool however, annoyingly, this works perfectly and I can’t think of anyone else who would have better suited the role.

It is shot brilliantly, everything from the slow motion to the super zoomed in shots are used excellently and inventively to make this an exciting film to watch, not just another cookie Cutter Superhero film. 

Like everything associated with Marvel the quality control here is amazing. For fans this film will be a breath of fresh air.  A big difference between this and Marvels usual fare, and I cannot stress this enough, it is NOT kid friendly. But if you are a fan of the MCU, or similar types of films (We aren’t Anti DC here, we just have certain…preferences) then give this one a go.  As long as you are over 18, and don’t easily offended.

Deadpool is available on Digital and Home DVD now!

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