Deadpool (2016) – Should I Watch It?
Intro to… Deadpool
Deadpool is exactly like Spider-man. Only instead of spiderpowers, a deep respect for life, and a heavy sense of responsibility. He has guns and katanas, and none of those pesky morals that would prevent him from using them.
Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a smart-mouthed mercenary that literally never shuts up. But you know what isn’t a joke? Cancer. And he gets a full dose of it; his liver, lungs, prostate, and brain all have the expected lifespan of a chocolate bar in a weigh-loss clinic.
To do right to Vanessa Carlysle (Morena Baccarin), his escort/girlfriend, he is determined to fight it with maximum effort. So when a shady looking guy tells him he is from a secret organisation that can cure him and turn him into a superhero, he rolls with it. No matter how unlikely it sounds. I mean, what could be worse than death?
Should I Watch It?
I am not going to beat around the bush; Deadpool is awesome. It is hilarious from beginning to end. Tim Miller and Ryan Reynolds have truly made a spot-on adaptation of the psychotic but lovable merc with the mouth.
Reynolds kills it as Wade Wilson aka Deadpool. He has impeccable comedic timing and makes great use of tonal shifts to switch from light-hearted and hilarious to dark and threatening. If anything, he might be too handsome to play this role. But Reynolds has put so much effort into this, and has been so passionate about it; he has become Deadpool.
I have mixed feelings about the ensemble cast though. On the side of the “heroes” Morena Baccarin does a good job playing Vanessa, Stefan Kapicic is fine as Colossus, even if he does sounds like a racist Russian stereotype, and Karan Soni is incredibly funny as Dopinder, a seemingly innocent Indian cabdriver. But Brianna Hildebrand playing Negasonic Teenage Warhead, an angsty teenager that has no patience for or interest in Deadpool at all, has phenomenal presence and chemistry with Reynolds.
On the other hand, the villains are far from impressive. Gina Carano’s Angel Dust has no personality at all, and Ajax, played by Ed Skrein, is more of a jerk than an actual villain.
The movie is far from perfect though. Compared to other Superhero movies it has a noticeably lower budget. The fights occasionally look a little too CGI-ish, and the movie consists of, essentially, two-prolonged action scenes with a little bit of backstory. There is little to it.
Deadpool is all that it needs to be. It is not a great movie, but it greatly entertains. I have never heard an audience laugh as loud and as much during a movie. It also happens to have the best Stan Lee cameo ever. All in all, Deadpool is pure unadulterated awesomeness. Go out and watch it today!
Yes, watch it.
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