Saturday, February 13, 2016

Deadpool - review


Starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Ed Skrein, and Brianna Hildebrand the people at Marvel Comics bring to life one of their manty characters in this case one of the more unconventional anti-hero oddly named "Deadpool" which is in reference to a game he like to play with his best friend who owned a local bar.

Essentially, the story is about a former American Special Forces operative turned street level mercenary Wade Wilson. One day while spending time with his girlfriend “Vanessa” (Morena Baccarin) “Wade” passes out only to discover he has a terminal illness. Seeking out all options he chooses an unusual rogue remedy experiment that not only cured him it also has given him accelerated healing powers, but at the terrible price of his handsome looks leaving him permanently disfigured esthetically. Angered by his “fried skinned” looks, Wilson aka “Deadpool” who is now armed with new super abilities takes out on a dark and twisted sense of humor pursuit by hunting down the man who destroyed his personal life with any chance of him ever getting back with the love of his life Vanessa.

Review: “Deadpool” is not a simple black and white tale of revenge, instead it a compilation of many things starting with being very funny with a foundation mix  at times with smart and clever retorts  that also sometimes overly burden the pace of the film with those same retorts by being a bit obnoxious and needlessly juvenile.  The thing that keeps it moving at a reasonably entertaining pace is the charm and charisma of Ryan Reynolds imagining of “Deadpool” who makes his character authentically real and funny as his seemly delivers some of the most imaginative combination of profanity obscenity slurs you will ever here or have heard before. You can genuinely sense him smirking his very smart-aleck persona through his red mask.

With an abundance of recycled special effects fight scenes that seemed to be a mix of “The Matrix” and any of the “X Men” films, “Deadpool” is still some good old fashion basic Saturday going to the movie entertainment as it takes us through the 1:45 minute running time of some very cheeky, wisecracking, perversely violence and sometimes very sweet subplots. It also takes us through some of the most politically incorrect scenes I have seen and heard in a while. And while the film’s structure seemed uneven at times from a story development perspective it is never boring.

Minor spoiler: There are two cameos in this film, one I won’t reveal and one I will. The one I will reveal is that of legendary Broadway veteran Leslie Uggams who played a funny blind African American who was “Wade aka “Deadpool’s roommate when he comes back from his rogue surgery. It’s obvious she was blind given people’s reaction to his appearance whenever he is seen in public without his mask.

Conclusion: Simply put, for its very imaginative and original out of the box thinking, I found Ryan Reynolds and his Deadpool much lively fun to see, lively funny to hear and lively enjoyable to experience.

3 – 1/2 Stars 

1 comment:

  1. This is one crude but hilarious movie - there are so many gag lines / comedic scenes that I'll have to watch it again on Netflicks. This is a clever spin of your standard super hero movie with a sarcastic front guy - if you liked Kick-ass mixed with Jackass, you'll truly appreciate the comedic creativity in Deadpool. However, don't bring your kids like I saw two youngsters at the theater asking what is a "rusty trombone"?

    - Goon