Movie Review: Deadpool (2016)

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Plot: A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool

Rating: 8/10

There is a war going on right now. You might be thinking that I refer to the war between DC and Marvel, but this war I speak of is one where Marvel and DC seem to be on the same side. The other side is us, the innocent consumers. Because every time I hear a mention of superhero fatigue, either Marvel or DC does something that makes you pack that exhaustion away and sit back and watch another damn entertaining movie.

Deadpool is nothing like anything that has been seen on the screen in a very long, if ever, time. It is rude, very inappropriate and not for anyone who takes offense every time someone who makes a joke that is very below the belt.

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Ryan Reynolds is Wade Wilson, the ex-super soldier who spends his free time beating up men who enjoy beating up women. He meets Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) and for a while everything seems like it is working out. But as cancer sets in Wade is reminded of his mortality and chooses to go with the definitely shady offer that is thrown to him by a very shady looking man.

That is as far as I will go into the story, because you need to go watch that for yourself. Deadpool is hilarious and very rough, the violence is graphic and inventive. The language is strong and Marvel is out with all guns aimed at being a bit more original.

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It works. Really well. I laughed, I cringed and there were scenes where everyone wondered if someone actually said that out loud. The movie has everything it needs – violence, heroics, drama, sadness and serious concerns for some of your favorite characters. It entertains you, insults you and makes you laugh very hard.

Fuck you, Marvel.

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15 thoughts on “Movie Review: Deadpool (2016)

  1. “Fuck you, Marvel.” – I love it. Great review bestie, and I am so happy you enjoyed it so much!

    I cannot tell you how I am itching to get out there and see this. Goodness, this weekend looks like it is forever and ten days away and I just want to see Reynolds own Deapool NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.

  2. Deadpool is like the unhinged, possibly psychotic older brother of Guardians of the Galaxy. Super self-referential and invites audiences to participate in the action. The 4th wall is broken in so many ways in this movie it’s out of control. That stuff I really did enjoy. I just wished the story could have been more original but really that’s not a major issue if the thing is going to be this fun

    • Ah I didn’t love Guardians all that much. It wasn’t bad, it was just a desperate attempt at originality. I thought Deadpool concealed it better than Guardians that it was trying to be something fresh.

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  4. It’s exactly the shot in the arm the superhero genre needed. I hope it starts to have some impact at least on the Fox movies, like X-Men.

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