I need to write this all down before I forget and when everything I want to say is still fresh in my head. I won’t dissect the movie for you guys but I’ll let you know what I thought of the Deadpool movie, so, possible spoilers below the cut. 🙂
I’ve been a fan of Deadpool (the character) since X-Men Origins: Wolverine (which was horrible, by the way, don’t watch it. It’s the worst way to be introduced to the character, but hey, Ryan Reynolds slayed his role, I think. but overall, crappy movie, LOL.) and when my boyfriend introduced me to him in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and for the longest time he’s been lurking around my comic book peripherals.
First of all, can I just say congratulations to Fox for actually pulling this one off? Like, big, big kudos because Deadpool is such a dynamic character and boxing him into a movie is hell given his personality. But they did it. What more can I say but congratulations and thank you. 🙂 (ALSO, FINALLY! A REAL DEADPOOL MOVIE, WHEE!)
Second, I have had the biggest crush on Ryan Reynolds since I saw him in Van Wilder: Party Liaison. He’s always been cast in comedic, slapstick, pity roles like in Just Friends or Blade: Trinity. (I’ve always liked the guy who makes me laugh.) But when he starred as Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, I suddenly had the slightest hint of hope that maybe, sometime in the future, there would be a movie dedicated solely to the crazy. I thought Ryan Reynolds was the perfect fit, I couldn’t see Deadpool being played by anyone else.
I think the cinematics and effects were nothing short of what you’d expect from a modern action film that involves superhuman abilities but I’m no authority in that aspect. The plot could’ve been better. I think they made the story a little more relate-able by adding some sort of sick romance twist, LOL. Well, there’s got to be some semblance of a plot.
But with such a hard character to work with (and be loyal to), there’s only so much you can do. The whole idea of Deadpool is top-of-the-line, batshit, crazy, breaking the 4th wall and doing that in a movie can be limiting and highly challenging. So you gotta come into this move with no expectations (even if you’re a fan of the comic book character). Also, this is not a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, so I walked into the cinema to just watch the movie unfold before me. Just setting expectations.
In short, the movie is crass, rude, vulgar yet comedic. And I completely enjoyed myself. The script gave me a few good laughs. It wasn’t brilliant but it tried to stay true to the character. I’m sort of MEH with the side characters and villains, LOL.
If you’re not aware of who Deadpool is or at least have an idea of his story or background, this movie isn’t for you. It’s not for children. It’s not for serious grown-ups either (too many dick & butt jokes and references, HAHA!) It’s not for people jumping into the superhero bandwagon because you might be too disturbed, too confused, and too WTF after. But if you’re a fan like me, well, you really kind of need to see it for yourself. 🙂
(ALSO. NUDITY. AND SEX. BE WARNED.)
(ALSO. ALSO. THAT SUIT IS FREAKIN’ HOT!)
*Images c/o Deadpool Movie Official Site
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