Deadpool – Film Review

Deadpool – Film Review

Deadpool as a film was extremely unique in tone to which it both mocks superhero films and yet has a very simple story that it quite cliche in superhero films. Ryan Reynolds really shines in this role which he has spirited to be this film adaptation for 11 years. The work in the script and in the action sequences really shows. With the character first appearing in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” mostly as Wade Wilson with the botched Deadpool at the end, he really continued that ad-lib persona this time around. The character was very well realized as was the romantic lead Vanessa Carlyle played by Morena Baccarin.

She was a great strong female lead that was more than just the girlfriend. She could be at the same level as Wade as a developed character. I wish she was CopyCat like her counterpart in the comics but I hope that utilize that in the future installments. The inclusion of Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus did really bring home the connective tissue that the film needed to show it was apart of the X-Men franchise. Though this film has a more faithful adaptation of Colossus, I do wish they could have had a happy medium of having Daniel Cudmore back in the role for this film. But Fox itself is not well known for having a cohesive universe. They have done multiple versions of characters through different times and films to where there is no clear definition of when a character really is or who is defined to play them.

From the studio that inexplicably sewed his fucking mouth shut the first time comes five-time Academy Award viewer, Ryan Reynolds in an eHarmony date with destiny. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you… me! Deadpool.

The only main negatives in the film that I had were just that they needed to have a little bit more action in a couple of more scenes. I know that the budget was reduced to keep the production costs low and it shows. It was joked about in the film but having it a joke doesn’t always mean it was great to point out when it could have been adjusted. Though I am glad that this film has shown that you can make a great comicbook franchise on a tight budget and have a great product in the end, they all don’t have to be as expensive as other tentpoles. I hope this brings in more franchises that wish to restrict budgets and have high goals for gaining revenue.

I’m looking forward to the next entry of Deadpool and hope that the niche that Fox can deliver more prominently is R rated – adult comicbook movies — Much like Marvel proper does on Netflix. Also before I wrap up I did want to point out how great and refreshing the open and closing credits scenes were. Being more out of the box with those credits really elevated the film to make it something special and unique among the many entries in the genre.

9.5/10

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