Friday, February 12, 2016
Review: Deadpool (2016)
'Deadpool' Is The Best Non-Marvel Cinematic Universal Movie In Quite Some Time
Welp, my fellow comic book fans, I think it looks like Ryan Reynolds has finally found a superhero franchise that he can call home.
Deadpool follows the story of a mercenary named Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) who becomes diagnosed with cancer. Once he receives an offer to cure his cancer that results in him receiving superhuman abilities and a physically altered appearance, he decides to go after the man that experimented on him.
I'll start off with Ryan Reynolds. As I mentioned before, Reynolds has finally found the right superhero film after attempting to star in Green Lantern and even as Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. While he was the best thing about Wolverine before they butchered his character in the final climax, at first, it still showed us why he is so perfect for the role of Deadpool. Deadpool is also known as the Merc With A Mouth, constantly making colorful remarks while being a badass aftion hero. So this role allows Reynolds to play to his funny and action-based strengths.
I also liked the cast that surrounds Reynolds. Morena Baccarin has the typical supportive girlfriend role as Wilson's love interest, Vanessa. But she and Reynolds have amazing and enriching chemistry. I also really loved T.J. Miller as Wilson's associate Weasel. Even as the film was on the verge of losing its humorous momentum, Miller just kept filling it when he was on screen.
Another thing that was so awesome was the film is the editing. With how they constantly have Deadpool breaking the fourth wall and incorporate slow motion into the action sequences while going into dramatic pauses, it really felt like a comic book movie come to life.
Deadpool's snappy dialogue is not only thanks to Reynolds' delivery, but also thanks to the writing by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. The writing even creates a self-awareness that is consistent throughout like how in the beginning, Deadpool explains how he was able to get his own movie and blamed Wolverine for the struggle to do so. I thought that was very funny and essentially pointed out how the X-Men universe has become the Wolverine show. But who knows how long after this movie comes out, though.
Overall, Deadpool is like a comic book movie brought to life with amazing, comical effect. By the time I left the theater, I kept singing "Shoop" by Salt-N-Pepa which played at the end credits, because I had an absolute ball watching this. Since they already gave the sequel the greenlit, I can't wait to hear the next things to come out of Deadpool's mouth.