Deadpool movie review: Peppy music, hearty quips with audacious abandon of everything sane
Being a fan of comic books, I have always enjoyed reading about this uniquely rambling character, the anti-hero-HERO, the ‘fourth wall’ quality which Deadpool has brought forth.
I was curious to see how MARVEL and FOX could transcend such a loud-mouth, witty, vivacious, peppy and at the same time dark character from the comic books on to the screen.
The answer was simply Ryan Reynolds.
This movie audaciously abandons everything that movie goers have known to be true all these years.
The boldest decision Deadpool movie made was giving it an “R” Rating since essentially, Superhero movies biggest fans are usually kids. So when you leave out the massive target audience, who would you expect to watch this movie?
Well, Deadpool has grossed over $300 Million across it’s worldwide weekend debut.
About the Character:
Deadpool a.k.a Wade Wilson is a popular fictional antihero created by artist/writer Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in The New Mutants Issue No. 98 on Feb’ 1991
Deadpool is popularly known in the comic book world as a “Merc with a Mouth” mainly because of his tendency to break the fourth wall and literally say anything and everything that pops into his head (in comic books to the readers and in this movie, well to its audiences).
My favorite scene was the first scene of the movie.
It starts of with an old hindi song “Mera juta hai japani…” in a yellow cab as Deadpool (fully in costume) sits in the back seat and starts chatting up with Dopinder (the cab driver).
This is followed by an amazingly super awesome slow-motion car crash action scene with “Angel in the Morning” soundtrack playing in the background. The scene is filled with superb comic timing and an excitingly new style of action sequence.
Do not miss this scene!
Wade Wilson who works as a mercenary taking down the real bad guys for a hefty price falls in love with Vanessa Carlysle played by Morena Baccarin and in this beautiful love life, there comes a dark twist. He discovers that he has a late-stage cancer that has spread across his body.
In an effort to ensure Vanessa does not see him in pain, he knowingly acts and distances himself from her.
In this twisted fateful night, he agrees to undergo an experimental procedure which promises him to cure his cancer and give him superhero abilities. But as fate would have it, this procedure is actually an experiment to create superhuman slaves under the leadership of Ajax played by Ed Skrein and Angel Dust played by Gina Carano who themselves are former patients turned mutants.
Through the flow of the story that has some unbelievably amazing action sequences, hilarious movie quotes, a fantastic quick paced story-line that keeps the audiences at the edge of their seats, the movie delivers an impeccable action packed comedy.
This scene below was an intense scene with lot of emotions, especially for a superhero movie with wonderful performance from the actors.
Some refreshingly memorable movie quotes, scenes and characters:
- No, finish your Tweet. ~ Just give us a second here. ~ Go get ‘im, Tiger!
- Cue the music! (During the final fight sequence)
- Wow, this is such a big house, but it’s only the two of you here. It’s like the studio didn’t have enough money for another X-Men movie.
- Did you ever see 127 Hours? Spoiler alert. (this scene was grossly violent but Deadpool could carry it off well.)
- Just promise me you’ll do right by me, so I can do right by someone else. And don’t make the suit green. Or animated! (I literally laughed out aloud here as Reynolds mocked his Green Lantern movie role)
Some Awesome Characters:
The X-Men characters, Colossus voiced by Stefan Kapičić and his young trainee Negasonic Teenage Warhead played by Brianna Hildebrand were an amazingly refreshing addition to the entire Deadpool movie.
What stands out:
Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) embraces the flaws of his own character boldly coupled with quips about the X-Men franchise and possibly about every other superhero movie and characters on this planet, including his own dark past (Green Lantern played by Ryan Reynolds).
Some audiences might be taken aback by the loud and rude use of words that are offensive at many levels and it’s self-deprecating humor especially taking into consideration this is a Marvel Franchise, but keep in mind, the final movie is exactly what every poster, trailer and tweet from Deadpool has been promising its fans right from day one.
All in all, it is without a doubt a riotous twist with a character that has an impeccable timing to deliver the ‘fourth wall’ conversation on-screen and a real Merc with a mouth who astounds the audiences with his silver tongue and with every other superhero movie references we could think of.
The funniest scenes in the movie:
Ryan Reynolds has been at the heart of this entire concept for a very long time and he has delivered what he promised!
It’s a cheeky movie that is wildly entertaining, arguably violent for a Marvel superhero movie but a movie one needs to watch, simply to see and believe that something like this, that has clearly broken the rule of every cinematic liberty on this planet, could actually work so well in today’s world with audiences across the globe.
My favourite lines from the movie:
- No, finish your Tweet
- A Happy ending!
- See, it does not necessarily take a superhero to get the girl every time. Sometimes all it takes is the right girl to make the hero!
- Cue, the music.
- Deadpool: 108 minutes
- Rated R
- DIRECTOR: Tim Miller
- SCREENPLAY: Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese
- PRODUCERS: Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner, Ryan Reynolds
- ACTORS: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand
Are you planning to watch Deadpool? Have you already seen it? Do let me know. Would love to hear from you.
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