Movie Review: Deadpool

I ain’t super, and I’m no hero. But when you find out your worst enemy is after your best girl, the time has come to be a f****** superhero

-Deadpool

In a year populated with Superhero / Comic-book movies, Deadpool enters the fray first as this lovable anti-hero delivers a truly one of a kind not so superhero movie.

Wade Wilson is a mercenary for hire who’s unfortunately stricken by cancer. Desperate to find a cure, he enlists on a secret experimental program *cough cough Weapon X cough cough*. However things do not go as planned as the program left him tortured and deformed, though cured of his cancer, Wade Wilson came out a completely changed person. Seeking for retribution, Wade Wilson adapts the codename Deadpool and searches for the people who tortured him and save the love of his life.


The Good

One of the most beloved comic book character finally hits the screen with Deadpool. Now he’s been portrayed before from a different movie, but it’s a movie better off forgotten and buried in a “never to watch again” box. This movie on the other hand, does the character justice. It’s everything a Deadpool fan asks for in a Deadpool movie. It’s crude, violent, extremely funny and all around enjoyable. The movie takes advantage of it’s R Rating and it works incredibly well.

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Ryan Reynolds is perfect as Deadpool, it’s as if he was born to play this character. His jokes are witty and delivers them with perfect timing. From his sarcasm, to his foul language to references to other superhero movies from breaking the fourth wall and talking to the audience. These are lines a fan would thoroughly enjoy. The side characters were done well, the addition of Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (geez that’s a mouthful) compliment’s Deadpool nicely, specially Colossus who’s given a much needed personality. Though Deadpool is still the star of the film, Colossus (voiced by Stefan Kapicic) gave a nice noticeable performance.

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The Bad

Though the movie is incredibly fun and laugh out loud funny. It’s with flaws, the antagonists Ajax (Ed Skrein) and Angel (Gina Carano) were one dimensional and though they play the villains well, there’s not much else to them. Also some of the CG were obvious and one can tell that there this movie was not made with the same budget as other superhero movies. However these are just minor flaws, and it shouldn’t ruin anyone’s viewing experience.

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Rating

Overall Deadpool has definitely raised the bar for the rest of the superhero movies coming out this year. With a perfect on-screen adaptation of a comic-book character, Deadpool delivers a refreshing take on the superhero genre. It’s a satirical movie who’s not afraid to comment on the cliches and flaws of said superhero movies. It’s self referential yet uses this to it’s advantage to deliver a near perfect anti-superhero movie. Highly recommended for people who are familiar with the product, likewise for people just looking for a good laugh.

Good Bad 4.5/5
  • Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool
  • Well executed use of R Rating
  • Witty and clever laugh out loud jokes / one liners
  • One Dimensional Villain
  • Poor CGI on some scenes

Photos courtesy of Foxmovies.com

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