The Deadpool movie is going to kick you in your soft parts, and you’re going to love it, or at least that’s what this review is saying in a polite and long-winded way.
Ever since I saw that there was going to actually be a Deadpool movie starring Ryan Reynolds, a ray of hope shun on me and I was wonderfully excited. Despite the unlikeable creation that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Reynolds’ Wade Wilson was a highlight for that movie. So, yeah, I was ecstatic that it was happening.
Right from the start, I already knew this was going to be a delight as the 80s song, “Angel of the Morning” by Juice Newton, started up the intro credits. And just the intro credits themselves, along with the images that accompany them – well, let’s just say you have to pay attention, because it’s just funny as… the poop emoji, and I mean that in a good way. You don’t want to be late for this movie.
To say that Ryan Reynolds was perfect for the role of Deadpool is an understatement. I always liked his style of humor ever since I saw him in Blade: Trinity. The movie might not have been all that great, but he was a treat in it. In this movie, he’s just riotous. I don’t know how much of what is says is adlib or actually from the script, but either way, he makes it work for him. Reynolds loves this character and it shows.
Of course, unless you’re Tom Hanks with a volleyball, one man does not make a movie, and the supporting cast lend themselves pretty well to the story, even if it’s at the expense of Deadpool’s jokes. Morena Baccarin is in there for the sexy stuff, of course, and doesn’t really get to play much but the girl Wade Wilson continues to pine for and fight for to get back to, but despite that, having Baccarin in that role makes sense (I still question whether Amy Adams is right as Lois Lane to Henry Cavill’s Supes).
T.J. Miller as Weasel was fine, but I think he was slightly underused. Leslie Uggams as Wade’s roommate Blind Al had some real comic chemistry with Reynolds. Stefan Kapicic and Brianna Hildebrand who play Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead respectively, are interesting additions to Deadpool’s group, which Deadpool so humorously makes note of.
And Ed Skrein and Gina Carano who make up the villains are fine but quite two-dimensional in this film. However, it’s Deadpool, and Reynolds alone makes up for any lack of character development for the bad guys.
There’s no lack of action, and in fact, the action at times seemed even more sped up to create the illusion of hypersensitivity to the scenes, making you feel as if you were right there in the car with them.
And as for the R-rating, well, it wouldn’t be a respectable Deadpool movie without it. Deadpool is not a PG-13 type of character, as he wasn’t in his comics, either. It would be a mistake to think that all Marvel comics are kid friendly. They are not. Art and dialogue in bubbles does not the book family friendly, and this is not exception.
So, if you’re offended by strong language, violence, naked bodies, and inappropriate humor, then by all means, do NOT see this film.
If you don’t mind all that and want to be entertained by a guy in a red spandex suit, then spend your money to see this movie. You won’t regret it. If you do regret it, then so what. Deadpool has no regrets with taking your money.
By the way, regarding the post credits scene(s), you need to catch up on your 80s films if you don’t get the reference, and it seems they already knew they’d be making a sequel before Marvel officially announced it as there’s a slight reference to it here. And when I mean slight, I mean absolutely definite.