Movie 411: Deadpool

Director: Tim Miller
Screenplay: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick (character by Fabian Nicieza, Rob Liefeld)
Rated: R
Realeased: February 12. 2016
The Hook: Ryan Reynolds! And, of course, the whole Marvel universe.

Oh, yeah. I totally watched this in theaters. And, oh yeah, it rocked.

As mentioned in the hook, Ryan Reynolds! I am a Ryan Reynolds fan. To the core. Ever since Two Guys, A Girl, and A Pizza Place debuted in 1998. I loved that show. I couldn’t always watch it because I had chores and homework and about seven other people I had to share the television with (no such thing as OnDemand in the 90s). I would have watched it just to support Reynolds.

I was skeptical at first. I know the R-rating would be a solid R-rating. It’s Deadpool after all. A wise-cracking assassin. There’s no way around the blood and violence. I mean, seriously, a-s-s-a-s-s-i-n. Yes, I had to spell that out because I heard some people were pushing for a PG-13 rating. As much as I try to avoid R-rated movies, even I couldn’t see it being a good movie and true to Deadpool’s character if it wasn’t an R-rating.

So, Recap!

This follows Deadpool’s origin story. And since there are usually more than one origin story in the world of comics, I know that doesn’t say much. It follows Wade, someone who is a mercenary for hire. He’s not living the life, but he’s not one for complaining either. He meets the love of his life, Vanessa, only to be diagnosed with advance cancer. That royally sucks and determined not to have Vanessa watch him waste away, he tried to find all he can to fix him. He stumbles across a group of people experimenting in genetic mutations and Deadpool is born. That’s not too spoilery because the good parts are after that. It’s a really good story in terms of the whole revenge plot line. Revenge stories are usually cliche, and I’m not saying Deadpool draws a different format, but you can’t help but love Wade/Deadpool’s story. You just can’t.

You can’t beat Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool. I swear. He is Deadpool. I don’t know how many times I tried to picture someone else in this role and I got nothing. The character portrayal is surreal. Needless say, Reynolds did a great job. And so did his love interest, Morena Baccarin. She did such an awesome job. Other character roles were Brianna Hilderbrand as Negasonic, Ed Skrein, and even Gina Carano. There were others of course, but these guys were good. The story really focuses on Deadpol so we don’t get in depth with the others. It’s a good story though and the supporting actors/actresses only add to the story.

I have to say, the winner that takes all for this movie are the writers. The script was amazing and Reynold’s really did lay it all out. The script was witty, fun, and sounded one of the children, I’ll happy? I hope it doesn’t too harsh. (Not sure where I was going with this thought because it’s at this point the Benadryl I took for my hives started to kick in. Ugh!) reminded me a little of the Gilmore Girls where you really have to pay attention to keep up or catch on to the jokes that were zipping around. The writers were so good.

The cinematography in this film rocks! It’s really awesome. The shots and CG parts only enhanced the film and provided for stability and consistency.

This movie is definitely, 100% worthy to add it to your personal library. I could easily watch it again and probably need to because I’m sure I missed a few things. I would shy away from watching if you’re not too keen on swearing or comfortable with sexual innuendos. I’m not saying I am, but I watched knowing what I was getting myself into so my brain knows how to auto-correct. The violence is, well, violent, but really, the Blade series is a tad bit worse so … make of that what you will.

So that’s that. Overall, it was a good experience and the plot was easy to follow yet the journey to that point was worth it. Always exciting.


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