Action | Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi
USA | Canada
Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić, Leslie Uggams, Jed Rees, Karan Soni, Stan Lee
Subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) adopts the alter ego Deadpool and hunts down the man (Ed Skrein) who nearly destroyed his life.
Remember that "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" version Ryan Reynolds played in 2009? Bloody awful, wasn't it? We can finally forget about that pathetic attempt now, thank you Marvel!
Dirty, hilarious, romantic, very rude and violent, "Deadpool" is an excellent piece of entertainment as well as a total game changer for superhero movies.
First things first, thank god Fox has the rights. Just imagine how normal and probably boring this film would have been if Disney made it? Before this, I didn't see the need for an R rated Marvel film, but I was proved wrong. Sure, there's profanity everywhere, gratuitous nudity - I gotta admit it was kinda awkward when my mother asked me about the Stan Lee's cameo -, sex, a masturbation scene and Deadpool giving a handjob to a unicorn in the credits, but it wouldn't have worked the same without all of this.
The plot is simple: revenge. But the minimalist plot works perfectly here, because Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick - the great minds behind "Zombieland" - created a wonderful screenplay, full of humour, humorous moments and acrobatic, slapstick, and violent action scenes.
The humour. To be honest I wasn't expecting the kind of juvenile humour this film has to offer for 108 minutes, but it works surprisingly well. Not every line or joke is great, but they don't really need to when you have a character like Deadpool. What else can I say about a film that had me laughing in the opening credits? And teases (not only) the audience in the post-credits scene? Just brilliant.
The action is just beautiful. Every sequence is creative and infused with Deadpool's humour, the rallenty also works well, the fights choreography is great, and even though some CGI has been used, I'm sure lot of the credits goes to the impressive stunt work.
There's also a super '80s soundtrack. I haven't loved a soundtrack so much since "Guardians of the Galaxy".
Ryan Reynold plays Deadpool again after 7 years, but this guy is completely different from the other one. He fits the role of Deadpool wonderfully; he is hilarious and charismatic, and nails the role. He also has a great chemistry with Morena Baccarin who plays Vanessa, Deadpool love interest. Gotta give him the credits for the making of this film as well, because he started fighting for this film back in 2004 when "Blade: Trinity" was released. Ed Skrein gives quite a fantastic comedic performance as that British villain aka Francis aka Ajax. The supporting cast also does a good job.
In summary, don't bring your kids to see this. And I'd like to apologize for saying this is a superhero film, because it's not.