Movie Review: Deadpool (8.7/10)

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Uncompromisingly violent and vulgar, “Deadpool” is unlike any comic movie you have ever seen, and it’s a damn good time.

It’s hard to under-emphasize the explicit nature of the film; no other major comic book movie has been tagged with an R-rating (or whatever mature audience rating is in your country) as they usually want to appeal to the mass audience.  This film, however, is definitely not for kids.

The cast, headed by Ryan Reynolds, who seemed born to play the titular character, is a joy to watch, with witty dialogue and spot on comedic timings.

The film is bolstered by one of the most catchy and innovative viral ad campaign of all time.  Shown above and below are some of the posters used.  If you haven’t seen their trailers and TV spots, check them out as well.

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The film was shot well; the action was well choreographed and edited.  And it doesn’t feel over-scaled; often times comic book movies lose sight of its scale, and its audience along the way.  The stakes are muddled and we stop caring about the characters (Spider Man 3, Avengers Age of Ultron to some extent).  With “Deadpool”, we knew what we were going to get with this anti-‘hero’ (those who have seen the film will know why the quotation marks are still necessary) and we were behind him all the way.

Though immensely entertaining, the the third act of the film was a little bit cliched and predictable.  But aside from that, this Deadpool film definitely redeems the character from the hands of the writers of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” and I look forward to seeing more films like this! A definite recommendation!

Author: dky1

A graduated (but still caffeinated) student. I write mostly politics and movie reviews in the Third Cup blog, and some fiction, short stories, and gaming journal on the Loner's Diaries blog.

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