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2016 has the potential to be the best year for superhero films yet. There are so many films coming out this year that comic-book fans had only ever dreamed of seeing on the big screen. The first of these movies is also perhaps the most anticipated of the bunch, Deadpool. We’ve seen Deadpool on screen before in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but that portrayal of the character wasn’t really what fans wanted. In fact, that film almost completely killed the chances of this Deadpool movie happening.
Deadpool is directed by Tim Miller, and it stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, and Ed Skrein. This film is one of the most different superhero films we’ve ever gotten. It’s an R-Rated superhero film, and by R-Rated I mean that this film is a hard R. Deadpool is a character that doesn't care about what people think. He does what he wants to do. As a result of this, Deadpool has some of the most loyal fans out there, so how does the movie deliver?
From the opening credits of Deadpool, you could tell that you were in for something truly special. The first big scene in the movie really captures your attention and gives you an idea of where this film is going. Also, no need to worry about spoilers in that awesome marketing campaign. They did a fantastic job at showing just the right stuff, but not ruining the best jokes.
I think it is safe to say that without Ryan Reynolds, this movie isn’t nearly as enjoyable. Ryan Reynolds was born to play Deadpool. He has such passion for this character and it really shows while watching this film. You can tell that they had so much fun making this film and that in turn makes it incredibly entertaining to watch.
The rest of the cast was perfect for their individual roles. T.J. Miller played his character of Weasel so well. He was hilarious in all of the scenes he was in, but he isn’t in the film too much. They used him and that character fantastically. Ed Skrein was terrifying as the villain. He really makes you hate that character as much as Deadpool does. Plus, who doesn't love a scary British bad guy?
Morena Baccarin played Deadpool’s love-interest Vanessa, and the chemistry between her and Ryan Reynolds was off-the-charts! These two worked so well together, and as a result, you actually believed in this romance. The romantic relationship in this film was almost more believable than those in a lot of “Romantic” films. So yeah, I’d actually have to say that on that level, Deadpool succeeds at being a good date film.
One apprehension I had going into Deadpool was how they were going to connect this film to the bigger X-Men Universe. The major X-Men character Colossus and his trainee Negasonic Teenage Warhead have pretty big roles in the film, and we do see nods to other really big characters. But other than those two, that's really the only connection there is, and they explained it perfectly. They found a way to explain this film being in the X-Men Universe while simultaneously telling you why you’re only seeing two actual X-Men. I won't spoil anything for you, but some of the best jokes of the film came from that explanation.
I also really enjoyed the method they used to tell the story. This film jumps around in time a lot. It goes backward in time, forward in time, and just about any direction you can think of. It may sound confusing, but they pulled it off seamlessly. It really added to the effect of the film as a whole and provided an excellent look at how far this character has come from the chronological beginning of the film.
The only real complaint I have about Deadpool is that there was one character (who will go nameless) that didn’t really need to be there. They show up about half way through the film, and their primary role is simply to add convenience and forward the plot. While this character did give Deadpool the set-up for some absurd humor, I feel as if there was a better way to go about incorporating this character into the plot.
So at the end of the day, I’m ready to say that Deadpool is one of the best Superhero films we’ve ever gotten. It is absolutely hilarious and so completely different from anything else that we’ve gotten, yet it stays incredibly faithful to the source material. If you are a fan of Deadpool at all, you’re going to love this film. I would however like to stress that this film undoubtedly isn’t for everybody. It does feature extreme violence and nudity, so do not take your young children to see it, no matter how much they ask. I want to give this film a 10/10 but there were just a few very minor details that kept it from being perfect. Deadpool has set the bar high for the rest of this year’s comic-book films. This is truly a fantastic film!
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