Friday Night Movie Review
It’s that time of the week again folks! It’s time for another movie review. I was off campus with my parents this past weekend (they were here visiting me), and me and my Dad decided to see Deadpool together. Let’s just say we didn’t regret our decision at all. Deadpool was directed by Tim Miller (a newcomer who did a great job) and stars Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool.
Deadpool is a comic book movie based off the Marvel character of Deadpool. He’s not a recognizable character like Spider-Man or the Hulk, so I’ll go ahead and explain what he’s all about. Deadpool’s power is that he heals at a rapid rate, exactly like Wolverine if you know who that is, making him practically indestructible. Unlike Wolverine, Deadpool wasn’t born with the ability to heal and wasn’t able to keep his appearance when he got it.
The plot of this movie uncoincidentally ties in with Deadpool’s origin story, allowing me to kill two birds with one stone here. Deadpool’s real name is Wade Wilson and before he got his healing abilities he was a mercenary, a mercenary who eventually got diagnosed with terminal cancer. Wade took the only opportunity he had for a cure from a shady organization, in order to stay alive for his significant other. The procedure, which was a crude process designed for turning non-mutants into mutants (if you don’t know what I mean by mutants think X-Men), cured his cancer, but also nearly killed him initially by causing tumors to spread over every inch skin on his body. Deadpool wears the full body red suit because he feels he’s to ugly to be seen by anybody. He also has a tendency to break the fourth wall quite frequently, so be ready for that. I won’t tell you anything else because I don’t want to spoil any aspect of this awesome movie for you, so let’s move onto what I liked about it.
The direction and cinematography during the action scenes was top notch, with steady long shots of Deadpool kicking butt but in his own crazy Deadpool way. The editing was done in an awesome stylistic manner that really matched Deadpool’s hyperactive mind. The performances from everyone involved were superb but even among all this great acting Ryan Reynolds stood out. Ryan knocked it out of the park as Deadpool, his voice, his body language all of it captured the Merc with a Mouth perfectly. The screenwriting was brilliant with some of the funniest dialogue I’ve heard in a very long time, and just did a superb job in describing the off the wall crazy fun that is Deadpool. The writing also handled the fourth wall breaking that Deadpool is known for in a perfect fashion, where it didn’t feel forced and excessive but instead natural and funny.
Now for what I didn’t like about the movie. The only thing that comes to mind really isn’t a negative. Now this pseudo-complaint of mine is I wanted more. When the credits started rolling on screen I felt disappointed not because of the quality of the movie, but because I wanted it to last forever. I didn’t want my time with Deadpool to ever end because it was so enjoyable, and that’s all I can think of for cons regarding the movie personally (even though that really isn’t a con).
In conclusion, Deadpool is great and is easily worth the price of admission. It’s leagues better than that thing that Brett Ratner had the audacity to call “Deadpool” in X-Men Origins Wolverine, and if you don’t understand what I just said there than good. Trust me you DO NOT want to watch X-Men Origins Wolverine, it’s horrendous. Go watch Deadpool, but NOT with kids because it as an adult movie through and through. I give Deadpool an A. Hope you enjoyed this post, they’ll be another one coming later this week.