Movie review: Deadpool (2016) directed by Tim Miller

Product info:

Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when he finds out he has a cancer. His only hope is an evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) but that man takes a dislike to Wade. He tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing

powers and a grudge. With help from mutant allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life and kidnapped his fiancee. 

My impressions:

To be honest there’s nothing much to say. The movie is a pastiche of Avengers/Superhero movies and it does it well although sometimes the jokes are flying low, too juvenile to be really funny. Still I enjoyed it, especially those moments when Wilson was laughing off Hollywood’s incessant pursuit of physical perfection and eternal youth. Plus, of course, their fixation on sex. Visual effects were also quite decent but the plot was same old Marvel stuff. If not for constant wisecracking I would get bored after fifteen minutes.

Final verdict:

Fast, funny and a bit profane – if you like X-Men parodies that tend to subvert the whole formula, this one is for you. Still watch it at home and don’t invite younger teens along. Deadpool 2 ? Maybe.

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7 Responses to Movie review: Deadpool (2016) directed by Tim Miller

  1. blodeuedd says:

    You did not hate it 😉

  2. Carole Rae says:

    I still need to watch this. I am so bad with superhero movies. I get scared. LOLLL I loved the superheroes so much as a kid (esp xmen) and my love of the movies was destroyed when they did what they did with the X-Men movies. Movie 2 or 3 (can’t remember) destroyed the series and my love. Sooooo I shall try it, but I will have to make a point to do so. Someday.

  3. heidenkind says:

    If you thought the wisecracks were juvenile in this one, just wait for Deadpool 2! Although I do give DP2’s marketing an A+

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