Deadpool Review

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Deadpool – Action/Comedy                                                              (9/10)

 

This movie is the best Marvel movie to come out in quite some time, Captain America Civil War included. Despite being in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (albeit in the Sony version without the Avengers and focusing more on the mutants and X-men), this movie is not for children due to over-exaggerated violence and profane language. Any adults that find themselves drawn to Marvel movies should definitely give this a watch. The story line is non-linear most of the movie, flashbacks and background exposition in a quite entertaining way. Unlike Suicide Squad, the exposition is made in a comedic and tasteful way.

The main character, Wade Wilson, known as Deadpool later in the movie, is quite an in-depth and deep character. He still makes poop jokes and is childish, but in a very adult and mature way. His depth isn’t cheapened by his quips and in some ways his jokes are what makes his character so unique.

The other characters are portrayed in relation to Deadpool, but not in a way that makes them 2 dimensional flat characters. Each character has a different and distinct personality that gives them, while not each having their own story arch, their own character development. The characters interact with Deadpool and each other in a very authentic way that has a fair bit of realism that draws you into the story naturally.

With a wink to the audience, the dialogue and humor makes this movie quite a unique and a must watch. The violent scenes are completely over the top with their brutality and gore, similar to Quentin Tarantino’s films, but in a way that is comedic and not as harsh and serious as you might expect. With every shot of a gun, Deadpool manages to portray the violence as an extension of both his proficiency with weapons and the comedic nature of his character making it quite spectacular, if you can handle a fair amount of gore.

I would say this movie is a must see for anyone that wants a refreshing new look on action movies with a heavy emphasis on comedy (unlike the other X-men movies from this cannon). For those who have read any Deadpool comics (such as myself) this movie is an absolute dream. Deadpool with all his quirks, forth wall breaking, bad to the bone, anti hero has come alive from the comic books in full cinematic glory.

All and all I give Deadpool a nine out of ten, a must see masterpiece (at least by now-a-day standards). Definitely worth your time if you are an action or Marvel fan and I would say still worth your time if you are not one. I highly recommend renting and seeing the movie yourself.

 

-Nigel Smikle

 

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