Quick Review: Deadpool

I can’t believe it took me over a month to do this. I’ve been really busy – apologies!

The only expectation I really had for Deadpool was the humor. I was pleasantly surprised that their was still plenty left the trailers hadn’t spoiled yet! If there was something to nitpick, it was the structure of the film. My head felt like it was almost spinning with the amount of times the story would switch from past to current time. There could have been a bit less, and I think it’d help the story flow better, but that’s really my only con with the film. (Other than this couple who decided to take their 3 kids, who had to be 6 and younger, to this film. WTF!) There were so many memorable lines and moments, although I didn’t quite get Francis’ obsession with “What’s my name?” Spoiler if you somehow haven’t seen the film yet, but oddly my two favorite scenes of the film was the baby hand part (I don’t know why I found this so funny) and when Colossus and Negasonic first visit Deadpool in the film (breaking all his bones, cutting his hand off…yeah that part). It was a hilarious interaction and I’m kind of hoping for more of it in the future, but we’ll see…I just remembered one other thing that was a con – the CG for Colossus. I understand the film didn’t have the biggest budget ever, but the CG wasn’t great for him. But the design, size, voice of the character was much better than what the X-Men films had brought! Speaking of design, Negasonic’s X-Men costume! We better be seeing those yellow costumes in the X-Men franchise! She showed it can work!

While this film was absolutely ridiculous and bat-shit insane, it was hilarious and is a great action/romance/comedy film – exactly what Deadpool should be. Here’s to hoping for Cable and Domino in the next film!

Current Ratings:

Mine: 7.5/10

IMDb: 8.4/10 (users)

Rotten Tomatoes: 84% (critics) 93% (users)

Critics Consensus: Fast, funny, and gleefully profane, the fourth-wall-busting Deadpool subverts superhero film formula with wildly entertaining — and decidedly non-family-friendly — results.

Metacritic: 65% (critics) 8.4/10 (users)

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