Deadpool is the comic book film I would imagine that Ryan Reynolds has been waiting for, it fits him perfectly, unlike Green Lantern in which he was quite awkward in the role by comparison. Green Lantern is among the many things the film pokes fun at, along with jokes about the X-Men, Wolverine, and more. I have to say I’m geeking out about this one as the movie has emerged as one of my favorite comic book films of all time…
Comic book joke references aside, the film has an overall tone of Deadpool’s wicked sense of humor, even the opening credits have his attitude (be sure to read the actual titles and you’ll see what I mean). The script, the action, the production, all of it is wildly entertaining and well executed. The timeline of the film starts in an action scene and from there bounces around in different sections of the story until it brings us back to where we started. So, even the storytelling approach the film takes is fun and challenging while filing in all the blanks.
I don’t want to give anything away so I’m going to stay away from the details on this one. Suffice it to say, you should see this film, in the theater preferably. The thing is, you don’t even have to be into comic books here as it’s a great action flick, it’s funny, and there’s some sexy-sexy, eye candy moments for everyone (yes, the ladies too). Not for kids though! Don’t be one of these dumb-ass parents that doesn’t do their homework on what the contents of a movie are really like. I’ll do your homework for you on this one – DON’T TAKE YOUR KIDS, THIS FILM IS NOT FOR THEM.
That being said, it’s a helluva lot of fun if you’re an adult. And given the success the film has already generated, I would guess we’re into the dawn of more R-rated superhero films! There’s already sequel talks in the works too, so we’re going to see our favorite mutant mercenary back on the big screen again soon! The cast from the film includes Moreno Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein, Brianna Hildebrand, and Stefan Kapicic as the voice of Colossus. Reynolds is the standout here but all the actors put in strong performances, T.J. Miller is especially funny.
One last note – it’s a Marvel film, don’t forget to stay past the credits.
reviewed by Sean McKnight