(This review may contain spoilers).
I was a bit surprised by how enjoyable I found this movie. It was one I particularly wanted to watch… but I wasn’t expecting to be as entertained as I was.
The very first scene did a really good job of setting the tone of the rest of the movie, both in terms of humour and violence.
I liked the opportunity to see glimpses of Wade’s past, although I wasn’t sure if there were meant to be any links with the Wolverine Origins movie… or if that movie just didn’t have any relevance to the Deadpool movie.
I really liked Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool. Even though the film didn’t really stay true to Deadpool’s history from the comics, I thought it was cool to see him break the fourth wall repeatedly… not to mention the kind of banter he exchanged with the others.
It was especially cool to see Deadpool interacting with two of the X-Men, but I kind of felt that both of them could have stood to pay attention to how Deadpool did things. Colossus, for instance, was far too chivalrous… and I spent a lot of the film telling him (in my head, of course) that he had to properly take out the bad guys.
Although there was a lot of violence in this movie, it wasn’t anywhere near as bad I was expecting. There was, however, an awful lot of sexual content and banter. Some of what Deadpool came out with made me cringe.
I did like the fact that there were some serious aspects to Wade’s character and I liked seeing the development of his relationship with Vanessa. I did find myself drawn into the movie and there were a lot of times I was laughing out loud. One of the villains was played by an actress who seems to often be typecast as a villain, but I would have liked to know more about her history.
There was an extra scene right at the end of the credits. Although it didn’t really reveal anything, it was amusing to watch…so definitely worth staying for, in my opinion.
So much fun with this and was happy it existed. Especially given the current terrain of the superhero genre. Nice review.