Deadpool (2016)

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deadpoolOnly Deadpool could break a fourth wall inside of a fourth wall to achieve the ultimate level of awesomeness by breaking sixteen walls. And though it makes no sense, it doesn’t really matter, because I’m still sixteen levels of thrilled about Deadpool and the fact that its first installment won’t be the last.

For those who might not know, I was very excited about Deadpool for months. But I was definitely not as excited as Ryan Reynolds because that man was beyond thrilled to finally bring his own little project to the big screens. And to see that kind of excitement, and commitment, it made Deadpool a little bit better. Though I enjoyed myself, and I really liked Deadpool, at the end of the day, the movie does have its flaws that scratch underneath the surface.

To put it simply, the humor was definitely the main focus of Deadpool, putting aside the actual plot and the story. The focus was solely on Deadpool and everything was about his character, which ultimately made almost every other character a little less special, and a little more boring. And by this, I mean especially the so-called villain of the movie, Ajax (Ed Skrein), who was underwhelming to say at least. His character was boring, he was so so boring! It was like watching grandma knit type boring. And to be completely honest, I wasn’t very keen about the sidekick characters either.

Though the main plot of the movie was a little shaky, and definitely typical, I liked that this origin story was told as a flashback. This added the movie a little more dimension by not following the stereotypical superhero movie timeline. And as far as character introductions go, Deadpool definitely has the most appeal by being obnoxious, annoying, rude and completely aware of Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds in all those other movies, including the awful Green Lantern. The jokes were funny, clever and sometimes brutally honest, which is a big plus!

But as a whole, like said, the movie was not perfect and with the plot put aside as something to support Deadpool’s character, rather than be the focus itself, the overall effect was a little disappointing. No, I didn’t hate the movie, nor did I dislike it, but I feel like so many elements could have used a little more attention. So for me, visually and verbally Deadpool definitely redeemed himself by having a lukewarm villain, a so-so plot and a little weird final battle. Though, I would have wanted no redemption, and all out action with humor running out of all my pores by the end of the movie.

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    Dan O.
    February 23, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    Good review Ray. It’s the swift kick in the rear-end that the superhero genre so desperately needed.

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      mettelray
      February 24, 2016 at 1:27 PM

      It was a kick for the superhero franchise but only in terms of the fun-fun-fun stuff, I think.

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    The Vern
    February 23, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    I agree the side character and villains are not that interesting. I do like the love interest sub plot more in this movie then other superhero flicks. I do think the cab driver was a lot of fun

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      mettelray
      February 24, 2016 at 1:28 PM

      Oh yeah, the cabby was fun. I liked that he received payments in high fives, I wish that was the standard payment method for cab rides.

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    Brittani
    February 23, 2016 at 8:57 PM

    Great review! Deadpool was a lot of fun, and I’m glad it to be made this way. I think the breaking of the 4th wall get a little too excessive as we went on, but it works as a whole.

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      mettelray
      February 24, 2016 at 1:29 PM

      I wished that under the surface there would have been a little more context but I guess this was the best way to introduce Deadpool.

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    Katy
    February 23, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    Nice review! My sister saw Deadpool and she felt the same way. It was a good movie and she loved Ryan/Deadpool, but it could’ve been a tad better. πŸ™‚

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      mettelray
      February 24, 2016 at 1:30 PM

      It does seem to be an opinion that is going round lately, that it needed a tad bit more.

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    abbiosbiston
    February 26, 2016 at 12:49 PM

    This is definitely the role Ryan Reynolds was born to play.

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    Laura Hartley (@WhatsHotBlog)
    February 26, 2016 at 4:13 PM

    So glad to have found another movie, book and TV blogger πŸ™‚ I’ve been looking forward to Deadpool for a while now too so I’m glad to see a really positive review of it! Got to see it soon!

    Laura @ What’s Hot?

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      mettelray
      February 26, 2016 at 5:13 PM

      Well, welcome! We are a rare breed I think.. so many are either this or that, but I like to be everything. πŸ˜€

      Hopefully you’ll enjoy Deadpool! πŸ˜‰

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