There are some movies that you enter with a sense of trepidation. Let me explain. I am not a huge fan of the character of Deadpool. At least the comics. Perhaps it is only this iteration but over the last few years his wise ass attitude became a bit too over the top. Deadpool and Spider man both are snarky to a fault but with Spidey it’s never really perceived as mean spirited.
Cut to the review. The writers of the script did a lot of things I really liked in the movie. One of my favorite things is the dialogue in the movie reminded viewers many times that Deadpool is NOT a hero. I’m not saying it justifies all the violence and the gore and graphic sex and profanity but it very blatantly reminds the viewer that this is what they signed up for. And to the Director’s credit, a lot of the really mean spirited humor got left on the cutting room floor.
There is not a lot of plot to the story. Wade Wilson is turned into Deadpool through some truly unpleasant moments in the film and he wants revenge for it.
The violence in the movie is pretty intense, with at least one torture scene that goes on for entirely too long, but many of the more graphic acts are sprinkled with humor that is designed to distract us from the nature of the scenes. For the most part: it works with one very funny moment between Collosus and Deadpool. There are occasions where it may have gone too far but what can you expect when a villain who literally can’t feel anything fights a guy who can’t die.
The humor is plentiful and Deadpool spends a lot of time addressing the film goers. Not all the jokes hit and some are cringe worthy. But again: most of it works.
Ryan Reynolds was definitely born to play this role. He’s perfect for it. But, and this was my biggest gripe with Ultron, like Ultron you are always fully aware of who is playing the character. There is never a second in the movie that you’re not aware that Ryan is Deadpool. It’s not a huge problem but it nagged me a bit as I was watching it.
All in all, this was a fun movie to watch. The last 15 minutes are great.
Some of the conflicts were too easily resolved but it wasn’t too distracting.
As it is with every Marvel movie there are post credit scenes that are very funny