A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool.
Firstly, congratulations to 20th Century Fox for finally making a decent Marvel movie!
I know next to nothing about Deadpool, just the basics, but that didn’t stop me from being very interested in seeing this. Major, major kudos to the advertising department for the amazing ad work leading up to the movie!
This is the role Ryan Reynolds was supposed to play instead of that horrendous disaster that was Green Lantern.
It’s funny, it’s crude, it’s VERY bloody and very violent and I loved it! It also has an amazing soundtrack featuring Salt-N-Pepa.
There were some CGI scenes that looked very rubbery, quality you’d expect out of something like Sharknado.
The cast and characters were very so/so. Reynolds and Karan Soni (Dopinder) were the best with Leslie Uggams (Blind Al), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead) and Stefan Kapicic (Colossus) rounding out the better cast and characters. The villians (Ed Skrein as Ajax and Gina Carano as Angel Dust) were very mediocre, bordering on boring, and you have to wonder if it’s due to the small roster of villains Fox have or they just wanted dull villains so the major focus goes to Deadpool.
If I remember correctly, Daniel Cudmore, who played Colossus in the X-Men films was asked to play the character again in the film but he turned it down… Why the hell would you do that? Colossus spoke and was in more of this movie than he was in all three X-Men films!!
Another thing I LOVED about this film was the constant jabs at Fox, Marvel, Green Lantern, Reynolds himself, the skewed timeline and many, many more.
An entertaining film that I will most definitely be seeing again, buying when it’s released and eagerly awaiting the just announced sequel!