Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Deadpool 2016

Deadpool 2016

Ryan Reynolds is Marvel's "merc with a mouth", Deadpool, in this origin story following the former Special Forces operative turned mercenary. Subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, he adopts an alter ego and hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein, Rachel Sheen
Directed by Tim Miller (feature debut)
Written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick (based on characters created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld)
Action, Comedy, Science Fiction, Thriller | 1hr 48mins | R16 | Graphic violence, sex scenes and offensive language | Country of Origin: USA | 

Story line:

The story is basic comic book fare - guy gets physically messed up, receives ultimate powers, and seeks to destroy the baddie that screwed him up in the first place. But what makes Deadpool stand out among the jostling throng of comic book movies is the potty mouthed, utterly hilarious, and not quite hero not quite villain Deadpool. Reynolds gives his most memorable performance yet both outside and beneath the red lycra, capturing the brokenness but never overplaying the madness of Deadpool. This film also doesn't take itself or its star of anyone or anything seriously, which is where the largest laughs lie. This approach enhances the story and the characters instead of distracting from them.
Last year the great Steven Spielberg questioned how long comic book films will be around for, but with original comic book characters like Deadpool they should be around for a long while yet.

Movie Reviews:

Deadpool (the character, and the movie), is obsessed with equating sex and violence. When he says “I’m touching myself tonight” after murdering a bunch of dudes, it isn’t just a wisecrack. He really means it. It’s a kind of miracle that the ensuing scene doesn’t play out as repulsive, rather it’s genuinely funny, as is most of the film, thanks to Ryan Reynolds dialling up his charm as well as his smirk, and a tonal tightrope of a script from Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
The marketing surrounding Deadpool has loudly proclaimed it a superhero movie for adults, or at least adults who want to indulge their inner teenagers’ desire for dick jokes and ultra violence. The closest comparison in terms of R-rated, self-aware super heroics are the Kick-Ass films, but this is even less subtle, obliterating the fourth wall early on. I worried this meta schtick might wear thin, but the constant ‘this is all a movie’ jokes end up being some of the best gags.
Going all-in on its outrageous content means Deadpool does stand out from the horde of superhero movies, mostly for its potty mouth but also for a pretty grim torture sequence and some nudey sex scenes (and a completely arbitrary few minutes in a strip club). But it’s also pleasingly small-scale. The world isn’t in peril, Deadpool just wants his girl back. It’s a scrappy, lowbrow little movie that really wants to offend as well as amuse, and succeeds on both counts...