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Plot- 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.
Review– Deadpool is full of sex, graphic violence, and so much profanity that China has banned it, under the reasoning that the cuts needed to make “Deadpool” into a general audience picture would make it incomprehensible, and thus decided not to have the film in Chinese cinemas at all.
I loved it.
Its not perfect, I would have trimmed about ten minutes from the running time- probably from the slightly too long flashbacks that set up Deadpools Origin. Not every ‘pun’ is the comedy gold that the actors clearly think they are. And Marvel still cant make a decent villain.
A bigger budget would have been nice as well.
But for what this film was I adored it.
From the opening slo-mo shots, to a soundtrack that mixed rap, Ray Charles and Wham!, to the sheer number of lines that made me laugh (again, not a perfect hit rate) to the constant fourth wall breaks and to the fact that a lot of the actors were actually trying! (except for Ed Skrein who plays the villain, he simply tried my patience.) Ryan Reynolds can actually be a pretty solid actor when he tries (see Buried if you don’t believe me.) and here he’s trying his all. And its always lovely to see Morena Baccarin as a feisty character in her own right. (But no Firefly references? Really?)
At the end of the day, I really, really loved this film and can’t wait for the sequel.
My Score- See It