Monday, September 12, 2016

Movie review: Deadpool

Ward is an ex-Special Forces operative turned mercenary when he is diagnosed with advanced cancer. Volunteering for a research project that could cure him, it instead leaves Ward disfigured with superhuman healing powers launching him on a path to revenge.

Ryan Reynolds (Wade/Deadpool), Karan Soni (Dopinder), Ed Skrein (Ajax), Michael Benyaer (Warlord), Stefan Kapicic (Colossus voice), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), Style Dayne (Jeremy).

Deadpool is quite simply an unusual approach for a film, particularly for a Marvel production. The story begins with some background on Wade before slipping into the storyline. The storyline however is somewhat out of order, showing some action scenes before they are explained. Along the way there are plenty of laughs from simple humor as well as profanity and crude actions. The film wraps up with a bit of a corny ending, and hopes for a sequel!

Acting was quite enjoyable with this one. Reynolds with his sarcastic humor was a perfect fit in his role and delivered very well. Skrein made a wonderful villain with nice energy and a good fit playing against Reynolds and Baccarin. Baccarin was a nice choice and showed a more racy side of herself with class and style that fit the film well. The remainder of the cast was solid throughout.

Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were nicely done and blended expertly with CGI. Action scenes were intense and also supported well with CGI and effects. Dialogue was good with nice depth, plot movement, and audience engagement with the characters. Sound and soundtrack were enjoyable.

If you are looking for something original and unusual that retains mainstream appeal without unrealistic focus on being artistic, check out Deadpool. Fans of action adventure, late night comedy, or comic book superhero's should enjoy this one quite a bit. Those easily offended by profanity or crude humor may want to take a pass.

With plenty of graphic and hysterical foul language, graphic violence and gore, sexuality, and nudity this should be fine for older teens and above who will try and see it regardless.

Released: 2016
Reviewed: 9.2.16
Star rating: 5 out of 5
Genre: Action Comedy, Action Adventure, Late Night Comedy, Comic Book Superheroes, Fantasy action

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