Deadpool | Movie Review

Deadpool

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So I finally went to see Deadpool a couple of days ago. It’s long overdue since it came out more than a month ago. Even the cashier at the movie theater didn’t believe we were this late to watch the movie. My sister knows her, so she wasn’t being rude or something and she had a point. For being a big fan of superhero movies and Marvel in general, it did take me a while to go watch this. Now that I’ve finally seen Deadpool I have to admit, I don’t really know how I feel about it. It was exactly what I expected it was going to be, but it also wasn’t entirely that. I’m making no sense at all, am I? Let me explain.

First of all, let me just say that I did really enjoy this movie. I laughed out loud quite a lot and I liked this version of Deadpool way better than in the Wolverine movie.
When they announced it was going to be an R-rated movie, I thought they were going to go too far. That they were just going to put R-rated stuff in there just for the sake of having it. Though I was mistaken. I thought the movie had just the right amount of jokes and funny bits. Ryan Reynolds did a good job at delivering those jokes at the right moment. Even the breaking of the 4th wall didn’t seem out of place. I didn’t have the feeling that they went too far as to what they said and showed (though the kid who sat in front of me was still way too young). I do hope they are going to use Morena Baccarin more in the sequel, as I thought she didn’t fully got to show what she can do as an actress.
I did also really like his sidekicks, Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead, especially the latter. I didn’t know a lot about the character, but now that I’ve seen the movie, I would really like to see her in action even more.

DEADPOOL

Now aside from all that, I do have some problems with this movie. The villains kind of bothered me. While they did come across as some menacing people who can really kick some ass, we didn’t get any background information nor character depth. There’s no reasoning given behind their doings. Ajax, the actual main villain, was portrayed well by Ed Skrein, but he could have used some more time on-screen to show actual character development instead of just being grumpy and fighting Deadpool. His sidekick, who apparently is called Angel Dust, had nothing more to do than being brutal and aggressive. She doesn’t speak that often and is only their to fight.

The second thing that annoyed me for a little bit was the story. Don’t get me wrong, it was a good story and it consisted of a few strong points, like dealing with cancer and being a superhero. Though it was just a bit too simple for me. There wasn’t much to it. The first half of the story was all about how the relationship of Wade and Vanessa evolved and how they react to him having cancer. I thought this was a good start for the movie. A proper origin story to fully get to know the character. Now the second part of the movie was less good, to my opinion. When it fully turned into the superhero genre, as in the first part we also got a bit of drama. We were treated with the same-old story of a loved one getting kidnapped and our hero, or in this case anti-hero, doing everything he can to go and save him or her. It turned out okay, but it’s not the most original story they could have told.
What also bothered me for a bit was the final battle. I thought it was a bit lacklustre when comparing it to the first fight scene on the highway. That scene was so great that it kind of set a standard for the entire movie and I feel like the rest didn’t exactly live up to that standard.

Don’t get fooled by the length of the negative paragraphs considering I only have one positive paragraph, because I did really enjoy this movie and I’m glad we finally got a decent portrayal of Deadpool. I’m looking forward to the already announced sequel to see how this will progress. What are your thoughts on Deadpool and are you excited for the sequel?
I’ll see you later!

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An awkward 20 year old who is obsessed with watching movies, reading books and writing about them on a blog.

11 thoughts on “Deadpool | Movie Review”

  1. Coming from someone who isn’t that big into superheroes (half the time I can’t tell the difference between DC and Marvel) I thought this movie was pretty great. I mean, I agree on the fact that it had its faults, but it was great to see a superhero (sort of) movie where the characters weren’t overly serious about themselves and there wasn’t some “destiny” crap as the backstory…Not to bash on other ones.

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    1. Yes you are right, this movie is something else and I quite liked it. I’m really interested into where they’ll take this next. I really enjoyed the humour in this movie 😁
      (As a Marvel fanboy I also want to say that I think they are doing a good job as well when it comes to trying to use different genres)

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  2. Jonas, you hit the nail on the head with this one. I saw it the weekend it was released and thought the jokes were funny, the opening fight sequence was awesome, but mid-way through I actually fell asleep, and then woke up for the lamest ending ever. Usually I’m on the edge of my seat for Marvel movies. Not this one though. I wasn’t thrilled about the X-Men he had to work with either. I liked that they mentioned Wolverine and I think they also mentioned Prof X, but I was wishing at least one of the newer or older X-Men would be in the movie. The girl who plays Angel Dust is a former MMA champ here in the US. Good fighter but not a good actor, which I assume may be part of the reason for the lack of dialogue. As always, great post!

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  3. The first thing I said to my brother when the movie was finished was: “Well it wasn’t Iron Man…” Because even though Deadpool’s from Marvel, didn’t it feel like Marvel, which is a little sad because Marvel is written all over my heart. Although, Deadpool is suppose to be different considering he’s aware that he is in a movie. It is however a funny and lovely movie!

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    1. Well, we have to remember that this actually wasn’t a Marvel movie. It’s based on the Marvel comics, but the movie itself is made by 20th Century Fox, so Marvel didn’t have that much to do with it. Though it was indeed a good and funny movie 😁

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    1. Normally I’m rather early (I was at the avant-première of Guardians of the Galaxy and I saw Iron Man 3 the day it was released), though it’s been getting harder recently. I’m hoping I’ll see Civil War as soon as possible 😁

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  4. Excellent Review! I agree that it was “exactly what I expected it was going to be”
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