REVIEW: “DEADPOOL” (2016) 20th Century Fox

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For those of you who, like me, who might not be so familiar with the “DEADPOOL” series of Marvel, just going to give you a heads up ~ this movie is extremely over the top graphic in terms of sex, violence and humor, and that’s exactly what I loved about it! What a breath of fresh Marvel air this movie is. By far the one of the funniest ones from the Marvel Universe I’ve seen since…well Guardians of the Galaxy, and I simply loved that one. But it is also the bloodiest, and well deserving of it’s R rating – take note – this one is not for the kids.

But alas, there are many things I’m not going to tell you in this review because as any true Marvel fan should know.. spoilers are not cool. I will however tell you from moment one of the opening ‘introductions’ of the cast (which you MUST take note of) you will be rolling with laughter in your seats.
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Speaking of that cast of characters, Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a skilled special forces operative turned mercenary. And he talks a lot, a whole lot, doesn’t really ever stop! To some this be annoying, while to the rest, myself included, it’s like music to our ears, mainly because of the hilarity of everything he says. But you have to really pay attention to keep up with every innuendo that’s flying at you. And trust me, he breaks all the boundries – meaning he’ll talk to you the audience as if you’re there. But what’s even more epic than that is the fact that he is AWARE of the universe that he’s in and the universe that you’re in, and those two collide in the most epic way possible. And while Reynolds body really is sheer perfection, the fact that yes Ryan Reynolds’ character, Wade Wilson, makes fun of Ryan Reynolds the actor and also mocks Ryan Reynolds’ previous poor decisions like Green Lantern and People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive cover, is just sheer amusement.
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Morena Baccarin is Vanessa, a prostitute who shares his fondness for dark humor steps up to the plate well here as the girl Wade/Deadpool falls in love with. T.J. Miller as Wade’s sometimes side-kick appropriately named Weasel, adds in some good back and forth banter. But once Colossus (v/o Stefan Kapicic) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) show up and the battle between them and Angel Dust (Gina Carano) and Ajax aka Francis (Ed Skrein) is truly the only time the film turns a teensy bit cliché. And by now you know my ‘villain motto’ because yes, “you’re only as good as your villain” ~ well Skrein, who let’s face it, wasn’t so good in the Transporter film, really brings his A-game here as a truly good love-to-hate character showing us that action films really do seem to be his forte.
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I think everyone is going to have blast with this one as it’s smart, brash, fast and a whole lot of fun!  And of course it goes without saying – STAY FOR THE END CREDITS – you won’t regret it as after all, its a Marvel film riiight??!! 😀

Grade: B+
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Review Screening: Thursday, February 4th, 2016 ~ Courtesy of 20th Century Fox
Nationwide release: Friday, February 12, 2016

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16 thoughts on “REVIEW: “DEADPOOL” (2016) 20th Century Fox

  1. karzaner

    I normally don’t care for ratings to much but what were some of the negatives that brought it down to a b+ for you? Sounded like you enjoyed the movie immensely.

    • I did.. i have a grading scale posted on my bio.. A = OSCAR-WORTHY; B = ABOVE AVERAGE; C = AVERAGE; D = NOT RECOMMENDED; F = SKIP IT ENTIRELY (+ OR – GIVES IT AN EDGE UP OR DOWN) and I did list the one thing I thought might bring it down for some.. so do I think it’s going to be an Oscar nominated film..no..but it’s a hellava lot of fun.. a B+ is VERY high!! And I agree..grades or ratings etc.. sometimes are each individuals opinions..so I see a movie if I want to see it. And even see those ones that sometimes I don’t ..hahahaha there are probably even going to be people who don’t like this one.. not sure how..but there will be! I hope you go and see it based on my review and enjoy it and be sure to let me know.. 😀

  2. Great review 🙂 I may be seeing it this weekend 🙂 I was reading about Deadpool on IMDB and did you know that it was shot in Canada? I think it sounds funny that Ryan Reynolds character makes fun of Ryan Reynolds the actor in the film 🙂

    Although I have said it a few times before, I think it bears repeating. I always love visiting your site because I think you are such an excellent blogger and as usual, keep up the great work as always 🙂

    • Yes!! I knew about the Canada thing.. Ryan Reynolds is Canadian so it made sense to me.. I hope you enjoy it when you see it..and look forward to seeing what you think.. thanks as always for the compliment..so very nice of you!

      • On my site cinematiccoffee, I just posted a blog entry regarding my predictions and personal picks of this year’s Academy Awards 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always and I can’t wait for your next blog post 🙂

  3. Hello Peggy! I saw this earlier this year and though I’m not a fan of Reynolds nor vulgar action flicks, I actually enjoyed this one. I thought the throwback humor and the songs are hilarious! I was hoping to do a dual review of this & Hail, Caesar this weekend if I get around to it.

    Ed Skrein actually looks cute, yes even with those English teeth, ahah. As you know I’m in love w/ Sam Riley now and he’s got those English teeth as well, though not as bad as Ed’s. Btw, Skrein is actually in a violent indie flick Swords of Vengeance with Stanley Weber who’s super bad ass in it, here’s the trailer: https://youtu.be/8MP6bTdJzX8

    • WOWSA!! Like I said, I gotta do some Stanley Weber research!! hahahaha And I am a fan of Ed Skrein from when he was in GOT..though I gotta say..he was pretty awful in Transporter..but then it was just a bad movie..maybe not all his fault. But this trailer says release date Mar 20 – is that this year or was it last year? I’ll go watch what is clearly not going to be a good movie..for the hottness factor alone!! yes I’m that shallow..hahahahahaha

      • Ahah, all you have to do is go to my Tumblr, I have pics, videos and links to a bunch of Stanley stuff. Not anymore though, it’s pretty much taken over by Sam Riley!

        Oh, Sword of Vengeance has been out for a few years, so the release date might have been a year or two ago. He is hot in that movie, but Ed Skrein didn’t have a big part and he’s kind of pointless in that flick too.

        Btw, be sure to stop by for my top 10 list for Deadpool tomorrow! 🙂

    • Stop! STop!! STOP !!! in the name of love..you did not???!!! Say it ain’t so Joe!!! I said there would be one craaaazzyy person that didn’t like this movie..but I can’t believe it’s you.. Boooooo :/ I thought it would be like some okie from mistokie.. I’m so bummed.. :/ well all I’ve got left is to tell you to try Eddie the Eagle..my review is coming Tuesday.. but it’s very uplifting..but now you’re starting off 2016 scaring me!! 😀

  4. I said the same thing Peggy ‘a breath of fresh air’! Your excitement matches mine completely! I now have a new comic to look for at comic con.^^ You made a bunch of great points about the movie. Hilarious and so much fun. I’m glad we both loved it! And the little bit at the end of the credits filled me with the strong desire to see one of my face 80’s movie. 😉

    • yay!! I’m going to go check out your review tomorrow..I’m just playing catch up on reading so many things & trying to post etc.. I’m so glad we both loved it too..and oh the end credit!! Such a perfect touch!! hahaahah I love to be entertained and this one did that in spades..

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