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“I didn’t just get the cure to el cancer, I got the cure to el everything.”
– Deadpool

SYNOPSIS: This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. – via IMDB

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GRADE 8After years and years of waiting, Deadpool has finally graced our screens. I am sure that you are all so over hearing about it and reading reviews about this movie, but I finally got to it and there is no ways that I am not going to write about it. Right off the bat, Ryan Reynolds owns as Wade Wilson. He did in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (a film I like, leaving me in the extreme minority), and while people had complaints when he was Weapon XI, it could have gone so much worse (although, really, they should have thought a bit more before they made him what he was). But that means that, since 2009, we have desperately been holding out for a movie for the merc with a mouth, and it was teased so many times, I was ready to give up hope, and here we are. Finally! Ryan Reynolds, self-assured and cocky as hell, steps up to helm the role of his lifetime, and he does not disappoint at all. He rolls with the crude humour, and it works for him, and the way he breaks the fourth wall is brilliant. I think the fourth wall was handled so well because it was just a total non-issue, if that makes sense? Like, oh, there’s an audience? Whatever, let’s roll with it and have fun. It never felt weird or out of place. Something I was a huge fan of is the fact that Vanessa was not some run of the mill, average girl. It would so not have been realistic to have Wade kicking it with the cream of society, a schoolteacher or housewife or something like that, it wouldn’t jibe. Instead, Vanessa is out there, totally up his alley, can match him in terms of crudeness and crazy, and that works wonders, making me buy into their relationship. They did fit like puzzle pieces. I also enjoyed watching Wade and Weasel together – you can see how they would be friends. Deadpool really steps into a stale genre and does a major shakeup, which is so refreshing. I really hope that not every single studio goes and tries this on, because then this, too, will be all stale and recycled. Some of the humour fell slightly flat in places, but it was not often. There was smart humour and there was crude humour, there was humour all over the show. I particularly enjoyed the crazy opening credits and the cabbie, Dopinder and his cuckoo antics, fueled on by Deadpool. Plus, all the blood, guts, and gore? Yes. Sold. Me? I love that kind of stuff, and it worked perfectly here, and could not be sacrificed at all. I really appreciate the fact that the movie went out and did what it wanted, and did not sacrifice itself for a more… younger audience friendly rating. Imagine canning all the things in this movie that gave it an R-rating. That would have been a total shame. All I can say, folks, is that I thoroughly enjoyed this, the cussing, the fighting, the humour, the whole shebang, and will definitely be watching it again. Well worth the wait, and I am super excited to see some sequels!

Here’s the Red Band trailer for those who want to view Deadpool in his natural habitat:

Here’s the family friendly one that doesn’t require you to prove you’re eighteen:

24 thoughts on “Rapid Review: Deadpool (2016)

  1. Natasha says:

    It was a most entertaining film!

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  2. I expected the humor and R-rating, but what I didn’t expect was that I bought into the relationship … in a superhero movie. And I thought Ryan Reynolds is a great fit for Deadpool. Nice review! 😀

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks! See, that relationship was put together really well! It wasn’t easy, it was all over the show, but they fit, and it wasn’t forced. Ah, Ryan Reynolds IS Deadpool!

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  3. Tom says:

    Deadpool is so much freaking fun isn’t it?! I’m still iffy on the hype about it being a “game changer” though. If you look at the whole arc that he goes through — once a ‘normal’-ish man, goes through a horrible physical transformation (b/c of — yawn, cancer), turns super-cynical and morose, then goes after the guy who did it to him. . . I mean, how many times have we seen this before? But then I ask myself — what if this structure is just another part of Deadpool/Tim Miller’s plan to just state the obvious and then make fun of it. Like, they know exactly what they are doing with the generic plot and everything but they just don’t care? That’s entirely possible.

    Shit. Now I’m just over-thinking things, aren’t I? 😉 Great review, this really is a fun one

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks Tom! Ah, it is such a fun movie, and I can see myself enjoying it many more times to come.

      LOL! You definitely are putting spans of thought into this.

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      1. Tom says:

        Yeah, it’s not one of my strong suits hahaha! I put almost *no* effort into my own review and then I start critiquing the film on others’ pages. Haha #whatatool

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  4. movierob says:

    cant wait to see this one!

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    1. Zoë says:

      Hope you catch it soon!

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      1. movierob says:

        It’ll take a bit of time…

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  5. Marta says:

    This movie is such a blast! I’ve been waiting years and I wasn’t disappointed 🙂

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    1. Zoë says:

      🙂 You and me both! Ah, so much fun!

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      1. Marta says:

        It is fun indeed! 😀

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  6. I was just talking about what you mentioned, how they went full force and didn’t try to tame it for younger audiences. I’m so glad they did that.

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    1. Zoë says:

      I am so glad they went that route… taming it would have totally killed it!

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  7. Awesome movie! Great review Zoë. 🙂

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  8. vinnieh says:

    This movie sounds excellent just like your review.

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  9. Dan O. says:

    Good review Zoe. It’s the swift kick in the rear-end that the superhero genre so desperately needed.

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks Dan! I agree, this was definitely a breath of fresh air, and exactly what I was hoping for!

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  10. Great review Zoe! I can’t wait to see this! 🙂

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    1. Zoë says:

      I hope you enjoy it!

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  11. abbiosbiston says:

    Great review! I liked Deadpool but I think it might have been a teeny bit overhyped.

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks 🙂 Oh, I can absolutely get behind the overyhyped bit – but then, there was no way it wouldn’t be considering how long people had been waiting. Marketing also factored in big time here.

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