Friday, March 4, 2016

Deadpool (2016)

Director: Tim Miller. Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller. 108 min. Rated R. USA/Canada. Action/Comedy.

Marvel understands they've out-grossed us with too many superhero movies, so now they're branching it out. Ant-Man was an attempt at comedy, and now with Deadpool, they're spoofing the genre. It works splendidly during the opening credits, and dialogue scattered across (Deadpool breaking the fourth wall, Deadpool confusing the McAvoy/Stewart X-Men timelines) helps towards that goal, but the film-makers still couldn't avoid a repetitious action ending with mutants hurling their superpowers at each other - while a huge tongue-in-cheek joke could've ended the movie with a blast. How they'll blend the vulgar Deadpool with other X-Men stories, is beyond me.

Mo says:


  1. I finally managed to see this last night but the quality of the download was so poor, it was recorded at a cinema and although I was distracted from time to time with people moving around I still enjoyed it but I agree with your review and the rating. It could have been so much better!

    1. Wow - I'm trying to imagine how much you would've enjoyed it if you'd seen it in the theater ...