Synopsis: A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool.-IMDB
Tagline: Sit on this.
Release Date: 2016-2-12 | MPAA Rating: R | Coolthulhus Earned: 4
I honestly didn’t know how I felt about what I figured I was going to see (did…that make sense to anyone besides me?) but I decided even if the movie sucked, hey, it was a night out! Salty popcorns, tasty adult beverages, and, if boring, mayhaps a bit of up-to-3rd-base nookie in the dark. I am happy to report (erm..should I be happy to report this?) that there was no need for base-touching. Ryan Reynolds did a fantastic job as a mostly non-annoying foul-mouthed superhero seeking revenge on the dude that did him wrong.
I remember, fairly early on in the movie, shortly after I’d snorted after a unexpected “Teabag!” comment, thinking “Thank God they plastered “Don’t bring your kids” to this movie all over the place. ‘Cause, yeah, not an appropriate movie for kiddos. There was at least a few times that laughter rolled over the theatre, and a scene at the end that actually got admiring applause.
However, when I heard later (a few days after I’d watched it) that they were planning a second Deadpool already, I shook my head in disgust. See, Deadpool worked really well ONCE but I think if they try to copy the success of the first one with similar thematic tricks…It’ll suck, and suck so hard it might even make Morena Baccarin look unattractive. Well, no. Not that. I don’t think its possible for that lady to look unattractive. I first met the lovely Ms Baccarin in Firefly, and fell hard into a solid case of lady-lust.
Deadpool is vulgar, vaguely offensive at times, and somewhat annoying with the overuse of breaking the 4th wall, but overall, it was extremely entertaining. I will say, though, I don’t believe it has a high re-watch factor. Most of the jokes are the type that make you snicker more because you aren’t expecting them than because they’re actually funny.
The fight scenes are wicked, the snark is high, (there’s not nearly as much bumping of uglies as a certain friend inferred that there was!) and the plot is thin enough that it didn’t take away from the arse-kicking action that make my cold little heart go pitter-pat. All-in-all, I’m happy to say that it was well worth the ticket price. Experience the awesomeness yourself. Get Deadpool on Amazon.