Deadpool [Blu-ray + Digital HD]
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Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells 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.
Hold onto your chimichangas, folks. From the studio that brought you all 3 Taken films comes DEADPOOL, the block-busting, fourth-wall-breaking masterpiece about Marvel Comics sexiest anti-hero: me! Go deep inside (I love that) my origin story...typical stuff...rogue experiment, accelerated healing powers, horrible disfigurement, red spandex, imminent revenge. Directed by overpaid tool Tim Miller, and starring God s perfect idiot Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein, Morena Baccarin, T. J. Miller and Gina Carano, DEADPOOL is a giddy slice of awesomeness packed with more twists than my enemies intestines and more action than prom night. Amazeballs!
Disc 1: Theatrical Feature Blu-ray
**Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Director Tim Miller
**From Comics to Screen...to Screen
**Gallery (Concept Art, Costumes, Storyboards, Pre-vis, Stunt-vis)
**Deadpool s Fun Sack
**Audio Commentary by Ryan Reynolds and Screenwriters Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick
**Audio Commentary by Director Tim Miller and Deadpool Co-Creator/Comics Artist Rob Liefeld
Disc 2: Theatrical Feature DVD
**Deadpool s Fun Sack
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* The jokes felt awkwardly funny and were re-used throughout the movie.
* The villain's character wasn't not well-established.
* Too many sensual scenes that added only to titillation and not to the plot.
* Cliche pose shots used ad nauseam.
* Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool/Wade Wilson) overplayed his character. He fit the costume but nothing more. It seemed as if casting wanted Jeffrey Donovan, but got Reynolds instead.
* Wilson's relationship with Vanessa (played by Morena Baccarin) is superficial, based on sex. It is difficult to believe Wilson loves her. She's great eye-candy, but her acting skills are underused.
* The origin story was rushed through.
* Some secondary characters, especially Negasonic Teenage Warhead, are crammed in and poorly acted. Brianna Hildebrand (NTW) brings nothing to the role. It feels like she was reading bad indie teen fiction when developing her personality.
T. J. Miller, who portrays Weasel (Wilson's best friend) does a great job. Weasel is the only genuinely complex character.
I'd skip unless you like hot scenes, the F-bomb and are tired of waiting for the next Avengers movie. This is for the Budweiser commercial fan. Teenage boys will love it.
Top international reviews
The film takes a while to get going and in truth it does not start out particularly funny. The jokes warm up through the film as many of them are referential or in-jokes which play on the expectations of a Marvel film. The film starts almost literally with a bang and there are a few action sequences to follow. These are generally among the least interesting parts of Deadpool. He's an intriguing combatant but it is not particularly tight choreography. What works best during the action sequences is Deadpool mouthing off to his opponents.
Deadpool casually insults those around him and mocks people amusingly. He is not correct in any way and that makes it a not-too-guilty pleasure. Somehow Reynolds imbues Deadpool with such charm that he's never really offensive, just funny. The scenes with barman friend Weasel played by TJ Miller are among the best. The two banter like real people. Weasel even bets his good friend will get killed. The banter feels realistic and is sharp-witted. Weasel's reaction to Deadpool's physical transformation is the kind of honesty only a good friend would offer but it is still hilarious.
Perhaps the best of Deadpool's relationships though is with his love interest Vanessa. Played by the beautiful Morena Baccarin she has a proper adult relationship with the hero. Unlike too many Hollywood romances there is a vibrancy to the relationship and it is fairly explicitly adult. The pair share a number of sex scenes in different locations. A montage sequence featuring the pair really speaks to a physicality in their relationship that Hollywood usually glosses over. The realism of the pairing comes from Vanessa's introduction "your crazy matches my crazy". It makes sense that the two are together. Of course it helps that both Baccarin and Reynolds are attractive people but there's a realism beyond the good looking superficial appearance.
As this is the Deadpool show, the main villain does not have so much to work with. Ed Skrein plays the role of Ajax pretty much straight. There isn't any of the cheeky charm Skrein is capable of, presumably because the humour is designed to be through Deadpool's wit rather than his viillain. A bit of a missed opportunity really as it could have been fun to see Reynolds and Skrein trading barbs. Skrein's accent of course makes him a natural bad guy but he does seem to be having a bit of fun with the malice of his character's torment as Deadpool becomes his super self.
A couple of minor Marvel characters make an appearance but they basically seem to exist for Deadpool to make jokes. The line about turning up at the Professor X's school and only ever seeing the two of them is a funny way of pointing out the difference in concept between Deadpool and other X-Men productions. The visualisation of Colossus is much more akin to the original comic concept and the voice is reminiscent of appearances in the animated series. The disapproval Colossus has for Deadpool's lifestyle is an easy target for banter. The appearance of the ridiculously-named Negasonic Teenage Warhead is probably just there for the name but the sullen teenager routine opens itself up to excellent lines from Deadpool.
The costume design and colouring is good enough for this kind of film but clearly not the same as a bigger budget adventure. Reynolds looks a bit silly in the Deadpool suit but that's part of the charm. The others are not particularly interesting to look at except Vanessa who is beautifully attired.
The film's music is a bit of an odd choice. The DVD theme song is X Gon' Give It to Ya which is neither new enough to be cool nor old enough to be retro. A perfectly fine song but it doesn't seem to suit Deadpool at all. Musically this is not a particularly memorable film.
Visually Deadpool is fine, making use of frequent freeze-frame techniques during action to showcase Deadpool's abilities while bullets are flying around. It slows the action down quite often which means it loses some intensity but it is fun to see Deadpool's antics and that's what the film is ultimately about.
Deadpool at its heart is a funny and light-hearted take on a classic comic book character. It breaks the fourth wall knowingly, it uses in-jokes and banter between its characters to fire off barbs and make each scene worth smiling at or laughing with. There are not too many films like this one.
Deadpool borders on the annoying and the story is pretty basic - guy seeks revenge must kill bad guy etc
On the plus side Colossus is cool and deadpool looks amazing on screen, nice costume and acrobatics.
However found the violence OTT
Der Film ist zweifelsohne super produziert, aber der Humor ist wirklich Geschmackssache.
Der Film wirkt auf mich von der "Handlung" sofern man dass so nennen darf, sehr flach und kindisch/albern.
Jede Szene ist auf Krampf "Hey schau doch mal wie witzig das ist". ausgestattet und wirkt einfach nur fremdschämend auf mich.
It was like Christmas come early!
Be responsible, don't show this to your kids if they're under 16! Also don't watch if you don't like juvenile hilarity, gross out moments or awesome fight scenes.
I absolutely loved this film from the very first second. It's the kind of film I'd happily watch over and over again without ever getting bored.
Ryan Reynolds is absolutely phenomenal as Deadpool (who else could they have cast really?). His one liners, personality switches and 4th wall breaks are brilliantly delivered and made for a great time for the viewer (me).
Initially there's a bit of back and forth where Reynolds takes you to the car scene then back to his origin storyline and back again which can be a little confusing. However, that in itself is perfectly in line with Deadpool and his messed up brain function/personality switches.
It's easy to see why this masterpiece blew the likes of the Matrix out of the water in the box office records.
PS. If you are buying from the UK/Europe make sure you buy the REGION 2 version and NOT Region 1 (USA/CANADA). Don't say you weren't advised! ;-)
Lots of in-jokes for comic nerds, lots of classy violence and quips, and plenty of lovely lovely Morena Baccarin to drool over. Couldn't be better. Only thing that would've made this movie better would've been a proper cameo from Wolverine himself :)
The film was a risk to the studio but a sure fire bet for the fans. It's funny, s***ty and packed with action.
It is true that it's a love story and the heart is what moves it forward and the chemistry on screen with the cast is undeniable.
Love comicbook movies and action?
Then even if you don't know the character I suggest getting this film
If you like Deadpool as he is in the comic books, then this film cannot possibly disappoint as its as close as it can possibly be and Reynolds presents an hilarious and incredible performance.