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MOVIE REVIEW: DEADPOOL

 

 
Overview
 

Directed by: Tim Miller
 
Produced by: Simon Kinberg, Stan Lee, Ryan Reynolds,
 
Written By: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick,
 
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, Stefan Kapicic, Brianna Hildebrand, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano,
 
MTRCB Rating: R16
 
Genre: ,
 
FG RATING
8.5
8.5/ 10


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2 total ratings

 

Raves


A refreshing take on the 'superhero formula movies', Deadpool is a rich well of pop culture references and pokes a quick jibe at the superhero movie franchise, including the studios that produce them.

Rants


Lack of a complex story and character development. No heart tugging strings or any emotional motivation.


In the past two decades or so, superhero movies have been a regular in the cinemas and when I say ‘regular’ I mean there is one showing every 3 months or so. The trending fillm will then dictate what every other kid will be wearing on Halloween and what every party theme will be in the […]

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Posted February 11, 2016 by

 
FULL REVIEW
 
 

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In the past two decades or so, superhero movies have been a regular in the cinemas and when I say ‘regular’ I mean there is one showing every 3 months or so. The trending fillm will then dictate what every other kid will be wearing on Halloween and what every party theme will be in the next few months.

Having said this, a formula in these superhero movies has been created and has subjected these family movies to be the go-to family movie dates whenever they are showing.

Now, I want you to take everything you know about Superhero movies and I want you to throw it out the window, because Deadpool is the superhero movie your Mama didn’t want you to see.

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Putting the ‘all caps’ in ANTI-HERO, Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative-turned mercenary who has a soft spot for ‘the little guy’. It’s also a tale of boy (Wade) meets girl (did I forget to mention that this was also a Love Story) or in this case his ‘calendar girl’ Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) and they are perfect for each other, but life always has a way of screwing things up and Wade suddenly falls ill with cancer. In a desperate attempt to get cured, Wade joins the same mutant program which created Wolverine, and we know what happens next right?

The program works and Wade is cured of his cancer but unlike Wolverine who gets to keep his handsome rugged features, Wade Wilson becomes horribly disfigured along with having accelerated powers. Wade Wilson adopts the alter ego Deadpool and hunts down his nemesis Ajax, played by Game of ThronesEd Skrein who lets go of his pretty boy locks for a shaved head and villainous role, in the hopes of being restored to his former self.

In his noble quest to save the fair damsel in distress Deadpool seeks out the help of X-Men’s Colossus (voiced by Stefan Kapičić) and trainee Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand).

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First time feature director Tim Miller worked closely with Ryan Reynolds, who also is an Executive Producer in the film. The duo knew what they wanted and brought it to the big screen.

DEFINITELY NOT your typical Super Hero Movie – but still is a SUPER Movie. Deadpool charms with its straight up sarcastic comedy, poking fun at the cliche super hero movies or super heroes in general. The film even makes scathing comments against the very studio who well, finance these films. In the end, despite its crusade against your typical hero movies, DEADPOOL is by all intents and purposes a LOVE story, tossed in a salad bowl along with sex and violence, (hence the R16 rating) cheesy love songs and golden pop culture references, you WILL laugh, as much as you will flinch.

From 20th Century Fox and distributed by Warner Bros PH, Deadpool is now showing in all theaters and IMAX nationwide. Don’t forget to share your Deadpool experience with the hashtag #DeadpoolPH.


Ica Cheng

 
Part of Team PCheng, a husband and wife team who work on event coverage and photoshoots. I work in the BPO to pay the bills and write to keep sane. Among other things I write about movies, books, music and TV shows.


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