Deadpool: A Review
Runtime: 1 hours 48 minutes
Budget: Estimated to be $58 million
Despite the concensus flop of an apperance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Ryan Reynolds reprises his role as Wade Wilson in Deadpool. Nobody is safe from this Merc with a Mouth—physically or verbally. Mr. Pool’s jokes are unrelenting from the opening credits until the film reel snaps off the projector. The shots just keep coming.
Many of you may groan and say not “another superhero movie!” The only problem is he’s not even close to being a hero. True to Deadpool’s character, you can expect lots of death, crude humor, antics, and fourth wall breaking—things you probably aren’t accustomed to seeing in the same sentence.
With that being said, Deadpool is a hard film to place. While everything is presented in a format rarely seen, it simultaneously cannot escape the forumlaic nature of popular stories (notice I didn’t say superhero movies, comic book movies, etc.). Given the unique personality, I would dub this film an esteemed “worth a watch.” However, my certification comes with a caveat: if you can’t stand foul language, lewd jokes, and violence in general, you should probably sit this one out because they earned their ‘R’ rating and then some. And don’t even consider bringing your kids.
If you find yourself missing the superhero movies, there’s always:
March 25: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
May 6: Captain America: Civil War
May 27: X-Men: Apocalypse
August 5: Suicide Squad
November 4: Dr. Strange
And that’s just the Marvel and DC characters. You could definitely include guys like the Ninja Turtles if you wanted. With the way these bad dudes have been like I’d be inclined to count Jason Bourne or Gerard Butler in London has Fallen. Hell, even the Ouija board in Ouija 2. You know what, I’m not even sure what my agenda is anymore.