Deadpool is 2016’s first superhero film to the be released and to be honest with you all, it’s one of my favourite ones in a long, long time. This movie has a lot of attitude and humour which makes it feel fresh in amongst the most popular film genre at the moment. Ryan Reynolds plays Deadpool and I must say to you all, he’s awesome! I could end my review here and just tell you to go and see it, but I will continue to write a few more reasons why you should.
This film has been promoted fairly heavily in recent months and to be honest I have to admit, in the last few weeks I wasn’t expecting much from this film and actually anticipated for it to be rather silly and quite possibly horrible. I am also no fan of Ryan Reynolds or any of his films and gosh was I wrong about this one! This film was more fun than anything I’ve seen so far this year and I was laughing in my seat multiple times, whether it was an X-Men related joke or just something Deadpool said in passing, it was all great!
The action scenes were very impressive and are a step up in violence compared to anything released by Marvel recently and it’s more in line on levels that Kingsman or American Ultra gave us last year. So if you’re not so into gore, I’m not sure how you’ll handle this film, but it’s not really bad gore, it’s just over the top action and it’s all in good fun, nothing to worry about or that could stop you sleeping, it’s not like that.
I am also very fond of the narration and we don’t get many superhero stories told to us this way, it’s always good to hear what our hero is thinking and by the way, the jokes we get about “being a hero” were all excellent in this. I don’t want to go too much into the plot because it kind of ruins it, but I to be honest had no issues with the storytelling or the screenplay here at all. The jokes were all very funny, the action sequences were good and Ryan Reynolds doesn’t let you down at all in any way. There’s nothing really to complain about to be honest.
Well I guess I do have to mention one gripe I had with the film even though it doesn’t bother me much as I don’t really care for it, but the special effects which were not the fight scenes, but other computer graphics could have been a bit better in some sections, especially towards the end where I thought that maybe it could have been better done. But it’s not a big issue for me, hopefully if this film gets a sequel which I’m sure it will, they’ll have a bigger budget to do more crazy things in this area.
Another comment I’d like to make is that as a film produced by Fox I have to give them credit for this one after the disaster that was Fantastic Four, they did do well here and they managed to actually integrate Deadpool into the X-Men universe of films very well. Quite possibly as Marvel does, maybe in the future we’ll see Deadpool pop up in an X-Men film, who knows, but it’s now possible and I love that! This was something that seemed amiss with the Fantastic Four and it’s really a shame what happened there, but with Deadpool, we have something great and something that can be built upon very easily in the future.
Going into this film, I didn’t know much at all about Deadpool and now I feel I know him quite well and I love this superhero now! This is also now my favourite Ryan Reynolds film by far and I hope there are many more Deadpool films to come or even Deadpool appearances in an X-Men film which I’d love to see happen. This film is funny, it’s got a lot of attitude and it’s a refreshing film for the comic book film genre that is a joy to watch. I would happily watch it again and I hope you go see and enjoy this one as well!