Witness the beginning of a happy end.
Ryan Reynolds is Marvel's "merc with a mouth", Deadpool, in this origin story following the former Special Forces operative turned mercenary. Subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, he adopts an alter ego and hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.... More
Deadpool first appears in 2009's Fox/Marvel film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. After wooing Comic Con audiences with a spectacular CGI short, this feature looks to follow the wise-cracking, self-healing mercenary as he shoots bullets, chops heads, and NOT get his mouth sewn shut.
This is director Tim Miller's feature debut after making a couple of short films. His background is in video games and visual effects (having worked on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World).Hide
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BY Tony Stamp Flicks Writer
Deadpool (the character, and the movie), is obsessed with equating sex and violence. When he says “I’m touching myself tonight” after murdering a bunch of dudes, it isn’t just a wisecrack. He really means it. It’s a kind of miracle that the ensuing scene doesn’t play out as repulsive, rather it’s genuinely funny, as is most of the film, thanks to Ryan Reynolds dialling up his charm as well as his smirk, and a tonal tightrope of a script from Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.... More
The marketing surrounding Deadpool has loudly proclaimed it a superhero movie for adults, or at least adults who want to indulge their inner teenagers’ desire for dick jokes and ultra violence. The closest comparison in terms of R-rated, self-aware super heroics are the Kick-Ass films, but this is even less subtle, obliterating the fourth wall early on. I worried this meta schtick might wear thin, but the constant ‘this is all a movie’ jokes end up being some of the best gags.
Going all-in on its outrageous content means Deadpool does stand out from the horde of superhero movies, mostly for its potty mouth but also for a pretty grim torture sequence and some nudey sex scenes (and a completely arbitrary few minutes in a strip club). But it’s also pleasingly small-scale. The world isn’t in peril, Deadpool just wants his girl back. It’s a scrappy, lowbrow little movie that really wants to offend as well as amuse, and succeeds on both counts.Hide
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BY Booper superstar
Seems like I may be the only person on earth that isn't on the Deadpool buzz.
I am a huge fan of 'all killer, no filler' movies and I found Deadpool too short - the pacing felt off and it just seemed to end suddenly. I thought Ryan Renolds played it well but ultimately I left the theatre disappointed. Maybe it gets better on rewatch?
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BY bluefalcon nobody
It is just so bad. Unfunny and very, very boring. Not sure what all the fuss is about this film. All it is is a mindless fluff than comes out of a naked rear end as a big splatt.
BY DanielK superstar
It’s a good thing, then, that... More Deadpool is funnier by far than many of the so-called comedies extruded from the Hollywood sausage machine over the last few years. The gags come thick and fast, and though the hit-rate is by no means perfect (the blind lady assembling Ikea furniture is one of several puzzling misfires), it’s still unexpectedly high. It was only during the pauses between laughter (and during the standard, drawn-out action finale) that I regretted the lack of anything genuinely fresh or different here, but the fact that those pauses were few and far between meant that Deadpool ended up being a reasonably fun, if ultimately empty, experience.Hide
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