Deadpool

Deadpool (2016)

Directed by: Tim Miller

Starring: Ryan ReynoldsMorena BaccarinT.J. Miller

What has the director done before?
I had never heard of Tim Miller (no relation to  the director  George Miller) till I just Wikipediad him recently. With good reason Deadpool is Millers first film as a director. He was the creative director behind the title sequences for Thor:The Dark World and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Who would watch this?
Deadpool exists on the fringes of the X-Men universe, to be honest, I didn’t really care about who he was or where he came from, I was just like another superhero movie. I can deal with that.

Deadpool is definitely a movie for men and the Marvel Comic fans,  who hold Deadpool as a beloved character. The film was rated R in the US and a measly 15 in the UK, it was pegged as a violent, edgy against the norm superhero movie. So if you really liked Kick Ass you would probably like this.

 Was it actually funny?
This is my problem with the film it relies way too heavily on  Deadpool breaks the fourth wall and addressing the audience with little  tidbits, innuendos etc. Some of it was funny at first, but then it happens the whole way through the movie so it gets tedious.

Well, apparently in the comics Deadpool is all about breaking the 4th wall and addressing the audience.

What works in the comic may not work as well on film, plus I think I’ve heard grandma’s tell filthier jokes. Maybe the hard gangster life I live behind this computer screen has destroyed my sense of humor.

What let the movie down?
What initially attracted me to Deadpool was the possibility of finally getting to see some messed up violence and hear some un-PC jokes on screen. Deadpool just didn’t deliver am afraid.

The film’s narrative was so traditional, pretty much hero has to save girlfriend from the evil British villain (who I have to say wasn’t that sadistic). How may damsels in distress superhero movies can there  be?

Deadpool is just another case of major studios trying to cash in on another Marvel comic. Making millions of pounds of mediocre movies such as Antman and their various spin-offs. I don’t think much time is spent in development.

The general mood I am receiving from the internet is that people either hate or love Deadpool. But the question I am asking is, who is going to remember Deadpool 5 years from now with a swathe of other possibly better marvel movies coming out e.g. Doctor Strange.

Should there be a sequel?
Well, there is going to be a sequel since Deadpool has done so well so far,  so hopefully the studio will cash out so there will be more action scenes, etc. I wonder how Deadpool would have looked if it was directed by Eli Roth, who directed the goriest horror movie Hostel.

 I was left feeling curious about Deadpool because on paper he is an interesting anti-hero, violent, rude and has a penchant for men and women (well in the comics anyway). There is potential, with the right director who isn’t afraid to go there.

 

 

 

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