Film Review: Deadpool

There are a lot of films out there, where the conflict, or one of them, is based on what was not said, or understood. A lot of words are said, but in some cases, the character is not being completely honest with the others.

Leads to a lot of "if you only told me the truth," and "I have to tell him how I really feel" endings.

So, for a film like this one, where the main character doesn't say anything that he doesn't really mean, turns the genre on its side and pushes it in every other direction, except the one you expect.

Wade Wilson/Deadpool, greatly portrayed by Ryan Reynolds, is completely unapologetic and has no filter, or any inhibitions. Mr Reynolds has a great gift for comedy, and in this film is allowed to completely let rip, breaking walls, literally and figuratively.

Ed Skrein, Morrena Baccarin (people may recognise her from Homeland), Brianna Hildebrand, TJ Miller, Greg LaSalle and Gina Carano make up the rest of the cast. All give great performances.

Tim Miller directing, gives us some spectacular action sequences and the script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick ensures a giggle a minute at some crude/crass humour that is beautifully edited down to the best by Julian Clarke.

Loved this film and I'm sure I won't be the only one. Original and entertaining. A combination that is very rare in superhero movies.


  1. This quote comes from another film that breaks the genre's normal conventions.

    “Dylan: Why do women think the only way to get men to do what they want is to manipulate them?
    Jamie: History, personal experience, romantic comedies.”


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