McFeelie’s McMovie Review: Deadpool (2016) – Rated R
I’ll admit, I didn’t necessarily want to like this movie simply because of Ryan Reynolds. He’s every woman’s wet dream with his perfect body and his perfect smile and his perfect teeth and…etc. Yes ladies, he gets naked at a couple of points in this film. Honestly, it’s been really tough to enjoy Ryan Reynolds since the last good movie he was in, which was “Waiting” back in 2005. However, I love being wrong. Ryan Reynolds finally has a long and lucrative superhero franchise ahead of him with “Deadpool”.
This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary, Wade Wilson. He’s a bad guy who gets paid to f**k up worse guys. After being diagnosed with cancer that has completely engulfed his body, Wade subjects himself to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers. He may be super, but he’s no hero. He adopts the alter ego, Deadpool, and with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, he hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
This movie is everything U want a Rated R superhero film to be. If U love brutal ass kicking with slow motion shots of people being torn apart, then you’re in the right place! The film makes up for it’s incredibly low budget with side splitting humor. And damn funny too. Yeah, sometimes Ryan Reynolds can be a little over the top with his wacky, almost “Pet Detective” style of humor, but he had me in stitches. He even rips on himself in the film during a conversation about the pros of being good looking throughout life when he says, “Do you think Ryan Reynolds got this far on his superior acting skills?”. Furthermore, the pokes and jabs at Hugh Jackman and the X-Men movies are hysterical and relentless.
If I were forced (by a bully) to pick out something I didn’t like about “Deadpool”, it would have to be the characters Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (remember that song from “Monster Magnet”?). The characters were cool as all hell, but they didn’t really serve a purpose…other than tying in the “X-Men” series of films. They could have not been in the movie at all, and it still would have been great without them.
In the end, I give “Deadpool” a MAJOR thumbs up. It’s a really cool movie, even if U aren’t into the dozens of superhero flicks that have come out over the years. It’s original, creative, funny, sexy, and action packed. That’s all pretty rare stuff these days. Go see “Deadpool”!!!