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Posted by inferiorego (25733 posts) - - Show Bio
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In Deadpool, thug-for-hire Wade Wilson develops cancer and undergoes a treatment to get super-powers, which will also cure the cancer inside of his as well. The treatment gives him healing powers, at the cost of his face, and he goes on a mission to get back his girlfriend, Vanessa and destroy the man who ruined his face, Francis. Insanity ensues.

This is the raunchiest comic book film from either the Marvel or DC camp yet, yes more than Punisher: War Zone or the Blade films, all of which were also Rated R. Frankly, it was a bit of a shock to see a movie with so much swearing, violence, and sex. Did that take away from the overall film? Not at all. In fact, it's something that really set it apart from the rest of the superhero films we've seen in the past few years. This is a character that doesn't hold back, and it shows, as he has no problem killing people around him nor keeping track of how many people he's killed.

This movie battles with the idea of "what is a superhero" and the morality of superheroes. This isn't something the audience will notice until Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead enter the picture. Colossus is a typical hero and embodies everything the X-Men stand for. He sees good within Deadpool, and this is the point where the audience is challenged with the "what is a superhero" question. Deadpool isn't out saving the world. He's out hunting the man the scarred him, and he has no boundaries.

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool is a perfect fit. There's no other way to describe it. He dominates the role and it truly feels like Wade Wilson has come straight from the comic pages and onto the screen, minus the yellow caption boxes. They don't exist here. While X-Men Origins: Wolverine was utterly unfamiliar with the concept of Deadpool and did its own thing, Deadpool embraces almost everything about the character, and all-in-all, Reynold's performance gives this character heart and there's an emotional complexity to him, believe it or not.

Here's where the movie slips a bit. Structurally, it's a bit of a mess. It's a mishmash of two different stories with Deadpool leading the way. The first story is who Wade Wilson became Deadpool, which is randomly intercut between the present day story of Deadpool hunting down Francis AKA Ajax. It feels randomly spliced together, with transitions from the narration, as the movie trots along. At times, it becomes a bit frustrating as the audience starts getting really into one story and it jumps back to the other.

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However, the glue that's holding all of this together is truly the dialogue. The back and forth between Wade and Vanessa, played by Morena Baccarin, is fantastic. It's quick and snappy, and when we first meet Vanessa, she's the perfect fit for Wade because as he puts it "your kind of crazy matches my kind of crazy." The relationship between them, while sometimes bizarre, actually makes this a romance to the point where I felt like the viral marketing for the film, saying this is the perfect Valentine's Day film, isn't too far off. Unfortunately, aside from these scenes in the past, Vanessa becomes pretty flat in the second half of the film. Her character just doesn't fit the later parts of the film because this is more of a story about Wade. However, together, this team was wonderful.

Colossus was great in the film but looked really weird. It wasn't his design or look though. The CG just seemed weird and out of place in the film. It just looked like he didn't fit in with everything else, which felt a bit more grounded. Strangely enough, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, although she didn't say much, was fantastic. Brianna Hildebrand played a moody teenager well and Deadpool played off of that, making fun of her quite a bit. It was surprisingly a great addition to the film.

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The movie is incredibly funny, and there are tons of moments that poke fun at Ryan Reynolds and his past movie choices. Some of the jokes may be a bit too much for some people, but that's the beauty of humor, it's subjective. Be prepared for some "blue" humor because that's what this movie delivers, and it delivers it extremely well. Wade breaks the fourth wall quite a bit, but for the most part, it really works, especially when he discusses the fact he's in a movie and that the studio couldn't afford some things. This is the Deadpool fans deserve.

Fans of the Deadpool comics will have a lot of Easter Eggs. There was actually a lot of things that have not been revealed that appeared in the film. The best part is that they're done in such a way that it won't distract the average movie-goer. It's like a nice little wink and a nod to fans. We get things like TJ Miller as Weasel, who isn't on screen too much, but it's a nice addition to the cast. Then, there are a few other things which I'm dying to talk about, but it's better if you check it out for yourself so you can be surprised.

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Deadpool was a character I just wasn't sure was going to work on the big screen. While there were some flaws with the structure of the film and some characters falling flat in the final act, to make way for other characters, Deadpool was a really fun film. This is a great way to start off the year, as far as comic book movies go. It's funny, insane, full of action and violence, and a part of me is glad fans have an adult comic book to watch, since everything else seems a bit watered down for mass audiences. It's not perfect, but it's something that fans and regular folks everywhere will love.

Is there a post-credit sequence?

Yes. It's all the way at the end of the credits. It's well worth the wait. Spoilers below.

Deadpool comes out in a bathrobe and makes fun of the audience for still being in the theater and announced Deadpool 2 and says that Cable will be in it. He then makes jokes about how would play the character.

What did you think of the film? Please black out spoilers in the comment section for those who haven't seen it.

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#1 Posted by D9000 (1637 posts) - - Show Bio

I just jumped passed the review to ask, does if it contains spoilers? Probably not right?

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#2 Posted by the_stegman (40142 posts) - - Show Bio

Seeing it in a few hrs. Still meh on my excitement levels, but I hope it impresses me.

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#3 Posted by righteous300 (3975 posts) - - Show Bio

@d9000: only the bit blocked out by the spoiler bar

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#4 Posted by tuckboarder (59 posts) - - Show Bio

"Now get out of here, I bet it's gonna feel huge in this hand." this quote is why I loved this movie, well one of many.

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#5 Posted by righteous300 (3975 posts) - - Show Bio

Not a fan of comedies because us usually the jokes come out forced. Almost all the jokes in this film felt natural, and we're pretty hilarious. There's a joke that Deadpool makes when someone answers the door to their house and I swear until then i had never laughed so hard in a movie theater.

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#6 Posted by johnny_blaze (1357 posts) - - Show Bio

It sounds like dudebros and the ADD crowd will absolutely love this.

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#7 Posted by cpt_nice (9874 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't wait to go see it.

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#8 Posted by Stellar421 (875 posts) - - Show Bio

I LOVED it! Every minute!

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#9 Posted by Stellar421 (875 posts) - - Show Bio

"Now get out of here, I bet it's gonna feel huge in this hand." this quote is why I loved this movie, well one of many.

My favorite part was when he said the studio couldn't afford more than 2 X-Men.

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#10 Edited by inferiorego (25733 posts) - - Show Bio

@d9000: I tried to keep it as spoiler-free as possible

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#11 Posted by Stellar421 (875 posts) - - Show Bio
@d9000 said:

I just jumped passed the review to ask, does if it contains spoilers? Probably not right?

It kinda does. I wouldn't read it until you've seen the movie.

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#12 Edited by goonage (2085 posts) - - Show Bio

which will also cure the cancer inside of his as well

Which will also cure the cancer inside of him as well.

I'm watching this movie tomorrow. Hoping it's as good as everybody says it is.

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#13 Edited by SaintWildcard (21714 posts) - - Show Bio

My problem with the movie was the it was too short. And not cus I loved it so much that I needed more, but because certain things need more fleshing out IMO. Specifically the villain and DP's history with the X-Men. Heck, even as CBM"s go, this was a short one overall. I think it was only like 1h40min. That's most likely due to it having a 55 million dollar budget. All in all, it was still a a very good movie and will probably take the crown away from GOTG as funniest CBM. It's not an 10/10, but I'd say around an 8.5/10

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#14 Posted by Sebast_Allen (2729 posts) - - Show Bio

You forgot to add the fifth star. This sets the bar impossibly high for Superhero movies the rest of this year, this movie was beautiful.

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#15 Edited by Stellar421 (875 posts) - - Show Bio

@saintwildcard: I was waiting for them to actually say "Weapon X." And I was a little disappointed Wade's healing factor didn't come from Wolverine.

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#16 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

4 stars is accurate

~MiB

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#17 Posted by Avatar_of_Green (3212 posts) - - Show Bio

@inferiorego Will this make the front page sir? Or is it relegated to Forum obscurity to keep people going to Gamespot for the review? ;)

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#18 Posted by D9000 (1637 posts) - - Show Bio
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#19 Edited by inferiorego (25733 posts) - - Show Bio

@avatar_of_green said:

@inferiorego Will this make the front page sir? Or is it relegated to Forum obscurity to keep people going to Gamespot for the review? ;)

It's promoed on the front page

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#20 Posted by Avatar_of_Green (3212 posts) - - Show Bio
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#21 Posted by Stellar421 (875 posts) - - Show Bio

Also, am I the only one who thought the ship from the final battle looked suspicously like a Helicarrier?

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#22 Posted by _Genesis_ (328 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet I'm sold

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#23 Posted by deactivated-5a04a566e9ae3 (12864 posts) - - Show Bio

COLOSSUS

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#24 Posted by derekvang (1519 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh... saw it last night. It was an okay movie at best for me

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#25 Posted by victorcheenoanleu (330 posts) - - Show Bio

"Mcavoy or Stewart?!" That's it, I'm done. It's a laugh out loud film, some people in the theater I was in didn't get all the jokes & im sure most people won't but it's a good movie. 8/10 for me. My overall favorite was Colossus though. Sure the CGI wasn't great, but cmon this is the first time they got it right with him.

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#26 Posted by RavenVice01 (4388 posts) - - Show Bio

Everything was perfect except Colossus. He was campy and lame. They should hav brought back Cudmore. Man of few words. He let his actions do the talking.

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#27 Edited by JarlaxleBaenre (3 posts) - - Show Bio

Deadpool came in and swept us off our feets, so good. DAT pegging scene, so fucking hot! Move over Marvel Studios, after that shitshow that was AOU. Fox Marvel looks to be taking the title if they continue along with the nitty/gritty side of the X-men OR Marvel Knights for that matter (which i think would be a netflix thing,renamed to the original name Defenders).

5 out of 5 ChimiFUCKINchongas.

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#28 Posted by GBandit (587 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh now you like it, Huh? I been telling people Reynolds was the guy to Play Deadpool for years!

Everyone was like: No! I dnt want Van Wilder to ruin Deadpool, WAH WAH WAH, SHUT UP!

Guess what?! 12 million dollars on a Thursday! It already shattered the R rated movie opening record and sent the Hangover 2 straight to hell! Woooooo!!!

I ve been waiting so long for this fillm!!!!

I WATCHED IT LAST NIGHT AND IM STILL HYPED!

I even made this drawingggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Suck it nerds :P

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#29 Posted by AlwaysBeClothing (277 posts) - - Show Bio

Very fair review, you touched on the things I felt detracted from the movie. At first I felt like I was too smarky for the jokes early on but the film won me over. I would definitely place the movie over either of the Wolverine vehicles.

Only thing I might say is that I found Colossus' look to be fine, but was more disappointed in his character. Though to be fair, I don't know enough about Colossus to know if it was out of character either. He just felt one dimensional, but that's on purpose.

Very solid and very fun movie, great review!

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#30 Posted by Madripoor (1917 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh.

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#32 Posted by Tattacus (2520 posts) - - Show Bio

Loved it despite a couple little things as mentioned already, i.e Weapon X/Wolverine not mentioned, etc. But I can get past that. Too many funny scenes but I think the funniest might have been the baby hand. Gonna go again next week since I get 2 for 1 tickets.

Also, am I the only one who thought the ship from the final battle looked suspicously like a Helicarrier?

That was my first thought too.

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#33 Posted by dauntes_patron (95 posts) - - Show Bio

I have to disagree with you Matt, this movie is as perfect as Deadpool can possibly get. I thought the story was told very well with a lot of substance and still leaving plenty of room for action. I think the switching back and fourth in the story was just fine, we see the typical superhero story so often (regular guy has problems, then gets powers, becomes hero and saves the day) where it takes about 30 to 40 minutes for the audience to finally see the "superhero". So it was a nice switch to have the film go right to the action and into meeting Deadpool in all his glory. Only 2 things bothered me (but not that much because there were some surprises that totally make up for it) 1. There were no voices in his head but currently in his comics the voices are gone so I let it slide. 2. The violence and cursing are fine but what worries me is that they werekinda building for Deadpool to appear in future X-men films but X-men films are PG-13, so are we going to get a completely watered down Deadpool when that time comes? Or are we going to start getting rated R X-men films? (I doubt it)

Maybe I'm too much of a fan but to me this was 6 stars lol.

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#37 Posted by HushoftheWind (1338 posts) - - Show Bio

Deadpool comes out in a bathrobe and makes fun of the audience for still being in the theater and announced Deadpool 2

So he pretty much Ferris Bueller the audience. I am that old?

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#38 Posted by nappystr8 (1548 posts) - - Show Bio

There was one small thing about the way that this movie ended that I felt like it didn't fit with the themes of Deadpool, but overall I was very enthused by how well this movie represented what Deadpool in the comics is, burns and all.

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#39 Posted by kevinwalsh (135 posts) - - Show Bio

"He then makes jokes about how would play the character". I think you mean WHO buddy.

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#40 Posted by the_stegman (40142 posts) - - Show Bio

It was pretty good!

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#41 Posted by JediXMan (42415 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked it.

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#42 Posted by PrimeEarth2016 (244 posts) - - Show Bio
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#43 Posted by PrimeEarth2016 (244 posts) - - Show Bio

I really enjoyed this movie, 4.5/5 from me

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#44 Edited by the_stegman (40142 posts) - - Show Bio

Only complaint is he cursed too much.

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#45 Edited by saoakden (1285 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this movie like the Green Band trailers or Red Band trailers?

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#46 Edited by Avatar_of_Green (3212 posts) - - Show Bio

Wasnt as dirty as it seems, not bad at all.

Good film.

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#47 Posted by TheExile285 (4353 posts) - - Show Bio

Going to see this Saturday. Looking forward to it.

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#48 Posted by DrellAssassin (1028 posts) - - Show Bio

@saoakden said:

Is this movie like the Green Band trailers or Red Band trailers?

Definitely red band, and then some. Trust me, it spares no expense.

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#49 Posted by Mooty_Pass (9840 posts) - - Show Bio

This Movie WAS GREAT!!!!! I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT.

DANG YOU FOX!!!!!!!

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#50 Posted by deactivated-5a04a566e9ae3 (12864 posts) - - Show Bio

Loved it. Colossus was great.