26 May, 2016

Movie review: Deadpool

I'm changing this a bit, so there will be a plot described and, of course, there will be spoilers. My impressions will also contain spoilers as I'll comment some specific scenes of the movie. If you don't want any spoilers, but would like to hear my opinion, head down to recommendation. I'll start with some basics information about the movie.

Info: So, Deadpool is a 2016 movie starring Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson aka Deadpool, Morena Baccarin as Wade's girlfriend Vanessa, T.J. Miller as Wade's best friend Weasel, Karan Soni as the taxi driver Dopinder, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus, Ed Skrein as Francis/Ajax. It came out on the 12th of February as an 1 hour and 48 minutes of comedy, action and adventure.

Plot: We learn that Wade is a former member of Special Forces and has killed 41 people there. Now he has a new "job" beating up bad people. As he said it: "I'm a bad guy who gets payed to fu*k up worse people." On his new job, he meets Vanessa, a girl that is pretty much him in a female version. They spend 45 minutes of playing games and having fun. Eventually, they do end up together and the compilation of their intimate moments together ends up with a marriage proposal. It looks like everything is going well, until Wade finds out he has a cancer. Weirdly, there's a man who knows about his disease and offers an alternative method to cure him. After initially refusing the offer, he accepts it, but is soon faced with the weirdest "hospital". He is there tortured to activate his mutant gene. After all sorts of torture methods, he's finally a mutant that can regrow parts of his body and heels really fast. Unfortunately, his skin is burnt and he basically looks really creepy. After finding out what has happened, he's determined to find Francis (Ajax as he likes to call himself) who made him that way. As Francis was also a patient there, he has no feelings, including pain. He wants to go to Vanessa, but is scared how she's gonna react so he goes to his best friend Weasel who makes some awful comments about his looks, but encourages him to approach Vanessa. In mean time, Ajax kidnaps Vanessa wanting Deadpool to come so they could have a final fight. Deadpool joins with Colossus, the metal super big human-like hero, and Negasonic Teenage Warhead, teenage girl who has some fire superpowers. They eventually take down and kill Ajax and Vanessa and Wade are reunited.

Impressions: I loved that this movie is not typical. There's a weird and funny intro, there's interaction with the audience and the hero is actually a bad guy you love. I hated the torturing scenes and scenes where he cuts his own hand and it grows back (creepy? gross?). I also hated the scenes of actually killing people because they're more gross that I expected. I loved, however, the humor, the snarky comments Wade always makes, interaction between him and his best friend. Also, there's a line when Wade says Ryan Reynolds got this far only because of his looks, which I found pretty great. What also attracted me to the movie is the voice of Stefan Kapičić, as I've seen him before and I like him.

Recommendation: You have to know there's a lot of swearing, killing and torturing people, nudity and sex scenes. I usually watch action movies and there's lots of killing, but cutting heads off in the middle of the street, squashed bodies and cut hands up-close was a bit much. Also, seeing Ryan's burnt face is hard to watch. But (!) it's a great movie. It's funny and not typical "hero" movie. I loved the dialogues and side comments. Also, there's a romance plot in between all of these, so there's really something for everybody. Just don't expect Deadpool to be your typical good guy hero.

Have you watched Deadpool? What are your thoughts?

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