Deadpool is “EVERYTHING” but dead!

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“Deadpool” is one of those films that under sold and over delivered. With incredible action, tear-dropping comedy and explosively satisfying visuals Marvel and Fox have given the audience an impulsive presentation in 108 minutes. The film is genius, from the beginning where the opening credits scroll through a freeze-framed chaotic scene of violence between Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and Ajax’s (Ed Skrein) henchman to the end where Deadpool decides to pay homage to “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Realistically, it’s humor and fight scenes do justice in helping fans forget about the tasteless attempt at bringing the character to life in the 2009 blockbuster “X-Men Origins: Wolverine;” Seeing how Fox mutilated the hysterical mind that is Wade Wilson seven years ago and comparing him to his identical comic book counterpart let’s us know one thing: both Marvel and Fox have been listening to the negativity and taking notes.
As far as performance goes, the film’s actors displayed ups and downs. Ryan Reynolds, of course, stole the show; however, after his performance as DC’s Green Lantern and his earlier attempt to take on Wade Wilson, Reynolds had a lot to make up for. Needless to say, Reynolds has erased all doubt that he can’t take on a superhero role.
With a mixture of “in your face” sarcasm and fighting skills to match, the character of Wade Wilson is finally brought to life flawlessly. Skrein’s “Ajax” is another example of sewing together the ideal villain: the guy nobody likes, completely unpredictable, and in Deadpool’s fashion, easy to make fun of. Skrein shows that his character can have his comedic feats, but when it was time to get serious so did he. Morena Baccarin’s role as Wade Wilson’s love interest, Vanessa Carlysle, however, was kind of back and forth. Baccarin’s character starts off as this mysterious punk chick who is unforgiving in her approach and deadly with her finish; towards the middle of the film, her character loses that spark that made the audience fall in love with her. It’s obvious that Deadpool would stay the same throughout the years they have been together, but for Carlysle (Baccarin) to transition from the cold-hearted, sexual comic to the funny and playful sweetheart makes the character uneasy and a little dry. Then there are the characters whose position just seems unnecessary. While Colossus (Stefan Kapičić) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead’s (Brianna Hildebrand) characters entertaining, absolutely; were they supposed to be main entries in this film to show how Deadpool connects to the world of the X-Men, Absolutely not. Don’t take it wrong; both X-Men brought more action to the table, yet their entrance in the film and how Deadpool knows both of them comes off as rushed and forced. Remember when Deadpool came in after the credits and spoiled that “Cable” would be in the sequel? Colossus and Warhead should have as well.
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4.5 out of 5
As for Gina Carano’s role as Angel Dust, her character is one where I wish I heard her speak as much as she fought. Her character, in my honest opinion, comes off as the pretty, sexy, feminine character who is there just for appearance and to show off how tough she is; there isn’t anything in the film that forces the audience to wonder if they want to see more of her or if she should have been in the sequel. As great as Gina Carano is, she is very underperformed in this film.
All in all, “Deadpool” is powerful and humorous, but it is easy to get lost in the comedy so much that it makes you forget about the actual story; the comedy comes at a fast pace so much that it will leave you wanting more and you won’t even realize that you still need to appreciate the film. The comedy and the action is top notch. The performances from the cast, however, are 50/50. Although, the positivity of the film overshadows its faults by 80 percent and it is a film that is highly recommended that should be seen twice. As an end result, “Deadpool” delivers.

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