Deadpool. Guys I must say that after seeing this movie last week I'm still on a bit of a high at how great it was. Mind you, it's no Dark Knight, but it was never made to be that. This movie was a hard sell kick ass comedy with gore and romance all wrapped up in a Superhero sandwich that Deadpool shoved down his pants without a moments hesitation. Yes, that's what Deadpool is and that's why a lot of people who have seen it are going wild over it's very existence. Now I'm not some Deadpool expert or even at heart a mega Deadpool fan. Well after I saw the movie I'm definitely a huge fan now but before a big part of what got me into Deadpool was what I found out about him online. Before around 2014 or so I didn't really have an idea of who the hell Deadpool was. Deadpool? Is that a horror movie? Is the pool killing people? Are people being murdered and their bodies placed in a pool by the killer as a calling card? In short just a few years ago, about this hero, I knew jack.
Please Note: From this point there will be SPOILERS. So yeah if you don't want even the slightest spoiler getting to you.... You have been warned. Now on with our regularly scheduled program.
From out the gate the movie had an amazing start. Getting right into the action from the get was the best choice. You knew from early on that this aint no Superman type of hero and he and Batman would have words on his violence level. Captain America needs to be after Winter Soldier at least to be able to get past a trailer. Sorry but we all know that some traditional people can't handle gore. Thankfully I am not one of them. Though I had some issues early on with Starz' Spartacus. There are some limits guys. I do have some. But Spartacus kind of killed a few. YEAH!
Plus this movie went so far into breaking the fourth wall that even the names scrolling at the bottom for the actors were not names. Will not say what here but if you want some quick cliff notes on the types of characters in this movie. Do not glaze over reading those nice words that pop on screen. They're hilarious. Also I loved that a number of the cool Easter Eggs in this movie were easy to catch and enjoy. Now I aint no Easter Egg hunter (sorry but I'm busy enjoying the movie), especially with movies like Age of Ultron (which was really good but overcrowded. I didn't have time to search for no damn easter eggs, I needed to keep up) and Captain America: Winter Soldier (ended up seeing this when it came out on Starz - back when our cable had it before it was removed and we found out they stole it- and felt like a complete asshat for missing this thrill fest in theaters. Like I'm searching for Easter Eggs with all this amazing hero action on screen. Forget being polite, get the fuck out of here).
Also this movie was definitely meant to be Rated R. Even I as a Deadpool newbie was excited about that prospect and boy was I not disappointed. Though I'm not so excited that now Fox wants to make a R rated Wolverine. WTH? While I agree that Wolverine is a violent character, Fox has pushed him on screen as PG-13 and got a lot of kids in the mix. Giving them the middle finger because Deadpool did well is not cool. I'm saying this at age 31 with no damn kids in sight. I can't imagine the seething parents with Wolverine kid fans. Be safe Fox, be very safe. Plus in Jamaica kids can't see adult movies even with a parent. Not kidding, it's taken very seriously in my country what kids watch at the movies. Moving on. From the gore, to the lewd talk and even the sex scenes. Everything was done in such a masterful way that no matter how vulgar it got this movie is a work of art to anyone wanting to see how a gorey movie can also be an amazing one with great writing.
As a writer I must say I really appreciated the dialogue as well how well the movie scenes were done. This movie left nothing to chance and every single scene has a point. Clearly both the screen writers and director really went in ready to make a lean mean fighting machine of a movie. There was no lagging and again vulgarity even when present was used effectively to move the story along. Sure violence galore is not necessary for a movie to be good. But it was essential for Deadpool. Is this movie perfect. No. But is it way better than a lot of others out there? Hell yes and with a budget under 60 million a lot of other movies with much bigger budgets that were done like crap should be ashamed. Looking at you Gods of Egypt. From the reviews it seems pretty clear that even without white washing you would still be pretty terrible. No, I have not seen it and yes I'll say from reviews alone that the movie was terrible. Same goes from Norm of the North (guys Chris Stuckman on Youtube said even kids were groaning in the theater. Kids!). Not something I'll do often but really bad movies deserve to be called out on. People pay to see these things, give our eyeballs some respect.
The villains and heroes in this movie were both great. Ajax got called out for having a detergent name. Thank goodness because I thought...bleach? That's what your evil name is? But yeah he's still a bad ass a-hole like he's meant to be. Angel Dust aint no angel and this lady villain puts a number of movie rendered female heroes to shame. Elektra you have been dead to me since that movie. Done. No the upcoming Netflix version does not raise my confidence but I will say the actress seems to be doing well in that role and does justice in the trailer. That's a huge give from me and I enjoyed the Daredevil movie. Yeah, I did and saw it in theaters. Had enough sense to see Elektra movie at home and it was still a waste of my damn time. Kid you not all I remember literally from my brain is a grainy thought of how terrible the CGI was and my brain just saying it sucked. Can't even remember the plot (was there one?) or anything specific. Yup, my imagination drunk some Ajax to wash that out. Fell in love with Netflix Daredevil at episode nine. Okay now I'm way off track.
Negasonic Teenage Warhead is the female superhero of this movie and another bad ass who will not disappoint those looking for tough non-traditional heroines. Folks this girl aint no Barbie and can kick Angel Dust's ass even when Colossus is having a hard time doing so. Also she has that goth like teen attitude that just rocks on screen. Not the poser kind, that one sucks. Hell even Vanessa Carlysle who plays Wade's girlfriend in this movie is bad ass and an awesome character to boot. Not the background or cookie cutter girl she goes to the mat for both her man as well as herself. Colossus, oh man what can I say. Love him but he's like a Marvel character lost in a rated R film. In a good way though. He just wants to get Deadpool to turn from killer vigilante to good guy and really does make an effort to do so even when he has to get heavy handed. The guy even tries to be light handed on Angel Dust. Angel Dust folks. If you watched the trailer you saw how bad an idea that this. That chick don't play and even after he was super nice to her in a certain scene and she thanked him...you guessed it, she hit him again. I will laugh my ass off if these two somehow hook up in a future movie or something. They are just so wrong for each other it's perfect. Wade Wilson as anti-hero/vigilante Deadpool spits in the eye of Marvel anti-hero Loki (who I love but damn Deadpool goes all out). He makes it clear he's not a good guy from before he even gets experimented on and transformed into what will be Deadpool. Killing is not an issue for him though he's not exactly shooting kids on a playground. Hey we have to give even anti-heroes limits. Loki will kill an innocent old man, Deadpool won't. Plus smaller characters like Wade's best friend Weasel and his roommate Blind Al shined in their parts. Even taxi driver Dopinder was in the mix. Who makes taxi drivers memorable in superhero movies? They're usually like the phone booth Clark Kent used to change in back in the back. Who cares, I want to see Superman! But no, the movie Deadpool wants you to remember just about everybody and heaven help us, you do. In the most positive kick ass way possible.
The only negative I can say. *Gasp* No, no, the movie is amazing and breaks the fourth wall and all that glorious sense of movie glory. But I have to say it kind of tricked those looking for a pansexual superhero. I'll go as far as saying it baited some people from the LGBT community, hell even the LGBTQA who were looking for a non-heterosexual superhero. No that was not what I was looking for but I did kind of want to see where that claim was going. So while it didn't take away from the wonderful movie that Deadpool is, I think promoters and actors need to be more careful about what they promise. A Wolverine fondling joke does not count. It was hilarious but no. So I'm all good with Deadpool, I had to put this out there because I have read where some movie goers were upset.
So I highly recommend it and thanks for reading Movie Love. See you Wednesday.