May 11, 2016

Deadpool | The corny movie review by Navin

Deadpool
This movie was advertised as a movie you must watch with your significant other on a romantic outing. But the trailers didn't have anything romantic about it. So I had to see what the fuss was all about.


Deadpool (an unlikely name that Ryan's character chooses off the fly) is a result of an rogue experiment gone awry. Loosely playing on the 'Now I have lost count of the mutants on X-Men' franchise, Deadpool breaks the fourth wall to tell us how he was created and why he does the things he wants to do.
What follows is a elaborate, yet slightly messy choreography of flying bullets and random car parts. The initial fight sequences are a gore-filled mix of Kill Bill, Kick-Ass and X-Men, coupled with enough dick and butt jokes to make your conservative girlfriend/boyfriend (or your parents, if you were silly enough to bring them) squirm.

Make no mistake, Deadpool isn't a Mrs Doubtfire. It is a movie you watch once and chuckle about for a few hours later. It isn't the regular Marvel fare in that it doesn't have a 'Life as we know it is going to end and we have to save humanity' sort of calamity.
While the plot is very 'down-to-earth', and it is a movie that you will admit watching and wouldn't recommend others to watch. Infact Deadpool is that movie you will want to watch on DVD (or torrents for the thrifty among us) and then regret having spent precious money (or bandwidth).

Ryan Reynolds is a good actor. I've watched him in Two Guys and a Girl, Definitely, Maybe, The Proposal and the very forgetful Green Lantern where he did a fairly good job with comic timing and oodles of charm. Maybe choosing a guy who was once voted Most Beautiful to play a character whose face has been mutilated and scarred beyond recognition was a gamble but it appears to have paid off in the movie.
As the remorseless villian, Ed Skrein does an excellent job at most times. I just hope he doesn't get typecast as the villian and gets to do other kinds of roles as well.
For Ryan, this was a much better outing than the Green Lantern but for the folks at Marvel, it could be a franchise if played right.

My Rating: 5

What does the rating mean?
0-4  : Not worth your presence in the same zip code as the TV/Theater.
5-7  : Err... the movie is pretty, but it's definitely missing something. A storyline, that is.
8-10: 'Drop-the-dishes, stop-the-sex, jaw-dropping, that-is-incredible' 2 hours of movie experience
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