Written by David Strege
Now I waited to see what all the crackpot film reviewers who claim to know a thing or two about movies to write my review on Deadpool 2016. I’m not saying all are but those I’m sure there are opinions you don’t agree with either lol.
When Marvel’s comic book character Deadpool showed up in X-men’s Wolverine: Origins soon after Disney began preparing a stand alone Deadpool film that surprisingly has surpassed Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the box office. Not that the box office is really cared about by fans or the public the film businesses base their success on how much money they make through this process.
In order to Explain Deadpool though we have to start at its origin. Created by artist and writer Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza, Deadpool made his first appearance in the pages of The New Mutants #98, cover design dated February 1991. In the begin Deadpool was not a hero or anything close to being so but as he progressed through later comics he became almost a half hero\half villain a pull to be an aide in helping the xmen and being almost a part of them but also not being able to stop killing and doing bad things lol.
Now I had a problem with Deadpool at first as I enjoyed Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern in a previous role and I wasn’t sure if he could adapt to the role since being one super hero and Van Wilder as I still remember him being just sseemed like a long shot to me at first.
Now I believe the impact of Star Wars: The Force Awaken plays a heavy impact on all film reviewers for those who remember the comics and how he really wasn’t a hero to begin with makes a lot of comic lovers bias about the film to begin with. This being said like said hardcover comic book collectors and lovers of the star wars film seem to make other film critics biased against Marvel’s Most Successful Antihero movie ever made.
Being Tim Miller’s feature film but not his first time working with the marvel universe, the film itself begins in the middle as the man termed as the merchant with a mouth begins to take out like 50 men with guns on a bridge but while the beginning credits role you see no names whatsoever but insults about whoever was behind the film which as I went to a screener here in Milwaukee started the audience out laugh almost to the point where I couldn’t hear the narrative which was Reynolds with his dirty dialogue lol. Now I didn’t find that beginning of the film as funny as the audience and my companion I brought with was getting annoyed because he didn’t understand why they were making so much noise lol.
But apparantly Wade Wilson was an ex military man turned assassin but not just any assassin an assassin to go kill other assassin’s an we see him meet Vanessa played by the beautiful and sexy Morena Baccarin is another assassin at least we assume as all assassin’s tend to meet at a certain bar and keep score.
In any case in between missions they fall in love but right after Wade proposes he learns that he has cancer and reluctantly falls into being an experiment of an underground scientist Ajax’s mutant creations with the ability to heal but horribly deformed.
With the aide of his Bar tender friend and the unwitting help of 3 major X-men attempts to take down the man and crew involved in ruining his life.
Ajax kidnaps Vanessa unbeknownst to Wade in attempts to hold one over on Deadpool and in the end it’s an ultimate battle to save his love.
Now I believe the X-men involved were background for the events that are to come in the upcoming wolverine movie for Deadpool is Ryan Reynolds coming of age film where I really feel he’s comfortable with… though Colossus was relatively great cgi with his German accent and Warhead as a teenager was interesting since you could tell she as well was still learning as Deadpool with his language is definitely a great influence with Colossus trying to convince Deadpool he could still be a hero yet.
Ultimately this film was outrageously comical and fresh being the first R Rated film I believe it has opened doors for the future that censorship drama police of the industry have been trying to prevent for years since ultimately trying to protect the public and thinking that films influence people behavior to an extreme Is bogus. Movies and music aren’t in charge of actions people are…
I give this film a 5 out of 5 star Rating I thoroughly enjoyed the jokes, the dirtiness and the storyline. I felt the X-men’s influence was there but not as strong as I feel it should have been and hope to see more of the X-men in Deadpool 2.
I recommend it for all Marvel fans.
Starring Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/ Deadpool, Karan Soni as Dopinder, Ed Skrein as Ajax, Michael Benyaer as Warlord, Stefan Kapicic as Colossus (voice), Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Style Dayne as Jeremy (Pizza Guy), Kyle Cassie as Gavin Merchant, Taylor Hickson as Meghan Orlovsky, Ayzee as Teen Girl #1, Naika Toussaint as Teen Girl #2, Randal Reeder as Buck, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Isaac C. Singleton Jr. as Boothe, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Justyn Shippelt as Arcade Ticket Taker, Donna Yamamoto as Oncologist, Jed Rees as Recruiter, Hugh Scott as David Cunningham, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, Cindy Piper as Chinatown Merchant, Emily Haine as Whisper Girlfriend, Aatash Amir as Whisper Boyfriend, Chad Riley as Pool Hall Goon, Paul Belsito as Fight Club Boss, Darcey Johnson as Garbage Truck Driver, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Kyle Rideout as Super Soldier #1, Jason William Day as Super Soldier #2, Stan Lee As Strip Club DJ, Ben Wilkinson as No5 Orange Manager, Rachel Sheen as Strip Club Worker (as Rachel Shaw), Paul Lazenby as Flight Deck Guard, Rob Hayter as Bob, Greg LaSalle as Colossus (Facial Performance), Brad Archie as Hospital Doctor (uncredited), Fabiola Colmenero as Guadalajaran Nurse (uncredited), John Dryden as Thug #2 (uncredited), David Hardware as Strip Club Spectator (uncredited), Matthew Hoglie as Strip Club Patron (uncredited), Tony Chris Kazoleas as Fight Club Spectator (uncredited), Michael Neumeyer as Soldier #1 (uncredited), Sean Quan as Ten Year Old Boy (uncredited), Anthony J Sacco as Thug #3 (uncredited), Olesia Shewchuk as Guadalajaran Mother (uncredited), Dan Zachary as Biker (uncredited).