Friday, February 12, 2016
#JustaQuickiePlease: Deadpool Review (Spoiler Free)
From start to finish this is one of the best Marvel films to date mixing edgy humor with gritty drama and a heaping dose of chaotic violence creating a recipe of sheer, non-stop, geektastic enjoyment. For starters, it contains one of the best opening credit scenes in cinematic history and Marvels best ever end credits sequence; one that I can't imagine, they will ever be able to top. Reynolds is in love with this role and that is evident in every word spoken during every scene which he absolutely owns with a feral dominance. He is Deadpool and no one could bring him to life in a more thoroughly engrossing and entertaining manner. Miller provides pitch-perfect timing as the comic relief of the flick, as if Reynolds needed an assist at all, with his relentless biting, in your face, laugh out loud, one-liners, sarcasm, and 4th wall breaking dialogue. The remaining cast does an excellent job but is undeniably eclipsed by Ryan's incarnation of this comic book icon. The effects are near flawless with one slight complaint; Colossus' presence is so CGI that it is overtly noticeable CGI. My only other criticism is the excessive nudity, which could have been left out without hurting any aspect of the overall impact. With those out of the way, there is nothing more to complain about. This movie pulls you in and doesn't let go until its final second. Absolutely not for the kiddies with language, comments, and sexuality that breaks any ceiling that existed before like a katana through plate glass. 4 out of 5 Kernels: The Merc with a Mouth delivers in a way that forever establishes this feature as one of the greatest comic book movies of our time.