The best thing about ‘Deadpool’ is that the makers and the marketing team established what kind of a film it would be right from the start- a funny, fast and not-so-heroic superhero flick. And the same happens even when the movie begins- it sets the mood right from the opening credits calling Reynolds as God’s Perfect Idiot, director Tim Miller as An Overpaid Tool, Ed Skrein as British Villain and Morena Baccarin as Some Hot Chic! Here’s why the movie is a fun watch:
Star Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapicic and Stan Lee.
Director: Tim Miller.
Producer: Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg and Ryan Reynolds.
Claps For: Ryan Reynolds, Dialogues, Screenplay and Direction
Slaps For: India’s Censor Board for clearing up certain words which take away the fun of the humorous sentences.
What’s New: A very different and funny end-credit scene (which is worth-the-wait) from the usual Marvel flicks.
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Story: Wade Wilson, a former Special Forces operative works as a mercenary in New York and lives with his girlfriend Vanessa. His world turns upside down when the evil Ajax tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool, the superhuman with accelerated healing powers, during the mutation experiment which Wilson enrolled for in order to cure his Cancer. With help from mutant allies Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus, Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Performances: All you superhero movie lovers, if Iron Man is Robert Downey Jr., Spiderman is Tobey Maguire and Wolverine is Hugh Jackman for you, then its time you add face a to Deadpool- of Ryan Reynolds. Yes, the actor nails it big time and proves that no one could have done it better than him; and no one might even be able to replace him in future. It was surely a big gamble for him after the debacle of ‘Green Lantern’ but the gamble surely pays off as the goofy and always-talkative Deadpool who breaks the fourth wall, keeps interacting with the audience and makes them laugh. Yes, a man with no face but only the perfect voice tone and body language to keep all entertained. He is the show stealer.
Ed Skrein, or the alternate replacement for Jason Statham, does a good job as the villain Francis.
Morena Baccarin looks hot and does a fab job too.
T.J. Miller is a treat to watch as Wade Wilson’s brutally honest friend.
And yes, there is a special cameo by Stan Lee too! *yayyy*
Direction: Deadpool is filled with creativity and humor in nearly every scene- be it a part of the movie or the opening and closing credits. And the credit for that truly goes to the entire team, the writers and first-time director Tim Miller.
The movie is a fast paced one and doesn’t take much a of a time to establish itself as a funny one that would make fun of everything- be it the X-Men, a black lady or Deadpool himself!
And even though the movie is filled with humor, the intense and the romantic scenes do not look out-of-place when they appear.
Neither did the makers intend to make it a clichéd superhero movie nor do they present it in such a way. Do not expect any out-of-the-box storyline and theories that would destroy the world or larger-than-life VFX along with hardcore background music. But expect what the makers have promised- complete entertainment.
Combo-On-Offer: Humor + Superhero Action + Drama + Romance
Verdict: We give the movie CLAPS for being different from the clichéd superhero flicks.