Deadpool Review: The foul-mouthed love story you cannot miss!

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Okay. Let’s get straight to the point. Let’s get right to the bottom of that great ass fitted in that tight red spandex. Deadpool is a great movie. It’s a delight for those who enjoy superhero shenanigans. For those who feel that the superhero movies have become monotonous, Deadpool has the potential to give a break from that stale routine. It was a much needed change from the superhero genre in general. The build of this movie is average but it has a really good central performance. The movie has a very clever script to which Ryan Reynolds does complete justice. Reynolds has pretty accurately portrayed such a beloved character which had a lot of expectations among people.

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‘Deadpool’ had a lot of excitement among fans which is understandable as the marketing for this movie had been out worldly good. “You’re probably thinking ‘This is a superhero movie, but that guy in the suit just turned that other guy into a fucking kebab.’ Surprise, this is a different kind of superhero story.” This movie doesn’t have the bling of a typical superhero movie. The fight scenes are smaller and the superpowers are not that glamorous. Deadpool is not someone who is portrayed as some savior who is supposed to protect the world, as the only thing he cares about saving is his face which looks like cottage cheese (or as Miller puts it “testicles with teeth”). His weapons of choice aren’t any mighty fists which kill no one. He is not bound by any principles or rules which restrain him from doing anything. He clearly abides by his slogan of “With great power comes great irresponsibility”. He doesn’t mind soaking his swords with enemy blood. He isn’t afraid to dirty his hands. He’s basically a good guy who’s also a bad guy. One really remarkable quality about Deadpool is that he is able to break the “Fourth Wall”. In lay man’s language, he knows that he is in a movie as a result of which he interacts with the audience. This ability of Deadpool lets him openly talk about anything and everything and this self-awareness allows him to mock, hate or love the genre he’s trapped in.

 

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Right from the opening credits to the post credits (that the Marvel movies are famous for), a wonderful job has been done by T.J. Miller. The movie is an origin story going into flashbacks. It is a story of Wade Wilson, a dishonourably discharged soldier turned mercenary turned cancer patient turned mutation experiment project turned hauntingly ugly turned Deadpool. Wade Wilson is happily in love with his girlfriend, Vanessa, when he is diagnosed with cancer. With no hope to survive, he becomes a part of an experiment by Ajax aka Francis whose brutal experiments turned him into the indestructible and the ugly pain in the ass deadpool he is today. Thereby, the story is about his revenge with Ajax. But what really holds this movie together is Deadpool’s irreverence and his ‘Don’t Give a Fuck’ attitude.

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Deadpool seeks to make fun of its own genre mainly by pointing out how lame and silly superheroes can be. Ryan also trolls his part in Green Lantern by asking to not make his super-suit green or animated. Also, many references have been made to X-Men. At one point, when told he’s being taken to see Professor X, he  responds: “Which one? Stewart or Mcavoy?”. The vulgar humour and the junk in this movie is what exactly accounts for its charm. The movie doesn’t exactly match the rebellious personality of Deadpool as one can witness in comics. Deadpool is a fun character, but to accommodate his larger than life personality, a funnier movie is required. Despite this, the movie is very well put and is definitely worth watching. In my opinion, it gets a 3.5 out of 5 rating.

 

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Ojaswini Gagneja (UILS, PU)

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