Published On: Fri, Feb 12th, 2016

Review : Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin)


Release date : Feb 12, 2016 Rating : 3.5/5

Director : Tim Miller

Producer : Ryan Reynolds, Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner

Music Director : Tom Holkenborg

Starring : Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein

In a world where superhero movies are dark and gritty, Deadpool comes as a breath of fresh air and creates immense buzz. Let’s now see how the film turns out to be.

Story :

Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a mercenary who spends his time in protecting teenage girls from stalkers. One day, he meets an escort Vanessa Carlysle (Morena Baccarin) and they become romantically attached.

One Day, Wade suddenly collapses and is diagnosed with multiple organ cancer. He forcibly leaves Vanessa to undergo an experiment to cure his cancer. Without his knowledge, he is secretly injected with a special serum by Francis Freeman/Ajax (Ed Skerin) and tortured for days.

When Wade is strapped into an airtight chamber, it triggers a healing factor that removes his cancer, but severely disfigures his face and skin in the process. He escapes from the secret laboratory, but as he cannot come to terms with his complexion, he keeps himself away from Vanessa.

With the advice of his best friend Weasel (T.J Miller), he becomes a masked vigilante named “Deadpool” and starts attacking various syndicates.

Plus Points :

Deadpool is a classic anti-hero film. Ryan Reynolds is a revelation and utters snarky dialogues that entertain the audience to the core. He lives and breathes the part of Deadpool.

A sharp, sarcastic torrent of profane comedy is the main highlight and keeps the movie racy and a treat to watch, especially due to the short duration which never makes us feel like its getting mundane. Morena is a treat to watch and is very beautiful. Ed Skerin as the antagonist impresses big time. TJ Miller as the sidekick is good.

The story and deadpan dialogues drift completely from the usual formula used in superhero movies and this turns out to be the biggest highlight of Deadpool.

Marvel should be applauded for taking the movie on a completely new path compared to the regular run-of-the-mill superhero movies that are churned out.

Minus Points :

Due to the excess amounts of profane comedy and adult-rated content, the censors cut a little too much which deviates the audience. Since the whole movie is specially about a rebel superhero who is an anti-hero, the censor cuts spoil the fun that forms the crux of the movie.

Also, the movie’s story is a little complicated with many flashbacks and subplots which may seem cumbersome.

The film also has raunchy scenes, nudity, excessive profanity and extreme violence which might not go well with all. People expecting a normal movie based on a comic book will be disappointed.

Technical Aspects :

This is Tim Miller’s first feature length film. He is better known as a visual effects artist and it’s evident in his direction how much he knows about this field. He highly succeeds in his directional debut. The way the movie was handled by Tim is surprising and entertaining.

As with most Hollywood flicks, CGI is realistic and admirable. Editing is sharp and sets a great mood for this comic entertainer. The short runtime is another positive thing to note.

As already said, the dialogues end up being the star of the film. Camera work is excellent and the screenplay keeps the movie racy and interesting. Casting is another department that succeeds with an almost perfect ensemble of actors.

Verdict :

This is unlike any superhero movie seen before. It’s definitely not for the faint-hearted and those who are easily offended. It’s a fresh take on the comic book movie genre, breathing life and vigour. This is definitely a must watch for any movie lover. Rating : 3.5/5

Reviewed by Sathvick Yerneni