written by Souranath Banerjee
A potent cocktail of laughter and violence, both in extreme degree!
My Ratings: 4.2/5.
Blade: Trinity, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Green Lantern, R.I.P.D. were all the comic book movies that Ryan Reynolds was previously part of, but none of them was as ‘Bad ass. Smart ass. Great ass.’ as his latest one – Deadpool!
As the character Deadpool says at one point of time in the film “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.”
Indeed a different kind, and I would also add that Deappool is probably the only superhero movie that manages to become a spoof of other superhero films; as there are numerous gags that teases other superhero characters throughout the film.
When Mr.Wade before getting mutanized into Deadpool requests ‘And don’t make the suit green. Or animated!’ it is of course a direct hint of Ryan Reynolds’s earlier superhero avatar Green Lantern that
didn’t work too well for him (nor for us for that matter).
But Deadpool, after a long time it is safe to say that we have a decent enough comedy flick that tickles in the right places.
Except, of course, in a few brutal action sequences between Ryan Reynolds and Ed Skrein that actually makes you flinch with the sheer intensity of violence, but then again the humor kicks in just when you least expected.
With a few out-of-the-box X men characters, like the low budget huge 3D mutant full of wisdom Colossus (voiced by Stefan Kapicic), the teenage girl Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and on the other side we have the sadistic Ajax (Ed Skrein) and his lady-sidekick Angel Dust (Gina Carano) – the film remains refreshingly super-heroic.
And then Ryan Reynolds’s performance gives the film that extra wackiness it so needed. I feel Reynolds is one underrated actor or probably his choice of films never really clicked earlier, but Deadpool is right on target. His chemistry with Morena Baccarin and T.J. Miller in the film is just perfect.
Directed by Tim Miller, damn witty, seriously funny, a bit of indecent slapstick, even vulgar at times, but more importantly, almost always successful in making you laugh.
The first comic-book-adopted flick of the year 2016 and a job hilariously well done. Totally go for it.
Poster courtesy: www.impawards.com