Deadpool

Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
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Film Cast:

  • Wade Wilson / Deadpool: Ryan Reynolds
  • Vanessa: Morena Baccarin
  • Ajax: Ed Skrein
  • Weasel: T. J. Miller
  • Angel Dust: Gina Carano
  • Blind Al: Leslie Uggams
  • Negasonic Teenage Warhead: Brianna Hildebrand
  • Dopinder: Karan Soni
  • Recruiter: Jed Rees
  • Colossus (voice): Stefan Kapičić
  • Buck: Randal Reeder
  • Boothe: Isaac C. Singleton Jr.
  • Warlord: Michael Benyaer
  • Jeremy (Pizza Guy): Style Dayne
  • Gavin Merchant: Kyle Cassie
  • Meghan Orlovsky: Taylor Hickson
  • Teen Girl #1: Ayzee
  • Teen Girl #2: Naika Toussaint
  • Arcade Ticket Taker: Justyn Shippelt
  • Oncologist: Donna Yamamoto
  • David Cunningham: Hugh Scott
  • Chinatown Merchant: Cindy Piper
  • Whisper Girlfriend: Emily Haine
  • Whisper Boyfriend: Aatash Amir
  • Pool Hall Goon: Chad Riley
  • Fight Club Boss: Paul Belsito
  • Garbage Truck Driver: Darcey Johnson
  • Super Soldier #1: Kyle Rideout
  • Super Soldier #2: Jason William Day
  • Strip Club DJ: Stan Lee
  • No5 Orange Manager: Ben Wilkinson
  • Strip Club Worker: Rachel Sheen
  • Flight Deck Guard: Paul Lazenby
  • Bob: Rob Hayter
  • Stripper (uncredited): Victoria De Mare

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Ronna Kress
  • Stunts: Sala Baker
  • Producer: Lauren Shuler Donner
  • Executive Producer: Stan Lee
  • Executive Producer: Rhett Reese
  • Production Design: Sean Haworth
  • Producer: Simon Kinberg
  • Costume Design: Angus Strathie
  • Assistant Makeup Artist: Richard Alonzo
  • Makeup Designer: Bill Corso
  • Producer: Ryan Reynolds
  • First Assistant Makeup Artist: Beth Boxall
  • Executive Producer: John J. Kelly
  • ADR Editor: R.J. Kizer
  • Director: Tim Miller
  • ADR Mixer: David Betancourt
  • Sound Recordist: Tim Gomillion
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Warren Hendriks
  • ADR Recordist: David Lucarelli
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Paul Massey
  • ADR Mixer: Charleen Richards
  • Digital Imaging Technician: Mitch Bax
  • First Assistant Camera: Justin Bergler
  • Original Music Composer: Junkie XL
  • Prosthetic Makeup Artist: Geoff Redknap
  • Stunts: Krista Bell
  • Armorer: Ric Walkington
  • Editor: Julian Clarke
  • Executive Producer: Jonathon Komack Martin
  • Executive Producer: Paul Wernick
  • First Assistant Director: Bryan Goeres
  • Storyboard Artist: Jay Oliva
  • Visual Effects Production Manager: Tom Greene
  • First Assistant Director: James Bitonti
  • Characters: Rob Liefeld
  • Art Direction: Greg Berry
  • Editorial Consultant: Vashi Nedomansky
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Jonathan Rothbart
  • Director of Photography: Ken Seng
  • Second Unit Director of Photography: Roger Vernon
  • Casting: Corinne Clark
  • Digital Intermediate Colorist: Tim Stipan
  • Casting: Jennifer Page
  • Production Coordinator: Julie Sifuentes Etheridge
  • Stunts: Amy Johnston
  • Supervising Art Director: Nigel Evans
  • Prosthetic Makeup Artist: Mike Fields
  • Characters: Fabian Nicieza
  • Stunts: Wayne Dalglish
  • Executive Producer: Aditya Sood
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Vincent Cirelli
  • Costume Set Supervisor: Susan O’Hara
  • Concept Artist: Emmanuel Shiu
  • Foley Artist: Dan O’Connell
  • Additional Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Craig Henighan
  • Visual Effects Producer: Devin Fairbairn
  • Compositing Supervisor: Natalia de la Garza
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Charlie Iturriaga
  • Visual Effects Producer: Robin L. D’Arcy
  • Compositing Supervisor: Martin Lipmann
  • Foley Artist: John T. Cucci
  • Sound Designer: Ai-Ling Lee
  • Music Editor: Ted Caplan
  • Set Costumer: Silke Guglielmo
  • ADR Mixer: Max Greene
  • Supervising Dialogue Editor: Susan Dawes
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Will Files
  • Set Designer: Sheila Millar
  • Gaffer: Drew Davidson
  • Steadicam Operator: Norbert Kaluza
  • Still Photographer: Joseph Lederer
  • Script Supervisor: Susan Lambie
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Jim Brookshire
  • Sound Editor: Benjamin Beardwood
  • Digital Intermediate Editor: Amy Pawlowski
  • Construction Coordinator: Jesse Joslin
  • VFX Editor: Abhishek Chauhan
  • VFX Editor: Arvind Chaurasiya
  • VFX Editor: Omkar Iyer
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Wayne Lemmer
  • Assistant Makeup Artist: David Dupuis
  • Hairstylist: Danna Rutherford
  • VFX Editor: Neil Greenberg
  • Gaffer: Burton ‘Joe’ Kuchera
  • Head Greensman: Dylan Dowd
  • CG Supervisor: Pavel Pranevsky
  • ADR Editor: Laura Graham
  • Animation Supervisor: Pimentel A. Raphael
  • Camera Operator: Dean Heselden
  • Dialogue Editor: Teri E. Dorman
  • Animation Director: Shaun Friedberg
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Ryan Tudhope
  • CG Supervisor: Carlos Anaya
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Pauline Duvall
  • Grip: Miguel Gelinas
  • Camera Operator: Stephen Maier
  • ADR Engineer: Derek Casari
  • Visual Effects Producer: Annemarie Griggs
  • Property Master: Nevin Swain
  • Assistant Hairstylist: Thom MacIntyre
  • Truck Supervisor: Andre Brouwer
  • Makeup Department Head: Monica Huppert
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Alex Burdett
  • Key Makeup Artist: Tanya Hudson
  • Set Decoration: Shannon Gottlieb
  • Second Unit Director: Robert Alonzo
  • First Assistant Sound Editor: Skip Longfellow
  • Senior Animator: Jonathan Macintosh
  • Senior Animator: Stephen A. Buckley
  • Set Dresser: Sean Blackie
  • Grip: Kevin Lheritier
  • Set Designer: Randy Hutniak
  • Matchmove Supervisor: Marc Jones
  • Rotoscoping Artist: Linda Y. Kim
  • Compositing Lead: David Larochelle
  • Casting Associate: Hannah d’Angerio
  • Music Supervisor: John Houlihan
  • Visual Effects Producer: Martin Wiseman
  • Visual Effects Producer: Roopesh Gujar
  • Costumer: Koreen Heaver
  • Hair Department Head: Anne Carroll
  • Helicopter Camera: Richard Roles
  • Key Production Assistant: Trevor Zurkan
  • Costume Coordinator: Kurtis Reeves
  • Ager/Dyer: Briana Scott
  • Assistant Set Decoration: Zoe Jirik
  • Foley Editor: Matthew Harrison
  • Visual Effects Producer: Erika Abrams
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Tamar Shaham
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Tim Weber
  • Conceptual Illustrator: Josue Clotaire Fleurimond
  • Visual Effects Production Assistant: Melanie Murray
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Brittany Montero
  • Senior Animator: Allen Holbrook
  • Stunts: Rochelle Okoye
  • VFX Editor: Guillaume Poulin
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Blaine Lougheed
  • Foley Mixer: Blake Collins
  • Production Accountant: John Catron
  • Rigging Gaffer: Keith Woods
  • First Assistant “B” Camera: Kieran Humphries
  • Armorer: Rob Fournier
  • First Assistant “A” Camera: Doug Lavender
  • Production Sound Mixer: David Husby
  • Foley Mixer: James Ashwill
  • Still Photographer: David Dolsen
  • Boom Operator: Tysen Schieber
  • VFX Editor: Neil Mayo
  • Art Department Coordinator: Teresa Ngan
  • Art Department Assistant: Marc Aubin
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Michael Mew
  • Set Costumer: Erin da Roza
  • Set Costumer: Amy Schilbe
  • Camera Operator: Sasha Proctor
  • Camera Operator: Mark Cohen
  • Rigging Grip: Adam Bunz
  • Rigging Grip: Herb DeWaal
  • Rigging Grip: Daryl Makortoff
  • First Assistant “C” Camera: Jeff Sayle
  • First Assistant “D” Camera: James Claire
  • Animation Director: Jan Philip Cramer
  • VFX Editor: Luke Botteron
  • First Assistant Editor: Matthew G. Carson
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Teresa Berus
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Patrick Thomas O’Rourke
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Sammy Shikaze
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Dipankar Sarkar
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Cole Darby
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Sara Bourque
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Thibaud Galbois
  • Compositing Lead: Wesley Cronk
  • Prosthetic Designer: Andy Clement
  • CG Supervisor: Richard Sutherland
  • Assistant Editor: Brian Zwiener
  • First Assistant Camera: Sean Elliott
  • Seamstress: Roma Wnuk
  • CG Supervisor: Oded Raz
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist: Holland Miller
  • Key Grip: Finn King
  • ADR Voice Casting: Johnny Gidcomb
  • Compositor: Garrett Wycoff
  • Boom Operator: Millar Montgomery
  • CG Supervisor: Andrew Zink
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Alex Wang
  • Assistant Makeup Artist: Brittany Fontaine
  • Digital Imaging Technician: Clark Birchmeier
  • Best Boy Grip: Colin Robson
  • Dolly Grip: Gil Forrester
  • First Assistant Director: David Klohn
  • ADR Recordist: Chris Chae
  • Matchmove Supervisor: Jin Yong Kim
  • Stunts: Atlin Mitchell
  • 2D Supervisor: Alexandre Cancado
  • Electrician: Alex Montano
  • Foley Mixer: Roberto Dominguez Alegria
  • Grip: Julian Chapdelaine
  • Hairstylist: Ailsa Macmillan
  • Production Coordinator: Bliss McDonald
  • Animal Coordinator: Ian Doig
  • Lighting Technician: Ronald Richard
  • CG Supervisor: Laurent Taillefer
  • 3D Generalist: Lenora Acidera
  • Grip: Jesse D.E. Young
  • Third Assistant Director: Karin Behrenz
  • Third Assistant Director: Scott Kukurudz
  • Visual Effects Producer: Annie Cliche
  • Dolly Grip: Nicholas Dent
  • Matte Painter: Nicolas Donel
  • Digital Compositor: Jérôme Foucout
  • Digital Compositor: Trevor Moniz
  • Compositor: Troy Ramsey
  • CG Artist: Jorge de Jesús Pérez Alba
  • Lighting Technician: Richard Macdonald
  • Visual Effects Production Manager: Julie Kubbillun
  • Matchmove Supervisor: Etienne Poulin St-Laurent
  • Lighting Technician: Trevor Steeves
  • Set Costumer: Michael Tamayo
  • Casting Assistant: Emma Sands-Milsom
  • Digital Effects Supervisor: Justin Johnson
  • CG Supervisor: David ‘Rudy’ Grossman
  • Best Boy Electric: Rob Brady
  • Senior Animator: Keith W. Smith
  • First Assistant Hairstylist: Diane Holme
  • Compositor: Brian Fortune
  • Compositor: Michael Yates
  • CG Supervisor: Sebastien Chort
  • Visual Effects Production Manager: Darnie Galloway
  • VFX Lighting Artist: Ryan Duhaime
  • Electrician: Jason Tidsbury
  • Set Costumer: Cat Mudryk
  • Electrician: Christian Schauz
  • Stunts: Natasha Denis
  • Grip: Shane Nasmith
  • Assistant Property Master: Jerry Staar
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Pankaj Sonawane
  • Matte Painter: Dhamindra Jeevan
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Wayne Brinton
  • ADR Mixer: Andy Stallabrass
  • Digital Effects Supervisor: Paul George Palop
  • Property Master: D. Martin Myatt
  • Casting Associate: Jessica Cameron
  • Compositing Supervisor: Woei Lee
  • Pipeline Technical Director: Alan Fregtman
  • Pipeline Technical Director: Marie Fétiveau
  • Pipeline Technical Director: Laura Kwan
  • Pipeline Technical Director: Jean-Christophe Morin
  • Pipeline Technical Director: Jordi Riera
  • Pipeline Technical Director: Carine Touraille
  • Pipeline Technical Director: Adam Wierzchowski
  • Visual Effects Production Assistant: Catherine Maillette
  • Visual Effects Production Assistant: Ève Giordani
  • Visual Effects Production Assistant: Philippe Bienvenue
  • Rigging Grip: Chris Cristobal
  • Rigging Grip: Adrian Netto
  • Second Assistant Director: Dan Mansfield
  • Sound Assistant: Juniper Watters
  • Rigging Grip: Ian Gariepy
  • Carpenter: Clive Joslin
  • Lead Animator: Frankie Stellato
  • Second Assistant Director: Eddy Santos
  • Matte Painter: Éric Hamel
  • Compositor: John Brennick
  • Grip: Marco Correia
  • Grip: Milton Ng
  • Graphic Designer: Sally Hudson
  • Second Assistant “A” Camera: Dan Morrison
  • Dolly Grip: Damien Giles
  • Dolly Grip: Stu Carl
  • Grip: Jon Jovellanos
  • Rigging Grip: Jeremy Goodrick
  • Second Assistant Camera: Spencer Ennis
  • Production Accountant: Tina Dawson
  • Digital Compositor: Marie-Ève Gélinas
  • Foley Mixer: Jack Cucci
  • Compositor: Joseph Silva
  • VFX Lighting Artist: Kerry Graham
  • Visual Effects Producer: Ravindra Tamhankar
  • Digital Compositor: Reuben Barkataki
  • Compositing Supervisor: Shervin Shoghian
  • Digital Compositor: Nguon Vissal Ong
  • VFX Lighting Artist: Veronique Levesque
  • Matte Painter: Francois Croteau
  • Pipeline Technical Director: Julien Dubuisson
  • Visual Effects Production Assistant: Marc-André Roy
  • Assistant Makeup Artist: Sven Granlund
  • Compositing Supervisor: Mark Casey
  • Compositing Supervisor: Sean Heuston
  • VFX Artist: Bruno Gagné
  • VFX Lighting Artist: Samuel Jacques
  • Digital Compositor: Carlos Guillén
  • Matte Painter: Heather Abels
  • Visual Effects Producer: Abbigail Keller
  • Compositor: Kory Juul
  • VFX Editor: Abraham Thomas
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Charles Tait
  • Rotoscoping Artist: Rob MacBride
  • Digital Compositor: Juan Fermin Maldonado
  • Visual Effects Production Assistant: Sarah Elizabeth Howe
  • Key Production Assistant: Corbin Heide
  • Digital Compositor: Eric Larivee
  • Visual Effects Production Manager: Marie-Ève Authier
  • Third Assistant Director: Rhonda Taylor
  • Second Assistant “B” Camera: Rodrigo Carcamo Parga
  • Extras Casting: James Forsyth
  • CG Artist: Andy Martinez Calzadilla
  • Compositor: Sören Volz
  • Compositing Lead: James Waterson
  • Assistant Accountant: Jessica A. Gihon
  • Generator Operator: David Goyer
  • Pilot: Steve Gray
  • Second Assistant “D” Camera: Scott Cozens
  • Digital Compositor: Julien Hery
  • Payroll Accountant: Shannon Harron
  • Second Assistant “B” Camera: Joshua Marcoux
  • Grip: Kyle Hou
  • Associate Producer: Thane Watkins
  • Modeling: Kui Han Lee
  • Second Assistant Camera: Jordon Baker
  • Assistant Editor: Michelle Gold
  • Third Assistant Director: Benjamin Cairns
  • Grip: Marc Nolet
  • Construction Foreman: Hugo Mallory
  • Set Dresser: Kelly McLeod
  • Assistant Makeup Artist: Neal Kennemore
  • Digital Effects Supervisor: Nick Booth
  • Rigging Grip: Alex Reno
  • VFX Artist: Phylicia Feldman
  • Translator: Bárbara Morelos-Zaragoza
  • VFX Artist: Komal Dogra
  • VFX Artist: Rajnish Kumar
  • Senior Animator: Brad Lincoln
  • Grip: Charles Koetke
  • Assistant Property Master: Damon Bebee
  • CG Artist: Jonathan Fleming-Bock
  • Compositor: Andrew Shanks
  • VFX Artist: Luis Barquero
  • Property Buyer: Keej Mullen
  • Makeup Artist: Cindy L. Larsen
  • Compositing Lead: Mark Joey Tang
  • Lighting Technician: Tony Richardson
  • Lighting Technician: Robin West
  • Visual Effects Producer: Kumar Gaurav
  • Second Assistant “A” Camera: Salomon Saade
  • Props: Paul Wagner
  • CG Supervisor: Thomas Hullin
  • VFX Artist: Alana Douglas
  • VFX Artist: Kosta Lagis
  • Compositing Supervisor: Ben Morgan
  • Best Boy Grip: Mike Hrycan
  • Digital Imaging Technician: Chris Bolton
  • Digital Imaging Technician: Luke T. Campbell
  • Electrician: Kai Lydgate
  • Grip: Obedi Daniel
  • Grip: Shane Kjar
  • Grip: Denis Marcotte
  • Lighting Technician: Josh Holmes
  • Lighting Technician: Matty Reed
  • Lighting Technician: Laura May Taylor
  • Lighting Technician: Chris Unsworth
  • Rigging Grip: Danielle Bowerbank
  • Rigging Grip: Andrew Kearney
  • Second Assistant “C” Camera: Sean Cooke
  • Second Assistant Camera: Preston Cook
  • Second Assistant Camera: Michael Grant
  • Assistant Property Master: Ina Brooks
  • Carpenter: Marty Adamski
  • Carpenter: Jason Dampier
  • Carpenter: Richard Elder
  • Carpenter: Mario A. Jones
  • Carpenter: Richard Tremblay
  • Concept Artist: James Paick
  • Props: Fiorino Corsi
  • Props: Miho Yamamoto
  • Set Dresser: Molly Carney
  • Set Dresser: Kelly Santbergen
  • Set Dresser: Rachel Terry
  • Set Dresser: Leah Wiebe
  • Standby Carpenter: Matthew L. Eisenhauer
  • Storyboard Artist: Alexander Lozano
  • ADR Recordist: Jay Shilliday
  • Colorist: Jaan Spirka
  • 3D Generalist: Benoit Bourgoin
  • CG Artist: Jason Funk
  • Compositor: Patrick Louie
  • Compositor: Rowan Young
  • Compositor: Yvonne Oh
  • Compositor: Ravi Deula
  • Compositor: Daniel Luke Orr
  • Digital Compositor: Tadeusz Chmiel
  • Digital Compositor: Jeremy Ezekiel
  • Digital Compositor: Julien Klein
  • Digital Compositor: Christian Morin
  • Digital Compositor: George Wharton
  • VFX Lighting Artist: Karen E.M. Hulse
  • VFX Lighting Artist: Vladimir Isailovic
  • VFX Lighting Artist: Biagio Figliuzzi
  • Matte Painter: Francine Almeida
  • Pipeline Technical Director: Amaury Matu
  • Rotoscoping Artist: Amirah Busairi
  • Rotoscoping Artist: Gabriel Giguère
  • Rotoscoping Artist: Katie Williams
  • Rotoscoping Artist: Gareth Thomas
  • Rotoscoping Artist: Tarquin Vosper
  • Roto Supervisor: Bryan Vizcaya
  • Senior Modeller: Anto Juricic
  • Visual Effects Producer: Abhishek Kumar
  • VFX Artist: Sonia Bass
  • VFX Artist: Vamsi Krishna Chilamkurthi
  • VFX Artist: Gary Christian
  • VFX Artist: Mauricio Cruz Alvarez
  • VFX Artist: Ruy Delgado
  • VFX Artist: Eduardo Dioses
  • VFX Artist: Roberto Genito
  • VFX Artist: Lina Hum
  • Assistant Accountant: Veronika Skarlandtova
  • First Assistant Accountant: Christopher J. Green
  • Key Production Assistant: Greg Choi
  • Key Production Assistant: Demi Karina Chew
  • Key Production Assistant: Murdoch MacNeil
  • Production Coordinator: Rachael Kent
  • Set Medic: Todd Rogers

Movie Reviews:

  • huy.duc.eastagile: A funny movie with a romantic love story.

    Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool.

    The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. With help from mutant allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

  • Wong: I actually enjoyed the movie so much that i’ll recommend it to all my friends, at first i didn’t really want to watch it because i’m not into super hero movies at all, but i did anyway, i mean people were talking so much about it i had to see it myself and what an awesome choice i made. The good thing about this movie is that Deadpool is a hero but in a very comedic way, you don’t usually expect comedy from a superhero film but this one was full of comedy and the way they treated the plot was amazing, it was there, humor was there in every scene, even when there was fighting or romance or any other scene, the writers managed to add comedy everywhere in a very good way that’ll surprisingly make you want to watch it again, and again. Thank you for taking the time read my review and if you’re asking yourself if you should watch this movie, it’s a definite Yes.
  • Reno: > So this guy in the red suit came and broke some records…

    I was not a Deadpool fan and I’m still not, but like any superhero films I’d pleasure watching it. The other reason was, we had other superheroes in our time, so this guy is kind of new to me. It was a stunning launch to the big screen for the Deadpool as well as for this new director. This film was merely an introduction tale than a fully stretched story. Like how a human becomes a mutant and later who seeks a revenge for ruining his natural life. But it yet to explain a couple of things and I hope it all will be revealed in its sequel.

    I am happy for Ryan Reynolds to get another chance, because his previous comic book character did not received well. I certainly liked the film, but nowadays there are plenty of superheroes to choose, in that, Deadpool’s not in my top 5. So I am happy he joined the ‘X-Men’, because I never liked the boring ‘X-Men’ films or its characters, but I do love its spinoff ‘Wolverine’. I’ll definitely look forward for his solo films like ‘Wolverine’.

    This film broke a few records like the best box office so far for an ‘X-Men’ installment. A short film with the present and flashback narration shared the screen piece by piece alternatively. This was a strong R rated film so far I have seen in a superhero theme and there were plenty of other films referred. No offense to the people who liked it (and those who are going watch will do the same), but in my personal opinion it was a bit over-celebrated.

    6½/10

  • talisencrw: Though I have always been a DC enthusiast, I was intrigued by the idea of the Deadpool movie, and knew I’d end up watching it (I probably see 70% of DC films that are released and maybe 20% of Marvel ones). I enjoyed its definitely postmodern approach–and wish Reynolds’ Green Lantern movie had one-tenth the humour and charm that THIS film had.

    It’ll be very interesting to see how comic-book movies are affected, both short- and long-term by its massive success.

  • mattwilde123: This film was very funny. Ryan Reynolds was made for this role. The innuendos did get a bit much though.

    It was well written and the direction was very good but it did go into a territory that it was trying to make fun of. I got bored of all the action hero conventions after a while.

    ★★★½

  • jamitchell1509: As a comic book fan, I was fairly dubious about Deadpool’s cinematic outing. I wasn’t altogether sure that a film that would obviously have to be fun, self-referential and self-aware could also be able to talk about a character who not only becomes seriously ill, but also struggles to keep a grip on his sanity well enough to do the character justice.

    When I watched the film, it was clear that I had been over-thinking. Perhaps the makers of the film had thought the same as me. Perhaps they thought that trying to be lighthearted and slightly dark at the same time would be like trying to keep too many balls in the air. I say that because the issue of Deadpool’s sanity, or lack thereof, is only touched upon. If that is the case, I think it is quite a clever decision in a ‘let’s not try to run before we can walk’ kind of a way. If not, Tim Miller has still given us a very enjoyable film, in which, Ryan Reynolds shines as an extremely good comedic actor.

  • Gimly: After what I honestly think is the best promotional & viral marketing campaign a film has had, probably ever, the Deadpool feature film is finally here! And it’s… Alright.

    I always try to manage expectations with these things, but after the aforementioned advertisements as well as multiple critics I highly regard the opinions of raving about it (John Campea of Collider for example gave the film his seventh 5-out-of-5 in his entire career) and my well-documented appreciation for the character of Deadpool, not to mention it’s higher MPAA rating, there’s only so neutral you can be going in. Still, I don’t think my own personal biases had me too overhyped for Deadpool, I think I can fairly lay the lion’s share of my underwhelming experience at the film itself.

    I should start out by saying that I didn’t dislike Deadpool, I’m giving it a positive rating, and I recommend that people go watch it. Three stars for me is not a low score at all, I am glad I watched the movie and would happily watch it again, this is not a scathing review; Ryan Reynolds has tried his hand at the comic book film no less than five times, and of those five movies, Deadpool is inarguably the best.

    Also worth noting that among those other four films, Ryan Reynolds was not the problem in them, but they were all truly bad movies.

    The way in which Deadpool is done is pretty impressive, we get all the gore-laden action, R-rated comedy, quip-havery and fourth-wall-breaking you could want from a feature of his own. There are lots of meta-references to previous work to the past failings of both Reynolds as well as the Fox Studio itself. It’s non-linear. It’s 100% non-serious, almost a comedy before an action film. It’s like the 22 Jump Street of the superhero genre. Stylistically, it’s a completely fresh comic book movie.

    Which is why the complete juxtaposition of how unbelievably generic the actual plot is, is so jarring. It’s not only completely unoriginal, it’s sometimes downright bland. The “how” is great, but the core of the “what” feels completely uninspired, and these two aspects clash up against each other very unpleasantly.

    Points go out to the work done between Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin, although the majority of their characters’ relationship is montaged through, the actors themselves had a great on-screen chemistry. I’m also totally on board for a Deadpool sequel (which has been greenlit) or seeing Deadpool show up in other X-franchise properties. But that doesn’t mean I can give Deadpool a pass on the things that didn’t gel for me.

    63%

    -Gimly

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