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Fast, funny, and gleefully profane, the fourth-wall-busting Deadpool subverts superhero film formula with wildly entertaining -- and decidedly non-family-friendly -- results.
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Watching the film is like sitting at dinner with a teen-ager who believes that, if he swears long and loudly enough, he will shock the grownups into accepting him as one of their own.
Flamboyantly vulgar and determinedly self-referential, Deadpool has the shape of a superhero movie but the soul of a Danny McBride flick.
Deadpool is obnoxious and puerile and infantile and has an irritating meta tone so snide that it's constantly in danger of nullifying the entire movie -- and I still got a pretty big kick out of it.
It's fun for a while, and then it all becomes deeply disheartening, because calling attention to the more businesslike mechanics of superheroics isn't subversive when you're also playing right into them.
It seems less irreverent than self-congratulatory.
Deadpool is everything that Hollywood has raised audiences to believe heroes are not: crass, selfish and with a vocabulary that would have made George Carlin blush.
What makes Deadpool a very, very special member of the Marvel Universe is that he rides that Bugs Bunny plane of existence where he has a direct, ongoing conversation with us, the audience.
This movie is funny. Like, REALLY funny. In fact, I'd call it the funniest big-budget superhero movie that we've seen.
He [Ryan Reynolds] has created a character that is charming, funny, snarky and uncouth with an edge of smugness, yet thanks to the dynamic charisma of both actor and character you are immediately drawn to him despite his faults.
The best elements center around Reynolds and Baccarin, who both do great work in this one.
Deadpool as a character is big and loud and borderline obnoxious so the movie around him does a great job of being small and focused, letting him steal the show.
It is a nice change of pace that brings plenty of laughs and a bit of originality to the Marvel universe.
Deadpool is the most asinine superhero ever. His character is insufferable, and the story structure is clunky. Sound, costumes and acting are better than usual, but I don't understand why anyone would claim to have enjoyed watching this bipolar fantasy.
Some jokes were good, but most of them were juvenile sex jokes on the order of "That's what she said", and most unforgivably--two of them were well-known old chestnuts, the one about the brown pants and the Thanksgiving and Christmas legs. Solid, fairly creative action scenes but at times too gory for me, especially with Wade Wilson's vulnerable skin disfigurement. The boyfriend coaxed me to watch this on the plane, and I'm just glad I didn't pay to see this.
Okay for what it was. I don't really like this type of movie.
Foul and fun as all hell. Reynolds is indeed God's Perfect Idiot as the anarchic, motor-mouthed regular-guy-turned-disfigured-vigilante-crimefighter.
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