Ever since Ryan Reynolds showed off his abs in Blade: Trinity, the internet has been all in a huff trying to get someone out in Hollywood to let him star in a Deadpool movie. Well, after 12 years of furious typing, the moment of truth for forum-dwellers everywhere has arrived. Personally, I’m excited for the long-gestating film, but I’m also well aware that Fox is probably dumping it in February for a reason.
I’ll just jump out and say this right away, Deadpool is a great flick. It’s exactly what the world was hoping it would be – a very self aware R-rated romp that’s centered around a violent, smart-ass, fourth wall breaking anti-hero – and I’m certain that everyone is going to dig it. Bang. The end. No need to continue on unless you just want to read more of my ramblings about the film.
Oh you stayed?
Here’s what I especially liked about Deadpool – it’s loaded with enthusiasm. As we all know, director Tim Miller and star Ryan Reynolds have been trying to get this little dream project of theirs off the ground for a long time, and their high level of excitement from finally getting the chance to do so really comes across on the screen. Even with an obviously tight budget, everything about Deadpool – the characters, the dialogue, the action, the way it all looks, whatever else – pops and crackles at every turn. It’s truly an infectious film, one that sweeps in and effortlessly snatches you right up. I can’t wait to see it again.
One Last Thought:
Ryan Reynolds should only star in Deadpool films from here on out. That way we can all be spared from the crap he usually signs on for. I mean, seriously, name me five good movies that he’s been the lead in. Hell, name me three.