Deadpool - This is a Self-Aware Review Title

Deadpool - This is a Self-Aware Review Title

Deadpool is a generic superhero movie with a fresh coat of red paint that spells out a profane word.

It's fun.

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So... wait for the Director's Cut?

I m glad to hear that they went generic with the love story. I'm a big fan of their Valentines Day promo. The lameness of the premise should be as tongue in cheek as every other aspect of a Deadpool movie. Looking forward to it, and love the title, BTW.

I watched it yesterday and I think that the only actually bad part of the movie is inclusion of Blind Al. And it is not because I don't like her character, or her portrayal in this movie (quite the opposite on both accounts) but because I feel that scenes with her were added to make the movie longer. Maybe directors cut will make me change my mind.

Everything else? I got what I hoped for and didn't get what I was affraid off. I watched a great movie with gory and exiting combat, a lot of dumb, low brow but funny jokes, rather nice story and believable love story with good chemistry between Wade and Vanessa.

In short, if you just want to watch fun action movie that doesn't feel sterile like many other modern ones, then you'll probably like it. Just don't expect Oscar-worthy material.

P.S. Can someone please remind me what was the name of Ajaxes henchwoman? She was cool and I want to maybe read more about her.

Pretty much the general consensus I've seen from reviews so far: it certainly isn't a bad movie, but there was definitely room for improvement.

RJ 17:
Pretty much the general consensus I've seen from reviews so far: it certainly isn't a bad movie, but there was definitely room for improvement.

production on the sequel has been confirmed by the director and Reynolds so they'll hopefully fix it

I pretty much loved it (it's the perfect Deadpool movie) eventhought I expect the meta humours to turned out differently (I was expecting a direct 4th wall break at the end like Wanted). Also while I agreed having Colossus and the teen was somewhat generic (villains was lame too) but I went LMAO at the joke stab about them ("Why can I see the only two in the mansion? Maybe the studio production can only afford two casts!"). Also the intro was hilarious too! It would had been great if Wolverine had made a cameo but it look like they were staying away from the source as much as possible (they never mention Weapon X and the two X-men were kinda generic as if they weren't part of the other X-men movies cast).

Also I was quite suprised that the film length was only 100 mins, I usually expect two hours plus from a Marvel movie but yet again Fox owned Deadpool.

Oh one more thing, was part of the film set in China (the part when he was going to meet his girlfriend again but the strangers seeing his face is disgust put him off)? I still don't see why it was banned in China.

Lastly was the guy that Deadpool spared at the end was Bob as in Bob: Agent of Hydra? I could of sworn he said Bob.

EDIT- I kinda suprised that it's a 15 in the UK and oh, turns out that there was an end credit (read online) scene but it nothing special than 4th wall humour.

I enjoyed it, but yeah, the flashback amount did annoy me a bit. Interested to see the directors cut, hopefully it improves the film.

This review makes me look even more forward to it. Nothing would be worse than a Deadpool movie that took itself too seriously, but I had a good feeling from Reynolds regarding it anyway. The reviewer stated what I thought as well, this is possibly one of the most natural fits for Ryan Reynolds that there could be. Hal Jordan was also a good fit... but the writing was horrendously bad in it.

The missus and I had a right good laugh when we went to see it, as did the rest of the theatre we were in. Essentially what Matt said but with a more positive spin.

Mister K:
P.S. Can someone please remind me what was the name of Ajaxes henchwoman? She was cool and I want to maybe read more about her.

Pretty sure that was Angel Dust.

Scarim Coral:

Lastly was the guy that Deadpool spared at the end was Bob as in Bob: Agent of Hydra? I could of sworn he said Bob.

Yes, it was Bob, and I laughed at that moment. Though his knocking Bob out makes me wonder if he put him far enough away to not be crushed by the you-know-what (that totally isn't a you-know-what stolen from the MCU) falling down.

I want to see this right now!

I havent watched it yet, mainly because my 50 year old aunt wanted to watch it with me.

From the review, and from my own knowledge of Deadpool, this is not a film you watch with any of your relatives. Maybe at most your siblings and cousins. But no one else.

Anyway, I heard this film had a super low budget as comic book movie budgets go, so I have a feeling this is why there was not much action and it was shorter than some expected.

Hopefully, the already greenlit Deadpool 2 will be an improvement over the first.

I'm both surprised and not surprised at the amount of children [with their parent(s)] that were also watching this movie along with me, my friend, and a bunch of happy couples... and, I think, everyone had that one standout quote that made them laugh the loudest...

Other than that, this was a very quotable movie... and I fucking love it even more for making me feel that way...

I think I would give this movie a solid 8 or 9 out of 10. So slightly higher than Marter. I'd certainly put Avengers, the various Captain America movies, Iron Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy above this as a movie. However, it did what it set out to do and what I wanted it to do. It's certainly better than Man of Steel, but that may not be a fair comparison.

The movie was violent and funny. There are plenty of jokes and fourth wall breaks and that's was what I wanted. And Ryan Reynolds owned this character. He is Deadpool, much like other people in the MCU.

Hell, even the opening credits are funny.

My only complaint is that we won't get to see him opposite Chris Evans as Captain America or any of the other MCU cast members unless Fox and Marvel come to some agreement. Though, they may be able to do something. Just look at the climax of the movie.

Also, I was really hoping they would make the reference they made in the after credit scene. I was blown away that they actually did. That alone makes me love it even more.

Not gonna say much that hasn't been said by the review or you other chimichanga loving mf's other than this is a "perfect" film. In which I mean, there were tons of noticeable issues like plot and character development, and not every joke is funny (but I promise you'll find something that is going to make you laugh every time you think back to it). But dear god, if this isn't a fine example of a film where the makers knew and appreciated everything we like and gave us all said things in a nice little red, black, and bloody package, then I don't know what can make you happy, Other than more perhaps more.

Its kinda weird how they mention Blade 2 when Blade is a part of the Marvel universe

Saw it last night with a bunch of friends. Every one of us liked it quite a bit, even the two people who hate deadpool as a character. My friend who loves deadpool loves the movie. Very solid, I recommend it.

I've seen a few reviewers saying it didn't have enough action, honestly I thought there was a good amount. The movie certainly never felt like it was dragging.

My favorite thing in the film was the very minor subplot involving the taxi driver.

Just saw it I liked it for the most part but the romantic subplot dragged the movie down for me. Reynolds did nail the part he was Deadpool and I am glad they went R rated. The only other let down was the Deadpool didn't have much of a fight scene with Gina. Colossus is too much of a boy scout to make the fight entertaining and it felt kinda weak. DP quiping about her while fighting her would have made a great fight.

Edit:Did anyone get the trailer for the film that looked like a FPS? That could either be a great vg-ish film or horrible.

Marter:
Deadpool - This is a Self-Aware Review Title

Deadpool is a generic superhero movie with a fresh coat of red paint that spells out a profane word.

It's fun.

Read Full Article

So all in all it's Deadpool with a glint of the old deadpool being deadpool.

And you're bringing up things like "cliche" god you must hate yourself.

What are you even doing on a site where gamers and comicbookreaders gather with this kind of review?

Darks63:
Just saw it I liked it for the most part but the romantic subplot dragged the movie down for me. Reynolds did nail the part he was Deadpool and I am glad they went R rated. The only other let down was the Deadpool didn't have much of a fight scene with Gina. Colossus is too much of a boy scout to make the fight entertaining and it felt kinda weak. DP quiping about her while fighting her would have made a great fight.

Edit:Did anyone get the trailer for the film that looked like a FPS? That could either be a great vg-ish film or horrible.

That movie look monumentally awful. It looks terrible to watch, terrible to direct, and is only going to make parents get pissed about video games again. I dare say it appears to have no redeeming qualities at all.

OT: 8/10. Hilarious at parts. Solid action scenes. Not perfect, but tied for the best Fox/Marvel film (First Class).

Saw it and was laughing my ass off the entire time. It's also amazing how this movie makes a far better on-screen couple than most straight-laced superhero films. With how amazingly well it's doing at the box office I hope this makes studios branch out with comic book adaptations and do more comedic or mature-slanted works. Also, we need more Negasonic and Ed Skrein makes a surprisingly convincing villain.

Seen it. Here's my 19-word review: "Embraces its source material, doesn't try to be anything more than what it is, and is better for that."

Scarim Coral:
Oh one more thing, was part of the film set in China (the part when he was going to meet his girlfriend again but the strangers seeing his face is disgust put him off)? I still don't see why it was banned in China.

That would be the Chinatown in one of several possible cities (I don't think they ever specify which city the bulk of the movie takes place in), and the movie was filmed in Vancouver and Victoria, Canada.

Saltyk:
Hell, even the opening credits are funny.

The opening credits perfectly encompasses the tone of the film, including "the real heroes here."

Bob_McMillan:
From the review, and from my own knowledge of Deadpool, this is not a film you watch with any of your relatives. Maybe at most your siblings and cousins. But no one else.

Actually, if your significant other enjoys action movies, I think it's a great date movie. Despite the relationship between Wilson and Vanessa being mostly illustrated through a few brief scenes and a montage, it comes off as a real relationship rather than as a forced one.

In my opinion 60/100 I might be very critical but I'm comparing it with a ton of movies. The movie was mostly good it captured the character of Deadpool but it doesn't does him justice as I wanted.

Too much drama for a Deadpool movie, I expected more comedy and more action instead of the "sad" generic backstory.

AGAIN: This is my opinion.

I've been... holding off on this movie. At the least I'm very cautious about going to see it. Maybe some people here can help me out with my quandry.

See, the kind of Deadpool I like is the tragic, insane anti-hero. The one who tries to be a good person but just monumentally fucks up. The one who cracks jokes simply to keep him going. The one that is commonly done now is the whacky 'lolsorandum I can make pop culture references' then he goes and stabs some skateboarders.

So I ask: Is this Deadpool quirky lolrandom or is he more of a tragic character?

Maybe I'm just a dull killjoy.

JemothSkarii:
I've been... holding off on this movie. At the least I'm very cautious about going to see it. Maybe some people here can help me out with my quandry.

See, the kind of Deadpool I like is the tragic, insane anti-hero. The one who tries to be a good person but just monumentally fucks up. The one who cracks jokes simply to keep him going. The one that is commonly done now is the whacky 'lolsorandum I can make pop culture references' then he goes and stabs some skateboarders.

So I ask: Is this Deadpool quirky lolrandom or is he more of a tragic character?

Maybe I'm just a dull killjoy.

Eh... I would be lying if I said that it was a complete balance of both... At least the movie is self-aware enough to not have the "lolsorandom" moments overshadow the fact that Deadpool's getting revenge on the dude that may nor may not fix his face on top of taking his female copycat, personality-wise, of a lover and, for the most part, he's making sure that nothing and no one gets in his way on getting that particular satisfaction... all while the movie weaves in the fact that Wade's always been the anti-hero doing the "right thing" for the right price...

Overall, he still does the whole "making references while killing" shtick, but the movie doesn't just do that and calls itself a comedy... Although, given this particular user's opinion...

Lazule:
Too much drama for a Deadpool movie, I expected more comedy and more action instead of the "sad" generic backstory.

I'd say you'll find [some] enjoyment in this movie regardless of the "lolsorandom" moments...

Now I see the multiple references holy moly in this movie. The movie is very complete but after the credits it says whats up... The budget.

The thing is the movie had all the essential characters but couldn't use their source material/powers, etc. Because of the budget.

FPLOON:
I'm both surprised and not surprised at the amount of children [with their parent(s)] that were also watching this movie along with me, my friend, and a bunch of happy couples... and, I think, everyone had that one standout quote that made them laugh the loudest...

Other than that, this was a very quotable movie... and I fucking love it even more for making me feel that way...

I lost it when he broke both of his wrists and said "all the dinosaurs feared the t-rex." This movie was way better than I had expected. Sure, it has its issues, but I think it nails everything important. Even the opening credits was great! How often do you actually enjoy sitting through opening credits?

I hated it! I was dragged to the theaters by my cousin, and knew nothing about the movie or Deadpool other than he was a guy with a mask that looked like he has underpants on his head, was crazy or something, and some people said the movie was good. The film started off promising with the amusing stereotype credits and then plummeted the second Deadpool opened his stupid mouth. His voice was incredibly grating, and every line he had was just lolrandumb. Ugh. It was probably the least funny movie I've seen... probably since the last time my cousin dragged me to a comedy. There was pretty much nothing to like about the film, it was vulgar trash and nothing more. The effects were okay, I guess, same as every other blockbuster movie. Whoopdee doo!

Lazule:
Now I see the multiple references holy moly in this movie. The movie is very complete but after the credits it says whats up... The budget.

The thing is the movie had all the essential characters but couldn't use their source material/powers, etc. Because of the budget.

The granny he lives with and the guy at the bar are also direct references.
They made a new origin for his name based on the old origin which is also nice (it's not exactly the same but that is due to other plot circumstances).

Lazule:
In my opinion 60/100 I might be very critical but I'm comparing it with a ton of movies. The movie was mostly good it captured the character of Deadpool but it doesn't does him justice as I wanted.

Too much drama for a Deadpool movie, I expected more comedy and more action instead of the "sad" generic backstory.

AGAIN: This is my opinion.

your opinion is influenced by not being familiar with Deadpools original story whilst mine is influenced by actually being familiar with it.

This means you might have missed several nuances and were expecting the wrong "Deadpool" to show up, that's why Reynolds tells you this is not a kids movie, because it's not the childrens version of Deadpool but the more mature older version, which is fine but due to tropes being overplayed everywhere you won't experience Deadpool the same and you will not want to look beyond it so much to see how it alters those things and goes against it in satirical form at times.

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Politrukk:
After actually having watched the movie I say they should just scrap you of your post as a reviewer at the Escapist.

Your review is shallow, shallower than the plot of Deadpool you fail to see the grittier side of Deadpool, the callbacks to old writers and the older character and the fact that whilst not being serious he actually takes himself serious at the same time.

I guess you are one of those people that caused Deadpool to develop into the moron he is in the comics these days because you simply were too dumb to understand what was really going on.

Regardless of the rest of the content of your post, I can't figure on any reasonable excuse by which you'd think this was an acceptable way to address someone. You've been warned about this before, consequently I have imposed a ban.

Further actions of this nature will attract more severe penalties.

 

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