Directed by: Tim Miller
Written by: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand
Runtime: 108 min
Based upon Marvel Comics' most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), 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.
We've seen this character before, and it didn't go well (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), so I didn't know exactly what to expect from this movie. Actually, this was probably the superhero that I knew the less, I didn't know exactly what his powers were or how was he created, but with all the (fantastic) advertising for this film, I got excited ... I did some research before watching this movie, I went prepared, and I have to say: I loved every single second! It was great, I got home and wanted to know everything about this character!
The fact that this film was released in February was already something different and unusual. It's perfectly aware of the enormous amount of superhero movies that we're getting. Every couple of months we have a new superhero film, and even if it's awesome to see our childhood heroes on the screen, the scripts start to be very similar and it can become unexciting.
Deadpool's script is, by far, the best attribute of this movie. People come out of the theatres and they're all excited about all the action and how cool the fight scenes were (like in all of the superhero films nowadays), but the script is phenomenal! It's super funny, rude, sarcastic and they didn't back off ... They had no problems saying things that we usually only think of and never say it out loud.
They constantly break the fourth wall to remind us of the state that movies are in today and that's brilliant. I love when Deadpool makes fun of Ryan Reynolds failures throughout his career or of actors or films that aren't from comic books, it's just awesome! Also, the opening credits scene it's incredible, one of the best this year for sure!
Tim Miller's directing is pretty great: the movie is fast-paced, the action is well shot, without shaky-cam, and the CGI is perfectly used, especially with the character Colossus. Everything looks clear and flows seamlessly (few cuts), which proves that you don't need an enormous budget to make a really great-looking film.
The only aspect that could have destroyed this movie was, like most of the time, the love story. It could have been just a plot device so that Deadpool could save the love of his life, or it could make us not care that much about the relationship and Vanessa (Morena Baccarin)... However, they handle this story like they treat the rest of the film, with sarcasm and rudeness, and that made this story so much better and entertaining.
The acting is excellent, the soundtrack is terrific, the movie was incredibly hilarious and Ryan Reynolds was born to portrait this character! Ed Skrein, who plays the villain in this film, could have done something more to be more interesting, but he works well for the movie's plot and as Deadpool's revenge target, which was what this film needed him to be.
Is this movie going to be nominated for a bunch of Oscars? No. Is it a cinematic masterpiece? No. Is it the perfect Deadpool flick? Hell yeah!