Here is my spoiler free review for DEADPOOL!!
DEADPOOL is the comic-book film we comic-book fans have wanted, have needed, and the film we deserve. It offers the raunchy humor, the bloody action, and the stories we can not necessarily have in other comic-book films.
The film, being Rated-R, actually offers less sex, blood, and language than one would expect from a DEADPOOL film – considering the way Hollywood tends to push these aspects with over-exaggeration.
Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) is an exceptional casting for Mr. Pool, offering mild yet hysterical attacks to his previous roles, while bringing us the “Deadpool” that was utterly ruined in X-MEN ORIGINS. Reynolds brings life to the screen, (and to a film which, quite honestly, should have plenty of “life” to it) in ways which no other actor could contribute with enthusiasm and going with the extra effort we should of all expected anyway.
Morena Baccarin (Vanessa) although having a minor role compared to the rest of the major cast members, added both the beauty and characteristics to match that of Wade Wilson. The writing and acting showed no “forced love”, giving Reynolds and Baccarin the on-screen chemistry we are sometimes unable to see.
Ed Skrein (Ajax) was . . . in my opinion the low point of the cast. Granted I know very little of Ajax in the Deadpool universe, after reading up on this character, Skrein just did not offer the “villain” type for a Deadpool movie. He did not seem as menacing or fierce as one would, or myself, to expect.
Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead) was portrayed with a very different power than what she is given in the comics. I won’t spoil what those powers are, but what the writers brought to DEADPOOL was an entirely new Negasonic Teenage Warhead (known as Ellie Phimister in the X-Men comics). As I mentioned earlier, there was no over-exaggeration of powers and abilities; we did not suddenly have a teen mutant with the powers of Phoenix, Professor X, and Magneto – rather, just a teenage trainee under Colossus with typical teen attitudes and a power ability which kicks ass in the few moments we see them used.
Gina Carano plays the super-strong Angel Dust. Carano gave us a better performance as Angel than in her time during Fast and Furious 6. The character is slightly altered in the film than from comics (longer super strength, no changes to appearance from prolonged use of abilities) but nothing major to dismay us from the true Angel Dust.
And the last major character, Colossus, has been given to us in the size and speaking-accent we did not get to see in previous X-Men films. Played mostly by Stefan Kapičić, (along with multiple stuntmen, voice actor, and animators) Kapičić gives us the Russian Tank we deserved yet again, with an added moral value to counter the metallic menace.
The story slightly jumps back and forth in the first half of the film showing us Deadpool in one moment of time, then past moments leading up to that “current” moment. Some would even say it can compare to the style of Man of Steel’s flashbacks, but no one would complain about the Deadpool flashback sequences, right?
After seeing it just once, I could not identify any plot-holes or continuity erros, let alone any mistakes at all. This has been one of the top-notch comic-book films by FOX which have missed the mark over the years. Seeing many reviews, both professional and amateur, this movie brought us the perfect balance and quintessential film adaptation for Deadpool. There was no over use of language, just one sex scene, one other scene with nudity, no more blood and gore than an episode of The Walking Dead, humor which was neither forced or overplayed, and language which was consistent yet not overused.
In regards to whether you should take your kids to this film, I was first against any “children” seeing this film . . . however, not only is it up the parents’ decision, it really depends on both the relationship between parents and their children, and how open or how much those children may know about . . . certain things. As mentioned, there is not that much “sex”, but plenty of sexual references; language, violence, and the adulterated aspects are pretty much a given of any video game, television show, or typical Rated-R film.
This hilarious, action-packed, merc-with-a-mouth character has finally been brought to the big screen, combining what all comic-book films could not even consider prior to this. My final verdict is a 9.5/10