Contains possible spoilers, don’t read if you don’t like that sort of thing
So yesterday I managed to finally get to watch Deadpool with both of my wonderful partners. First things first, if you read my Legend review, you will remember that I have a problem with how depressing the nachos are in Cineworld. Well I finally remembered that I didn’t like them and got the popcorn, YAY!!!
Right from the start they started off with jokes, using the introduction to give out one liners as opposed to saying who was in the film. Now whilst this was funny, I then had to spend an hour and 48 mins trying to work out who the actors actually were.
Now I’m going to be totally honest, whilst I loved the movie (and I really did) I was disappointed in one thing. It actually wasn’t as violent and gory as it had been hyped for. I had felt personally that it was far more comedy then action, which is fine, I just wasn’t expecting it.
Secondly, I’m glad one thing got answered for me. If you cut of a limb, how long would it take to regenerate. Also, being stuck with a tiny hand does make things look twice as big. Though after the scene whilst he was talking to his blind house mate, I am now questioning whether masterbating with a tiny hand that’s growing nerves and tissue would be actually painful. A question I never thought would fill my mind after leaving a cinema.
Thirdly, the whole Ajax thing. As a character he was an asshole, there was no proper back story that explains why he’s such a dick. At least with a lot of villains you get almost a reason as to why they are such fucking tools? Did his birth name really piss him off that much, he had to auction off mutants ?
Of course Stan Lee is in the movie. His cameo is really obvious to spot in this film.
As for Deadpool himself, Ryan plays him really fucking well. He makes the character really relatable. Well pretty fucking relatable to me anyway. He is sarcastic, bitchy and most of all human which for being turned into a mutant is a pretty hard feat to still show. I know Ryan has said that he wants Deadpool to have a boyfriend in the next movie, and whilst I think that would be a wonderful idea, I don’t know how he’s going to do it. There was so much emphasis on his girlfriend that they would literally have to kill her off in order for him to start all over again. And she seems like to much of a likable character to be murdered without people throwing a shit fit.
I also felt that the x-men cameos were also there quite literally just for the ending. They were funny, and they had great lines but honestly they served no purpose until right at the end, or technically at the beginning, though if they were not around then we wouldn’t have had the whole story, ajax wouldn’t have been able to escape and he would have been dead within half an hour.
However I would like to say, that even with these criticisms I really did enjoy the film. It was really entertaining and funny. I can’t wait for it to come out on DVD, where I hope there will be more bits that were not shown at the cinema.
Thank you for reading