Monday, April 15, 2024

Movie Review : DeadPool



Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, 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


  • Excellent performance by Ryan Reynolds . His potrayal of Wade Wilson/Deadpool was fantastic .
  • Tremendous action sequences . Employing playful visuals and using pretty much every camera technique available; it never feels repetitive and the pacing is close to perfection.
  • It had a fresh story-line ,as it is not usual ,’world is about to end unless we do something’ ,that we get from most Super Hero movies .


  • The crude humor was a bit excessive at times.


Wade Wilson/Deadpool: ‘Let’s dance…and by dance I mean kill each other!’

Deadpool: ‘[Trying to come up with his name] CAPTAIN DEADPOOL!… Okay, just, just Deadpool.’

Deadpool: ‘Okay guys, I only have twelve bullets, so you’re all going to have to share!’


DeadPool has to be one of the best Super Hero movies I have watched in a very long time . Recent Super Hero movies have been increasingly catering to a younger audience , so the final product comes out kid friendly and watered down .This tends to alienate older fans of the genre . Well , DeadPool is here to save the day . This movie caters for a more mature audience . It has actual violence ( people getting their limbs and heads chopped off) , some off-colour humor , and the “Hero” is no goody-two-shoes .

Ryan Reynolds was the perfect actor to play the role of Wade Wilson/DeadPool . His quick witted humor perfectly matched the character ,and it was portrayed naturally . The “fourth wall” being broken here and there was refreshing and added to the movie . ( Speaking directly to, otherwise acknowledging or doing something to the audience through the TV screen is known as “Breaking the fourth wall”) 

The story-line was simple and straight forward , abit predictable ,but not in a bad way . What makes this movie great is its realism , it is not over-the-top like some Super Hero movies tend to be .

DeadPool is a must watch movie for everyone…..just leave the Kids at home .



5 out of 5

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  1. 1000 years from now some humans will find a set of comic books and believe Superman was real……they will form a cult and everybody will worship the “S” on his chest.?

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