Anticipation: 5/5 The buzz and hype surrounding Deadpool has becoming deafening!
Final Verdict: 3.5/5 Deadpool is exactly as advertised. Nothing more, but definitely nothing less. VERY FUN, but ultimately forgettable.
Deadpool was a labor of love for everyone involved in making the movie. What makes it fun is that the love seeps off the screen and into the audiences’ seats. The violence (and sex!) is brutal, the banter and jokes are funny and vulgar and the chemistry between Ryan Reynolds and the rest of the cast, but especially Morena Baccarin, is entertainingly palpable.
What makes Deadpool forgettable is that it’s a little too generic in terms of plot. It’s essentially a damsel in distress story (Vanessa doesn’t look like Snow White at all in that glass case? Oh well…) with the added bonus of being morality tale about the prince not needing good looks if he’s found true love. Does that sound like a metaphor for the film itself? Perhaps?
But, I’ve always liked Deadpool as a character and finally seeing him brought to life by the right people really makes the movie worth seeing. Fan service at its best!
Read Little White Lies differing opinion on Deadpool here.
Read The Hollywood Reporter’s interesting breakdown of Deadpool’s marketing campaign here.