Saturday, February 20, 2016

Deadpool



Directed by: Tim Miller
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, etc.
Release date: February 18, 2014

Deadpool is an R-rated and decidedly profane film; a superhero movie that is not aiming to please kids, nor is after their pocket money. As a film, it follows the rules of the superhero genre while subverting it at the same time. Though this is a risky move and could have spelled disaster, Deadpool treats its audience with respect while acknowledging their intelligence. Consequently, it develops into an eccentric mix of awesome and absurd. Undoubtedly the director and writers deserve credit for this, but equally deserving is its lead: Ryan Reynolds slips into tight red spandex and the whacky world of Wade Wilson like it were his natural habitat.