I’ve loved Deadpool’s star, Ryan Reynolds’s sense of humour and comic timing ever since his television sitcom days in Two Guys, A Girl & A Pizza Place (1998-2001). Fast forward to me watching the first Deadpool trailer in 2015 and there I was with reason to be excited.
Generally speaking, my enthusiasm for the superhero genre has been decreasing steadily in recent years. In other words, for me to get excited about another new superhero franchise, it’d better be refreshingly different somehow.
Besides the movie’s much spoken about uncensored expletives, repeated breaking of the ‘fourth wall’ and the humorous dialogue, there isn’t really much else about Deadpool that’s particularly new compared to the average superhero movie. Not to say that I didn’t have a good time, mind you, because those cool action sequences were a highlight. Overall, I found director Tim Miller’s movie adequately entertaining.
One thing I did find impossible not to notice as I watched Deadpool is the general attractiveness of the cast. Especially the three main characters played by Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin and Ed Skrein (Ajax). Considering the fact that Reynolds spends a good amount of the movie’s running time in prosthetics that aren’t particularly easy on the eyes, perhaps pressure was felt by the filmmakers to redress the balance. Maybe indeed.
Did anyone else notice how much Ed Skein resembles a rather beefed-up version of Nicholas Hoult? Deadpool is a fun ride. Watch it for the humour, action, etc.
Watching a spy movie and not having at least one thing about it reminding you of James Bond – the most famous spy of them all, is near enough impossible. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law and Jason Statham, the Paul Feig written/ directed Spy is no exception.
Unlike 007 however, spy is a comedy as well as an action film – and a rather good one at that.
An entertaining experience with a well written story, fun dialogue and characters is how I describe the movie. The dynamic between Jason Statham and Melissa McCarthy’s characters is a big highlight. Rose Byrne’s Rayna Boyanov is also another plus.
The other very reliable cast members include Allison Janney, Miranda Hart, Sam Richardson, Morena Baccarin and Bobby Cannavale.
Watch it because it’s good. I found Jude Law’s character a tad annoying at first but it’s not so bad because the movie is a Melissa McCarthy vehicle and Spy is definitely my favourite of her roles since Bridesmaids (2011), also directed by Paul Feig.
It’s about time Ryan Reynolds caught a real break. Looks like I’ll be able to add Deadpool to my list of favourite Reynolds comedy films. So far that list consists of The Voices (2014) and sitcom Two Guys, A Girl & A Pizza Place.
Directed by Tim Miller, the rest of the supporting cast includes Gina Carano, brianna Hildbrand, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin and Rachel Sheen to name jus a few.
Film and comic book fans have been going crazy over the recent Deadpool trailer trailer. And no. That’s not a typo. The makers of the film have indeed released an actual trailer, for the trailer…
If like myself you’re a non-reader of comic books or just unfamiliar with the Deadpool story but want to make sense of what you’ve just seen, here’s what wikipedia had to say about this Marvel Comics / X-Force / X-Men Origins character:
‘Deadpool is a disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary with the superhuman ability of an accelerated healing factor. He is known as the “Merc with a Mouth” because of his talkative nature and tendency to break the fourth wall, which is used by writers to humorous effect.’
Based on what I’ve watched of the films star, Ryan Reynolds in terms of other works, he seems well cast as the lead. Particularly regarding his comic abilities.