Saturday, February 13, 2016

Bi-monthly Movie Review: Deadpool

Yep, despite the fact that our show is still on hiatus, we still have content to offer. Our Youtube channel has new interviews from the Macabre faire film fest red carpet event, and our Facebook page is constantly being updated with news and information. That being said, it's time to post something here. A good old fashioned review of the new Marvel (by FOX) movie, "Deadpool".

For those of you who don't know, this will be a free flowing review so spoilers may be mentioned.

Now, I am not an "X-Men" fan, and an even less "X-Factor" fan so I pretty much was going into this movie with very little to no information as to who Deadpool is. Of course I have seen him in the "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" movie (which was a terrible film) and probably have seen him in maybe one or two comics (oh, and I did see him in the "Ultimate Spider-Man" animated series on Disney XD) so I had "some idea" who this guy was.

It's a very simple hero origin film, introduce characters, guy gets powers, guy beats bad guy (along the way he gets the girl, meets other super powered people, and "defines himself") and I think that is for the best, because the beauty of this particular movie is the dialog, the action and on top of everything the humor. Not just "comic book" humor (which there is a fair amount), but full blown "R" rated humor. Never had I laughed so consistently throughout a movie from start to finish. Speaking of "from start to finish", this movie was great all the way through from the first shot of the first scene right all the way up the last post credits scene, this was a truly funny, action-packed film.

So, should I go see it? Well, it is rated "R" for a reason, so if that isn't your thing, then by all means, this movie is not for you. Otherwise if you like a simple self-contained comic book movie (with little to no "seed planting" for the sequel or other comic-related features) with top notch writing, great character development, solid acting, great special effects and adult humor and action, then go see this movie right now. Show "Hollywood" that you can make a big-budget film that makes sense, is good, and is extremely entertaining.