Movie Review Without Spoilers: Deadpool

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“Deadpool” was one of those rare movies that had me laughing out loud until the very end.

The film started off with a cunningly written title sequence that was unlike any other movie; it was as if the director, Tim Miller, wanted to give the audience a small taste of what was to come next.

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

This was your typical Marvel movie, filled with plenty of action. Except this one came with extreme violence, raunchy jokes, foul language and random nudity. After all, it is an R-rated movie.

It also had a character who broke the fourth wall, the space that separated the movie from the audience. The unique characteristics of Deadpool, the hero of this movie, set him apart from the other Marvel characters. Deadpool knew he was in a movie, which allowed him to look directly into the camera and speak to the audience.

There were flashbacks scattered throughout this film, which added a narrative element. They served to establish and explain the origins of Deadpool, how he came to be. As the story of Deadpool unfolded, the audience got a glimpse of what the man behind the mask, Wade Wilson, was like before becoming Deadpool. These flashbacks added variety to the pace of the film itself. By breaking the sequence of the movie, the flashbacks left the audience with cliffhangers, making them wonder what would happen next while the past of Deadpool slowly unfolded.

The romance may have been a side story here but it was very reflective of the modern pace and attitude toward relationships, fast-paced and all about sex. Nevertheless, when things went downhill, it definitely served its purpose – to evoke sadness in the midst of all the action, giving the audience a small break from the non-stop action.

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Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

Although this was a wonderful movie, the ending was stereotypical of hero movies, the protagonist always wins. However, credit should be given to the way fighting scenes were executed. They were graphic but very enjoyable to watch because the humor was interwoven through it.

As always, stay till the very end for a classic post-credit Marvel scene!

Rating: ★★★★
Feature image credit: 20th Century Fox

 









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