Friday, February 12, 2016

Deadpool


It's barely February and already it's time for another Marvel comic film.  Ryan Reynolds is back as Wade Wilson (a.k.a. Deadpool), a character he debuted in X-Men Origins: Wolverine back in 2009.  Though, expect a few key differences.  For one, they made a big mistake in Wolverine, sewing his mouth shut mid-way through the film.  (You don't hire an actor with the gift of gab and then sew his damn mouth shut!)  Rest assured, in this one his mouth stays wide open.  In fact, he never shuts up, uttering a seemingly endless amount of quips.  And second, Reynolds gets the freedom to be as crude as he pleases.  While most filmmakers and studios fight the MPAA and make cuts to secure a PG-13 rating to attract a wider audience, Marvel has decided to test the waters in the R market.  Parents and prudes beware, this Marvel film is filled to the brim with profanity, innuendo, and sex.  To be sure, Reynolds and co. (including Morena Baccarin and T.J. Miller) take full advantage of the R rating with lots of dirty humor.  But there's lots of non-dirty humor too.  There are enough inside, self-referential, and meta jokes to keep us entertained and offset it's ok story and blah villain.

Grade: B+

Who is this movie for?  Do you like dirty humor?  Yup, me too.  You'll enjoy it.

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