I am still elated because of how perfect this movie is. Deadpool is my favorite superhero, and I have been waiting for almost seven years to see an accurate portrayal of Deadpool since the travesty that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I am not a huge Ryan Reynolds fan because of the aforementioned film, Green Lantern, and Buried, in none of which I liked his performance. In fact, the only movie I liked him in was The Proposal. However, when Reynolds said he was on board for the R rating, I gained some confidence in him. I am now glad to say that my confidence is now regained.
The film captures the mood of the dearly loved comic perfectly. The film is as hilarious, profane, violent, raunchy, and rebellious as any fan would want it to be. Deadpool's iconic breaking of the fourth wall is present, as are all of the self-aware in-jokes. One of my favorite parts in the movie is where Deadpool criticizes the X-Men series by saying, "McAvoy or Stewart? These timelines are so confusing," when told he is being taken to Professor X. It is amazing to watch a movie like this on an opening night because the crowd is full of the fans who love the movie.
The film does some really cool things cinematically. The breaking of the fourth wall is obviously well done. The film also uses a nonlinear storyline, which I really enjoyed, and I thought built suspense. The film also often used freeze-frame with voiceover in order to make a joke, which was always hilarious.
I really can't say enough how much I loved this movie. This has definitely joined my list of favorite movies ever made and even made me like an actor who I hated. I will be watching this movie over and over again, maybe even in theaters. It was just what I wanted it to be.
Big Tuna's Rating: A+
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Absolutely.
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