What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than at the movies? Under normal circumstances, this would be a dateless Valentine’s Day, as per tradition. But this time, I had Mr. Pool…Deadpool. He was thoroughly enjoyable. The best Marvel movie to come out in a while.
Not surprisingly, the movie is already making headlines. The highest grossing rated “R” movie of all time in it’s opening weekend. Well deserved and well earned. I know there was concern with some about the movie not living up to it’s brilliant advertising. I can say it not only lived up to the advertising and hype, but surpassed it by more than 83 confirmed kills–it exceeded my expectations.
I’ve been a fan of Ryan Reynolds for some time, since back in his Blade Trinity days. There could not have been a better choice for the “Merc with the Mouth”. Plus, this gave Reynolds the opportunity to take another shot at the character of Wade Wilson and build upon it. Build he did…and shoot and stab and maim and kill…and repeat.
I also have to applaud Morena Baccarin on her performance as Vanessa, “crazy” good. This might just be my new favorite role for her, since Firely. I definitely liked this character much more than the character of Dr. Leslie Tompkins in Gotham. She’s a good actress and I’ve liked a lot of what she’s been in. I imagine it comes down to writing and the freedom the character(and actress) is allowed to have. A freedom that is much easier to get in a rated “R” movie than a TV show on Fox (or other network TV channels for that matter.)
I’ve already decided that I will be seeing this movie again, in theaters, maybe even in 3-D next time. While it was easy to follow the story and Deadpool’s antics, I did get the sense that I missed things here and there. Nothing major, a line was spoken too fast…there were so many moving pieces to that freeway scene I had to have missed something…references (there were soooo many). Although, even if I didn’t feel like I’d missed things, I would still go see it again. It is that great.
So, if you haven’t gone to see this film yet, do so. Immediately. I cannot recommend it more.