On Bluray this week from director Tim Miller, Marvel and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment comes the anti-hero film in the red suit of “Deadpool.”
Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a mercenary who doesn’t play well with — well most anyone. For a price he will take care of any problem you may have and do it with relish. It becomes even more exciting when he meets his match in Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) who has the same cutting wit!
Life seems to be going happy between the two until Wilson get’s bad news. Of course when bad news comes there is usually a vulture not too far behind in the form of Merchant (Kyle Cassie). Offering him a way to get better, Wilson decides its far better to stay with Vanessa to do what he can to stay alive.
Enter Ajax (Ed Skrein), an evil mutant who enjoys making more mutants and sidekick Angel Dust (Gina Carano). Immediately Wilson and Ajax show signs of not having a loving relationship. When Wade gets the chance he escape the horror, he heads to friend and pub owner Weasel (T.J. Miller) for help.
That is when Deadpool is born! Discovering his powers quite quickly, Deadpool’s only interest is to find Ajax so as to change him back into Wilson. In the meantime, living with Blind Al (Leslie Uggams), Deadpool keeps moving forward in his goal — and pretty much delights in every moment of it.
The problem also is that there are certain X-men who want to stop him — mainly Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand). When Ajax takes Vanessa hostage, Deadpool loads up and brings his two new friends with him.
Because THIS showdown is going to be epic!
Reynolds as Wilson/Deadpool is so frakken-awesome-amazing-stellar-brilliant-hilarious-disturbing-jawdropping and everything I want in my super anti-hero! It is no surprise that Reynolds throws out his lines with quickness and the right amount of venom to make each word hilarious. The jaw dropping that happened for me just made the laughter even crazier and added to the fun of it all. The best part was everyone else had the same response.
It was also come as no surprise that Reynolds’ physical appearance was frakken hot and although I’m not into old-avocado looking body types — I might have to rethink it after seeing his. That’s what has been missing for me in this super hero universe and Deadpool had no problem serving it up with ice cream on top!
Skrein as Ajax manages to provide Wilson/Deadpool with all the ammunition necessary for more jabs — verbally and literally. Skrein makes a fairly good mutant bad guy and I wracked my brain as to where I had seen that gorgeous overbite. Of course it took one smile to recognize him as Daario Naharis from “Game of Thrones” who hit on the Mother of Dragons a few times.
Carano as Angel Dust is such a bad ass I can’t stand it. Of course I have a soft spot for anyone that kicks Michael Fassbinder’s behind as bad as she did in “Haywire” (if you haven’t seen this fight we can’t speak until you do!). Once again Carano gets a chance to back flip, smack, punch and be as bad as she wants to be.
Kapicic as Colossus tries recruiting Deadpool but you can’t make a bad boy go good, especially after listening to DP’s speech as to why. Hildebrand as Warhead is kinda cute in a rebellious-smart-ass-sullen-flaming-teen sort of way.
Baccarin as Vanessa gives as good as she gets when it comes to the verbal banter with Wilson. It seems the two were made for one another when saying everything but just stopping short of playing the dozens! It’s good to see Baccarin has a thing for heroes and let’s just hope that Jim Gordon will be understanding or else “Gotham” will get kind of lonely.
Two comedic stand outs here (besides Reynolds): T.J. Miller as Weasel is the bar owner who has his own dead pool with betting galore. He is that friend who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is, even when a friend isn’t looking his best.
The other is Leslie Uggams as Big Al who had me cracking up from the laundry room scene onward. It is so great to see her again and to take on this role opposite Reynolds, it must be said they are amazing together.
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TUBS OF POPCORN: I give “Deadpool” ten tubs of popcorn out of five. What?! — you ask? Has Jeri lost what little bit is left of her mind? How is it possible to have ten tubs of popcorn out of five? 1) I was never good at math, 2) because no one can’t stop me! (insert evil bwhahahaha laugh here!), finally 3) because Deadpool has given me ‘testicles with teeth’ to just throw it all out there and see what sticks! Thank you Deadpool for the inspiration!
Now, back to the film! “Deadpool” is crude, rude, insulting, mocking, ugly, snappy, with every juvenile joke you can think of (and some you probably didn’t), action oriented, sharp, cutting, jaw dropping and every other descriptor you can imagine in the 107 minutes and more on Bluray.
Of course, when referring to director Tim Miller as ‘an overpaid tool’ in the opening credits, you immediately know that THIS film is going to be a no holds barred epic journey of delightfulness. Reynolds has no problem making fun of himself, of his green friend that rhymes with “banter,” the film “Taken” (I want to see a match up of Deadpool and Mills) and my favorite — teasing a mutant teenager with mood swings! Understand there isn’t a moment of the film I didn’t like.
The Bluray includes the Special Features of: Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Director Tim Miller, Gag Reel (Safe Word Not Included), From Comics to Screen…to Screen, DeadPool’s Fun Sack, Audio Commentary with director Tim Miller and DeadPool Co-Creator Rob Liefeld, Audio Commentary with Ryan Reynolds and Writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, and finally Galleries with Concept Art, Storyboards, Costumes, Pre-Vis and Stunt-Vis and so much spandex!
Trust me when I tell you that every bit of the special feature section has laughs galore! Having the Bluray means I am all in for wearing the disc out. Is that possible? Who knows but I’m going to give it a serious try and I’m sure I will get two middle fingers up from Deadpool himself!
In the end — justice has a new face!