Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Deadpool

First movie of 2016. Didn't already know the character from my childhood or anything (but it's amazing what you can dig up on Wikipedia these days) and didn't watch the trailers beforehand. But I did remember Deadpool from the first standalone Wolverine movie. So knowing now what I know about Deadpool the character, I figured it would be a fun movie to kick off 2016.

Between the two major cineplex chains, you could still get early bird ticket to a movie the day before its local opening at TGV. Because some people have the rest of the week off, there were a lot of people in the second home TGV and had to line up at the kiosk again and waited for what seemed like FOREVER for a group of FIVE people to decide on what movie to watch and when. It's a movie, not your wedding - just pick something and GTFO! What the fuck is with the back and forth... ish.

It was just as well Ryan Reynolds had been campaigning to play Deadpool and (as producer) to get the movie made for what seems to be a long time now, cos I can't think of anyone else to play him.  
  • Throughout the whole movie, I thought Ed Skrein was Jai Courtney for some reason. Oh come on, those two buggers look alike lah, can? 
  • TJ Miller as his BFF barkeep Weasel is hilarious. But he's a comedian, so... 
  • Dunno whether to laugh or cry that out of all the X-Men in that universe, there was only Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Deadpool's wry comment about how it's just the two of them cracked me up. 
  • "Let's go see the Professor""Stewart or McAvoy?" ROFL. 
  • Stay for the post credits stinger. 
  • The IKEA talk really cracked me up. But not enough of an IKEA nut to check if the products mentioned were real or not..
  • RunPee already has its suggested pee times for this movie (yay), but I would also suggest another pee time for those who don't have the stomach for it: when Wade Wilson is getting tortured in order to trigger his latent genetic mutation. 
  • You know the movie's budget is a bit crap when one of the funniest bits in the movie is the scenes with the Indian cab driver and the lack of characters and action scenes.
If you enjoy the meta references to other films and pop culture, it's a fun movie to watch (a barrel of chuckles from start to finish), but it's rated 18, so it's not family friendly and I really mean it. Because the movie had been in development hell for so long, I don't know how long can Ryan Reynolds play the role before he gets too old. Sooner than later, I hope.