Deadpool movie review: Nothing much happens in Ryan Reynolds film

Deadpool movie review: Ryan Reynolds is good though, fulfilling all that's required of him in a role where he must surpass at everything, whether standing up, horizontal in air or lying down.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Written by Shalini Langer | New Delhi | Updated: February 12, 2016 6:41 pm
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We get it, okay, that he is the coolest “super”-hero of them all, for being most antihero, most talkative, least tortured, pan-sexual (little suggestion of that here) and played by the twinkly-eyed Ryan Reynolds.

We are even with it when the film starts with supercool credits that don’t name actors but instead the characters in it — a “douchebag”, a “cool chick”, a “British villain”, a “comic relief”, and a “cameo”, directed by “an overpaid tool”. The writers, not surprisingly, are billed as “the real heroes”.

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This is an origin film so nothing much happens but for Wade Wilson, an ex-Special Forces guy, finding love, cancer, cure, and mutation, in that order, on way to becoming Deadpool, the guy with burnt skin and self-healing powers.

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However, even so, the jokes stop being funny, including the asides to the camera in the constant breaking of the ‘fourth wall’, long before director Tim Miller calls it a day. It doesn’t help that the action sequences, against a villain (Skrein) whose most menacing line is “So what’s my name?”, don’t lift the ennui. The only impressive fight is much too late and right at the end.

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Reynolds is good though, fulfilling all that’s required of him in a role where he must surpass at everything, whether standing up, horizontal in air or lying down. Baccarin as girlfriend Vanessa can barely catch her breath.

Directed by Tim Miller
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein

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First Published on: February 12, 2016 6:31 pm
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    Sgtbug
    Feb 12, 2016 at 6:19 pm
    Great movie. Terrible review. You should kill yourself. Or better still, watch Dilwale.
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      Hbk
      Feb 18, 2016 at 5:58 pm
      Rip the Indian express.. No offence but you failed as holly movie critic.. Stick to bolly.. U will get a raise or get promotion .. Again no offence..
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        John Gray
        Feb 13, 2016 at 4:36 pm
        After some of the formulaic nonsense that comes out of India's cinema mills, this review is moot, at best. Whilst Deadpool is not groundbreaking, it is very funny at times, which alone is worth the ticket price. Shame on you reviewer - you have fallen into the trap of "jaded liberal journalist pours scorn on action movie". lame.
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          Jon
          Feb 12, 2016 at 2:45 pm
          Another person writing a review about a comic book character movie when they have probably never even opened one book about the character. This review is horrible.
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            Nikhil Bamnavat
            Feb 12, 2016 at 2:38 pm
            worst review
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              panku
              Feb 13, 2016 at 4:03 am
              reviewer must have lack of knowledge on deadpool that's why she describe the awesome movie in such a horrible way ...
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                mickey rock
                Feb 12, 2016 at 2:57 pm
                Yay!! You can enjoy your salman and shah rukh flicks while we youngsters can enjoy some serious km cling movie with awesome fight scenes and quirky dialogues. Are you an 80 year old person cis this movie is not for you. This is deadpool most vie and we youths want to enjoy the movie, so please stop writing review without any knowledge on deadpool. And enjoy those prem ratan dhan payos and dilwales, they are your average brain dead peoples ROM com
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                  Lumian Alicer
                  Feb 21, 2016 at 1:03 pm
                  Copy this link to watch now gt; pub-movies01.blogspot
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                    Rayan
                    Feb 12, 2016 at 5:24 pm
                    Stupid reveiw. Watched movie today. Very diff and nice movie. It would be more awesome if censor board wouldn't have cut those smash scenes..many scenes were cut which insaw in red band trailer..
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                      Rickshawali Ki
                      Feb 12, 2016 at 1:41 pm
                      overpaid reviewer!
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                        Suraj Rohitesh
                        Feb 12, 2016 at 3:48 pm
                        Very well said....
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