Ryan Reynolds stars as an anti-superhero that’s not quite like the others in the raunchiest Marvel movie to date.
I am no different than any other single person on this planet; I dread February 14th. I hate Valentine’s Day with every cell in my body. I think it is a complete scam and just an excuse for people to blow excessive amounts of money on frivolous dinners and gifts. But I can honestly say for once, this past Valentine’s Day was not so bad. Why? Because I got to watch the most well directed and comedic ingenious movie of (yes let me say) all time.
I got the absolute pleasure of going to see Deadpool with three of my other single friends on Valentine’s Day. Now of course the movie was packed with cute dates holding hands and sharing their popcorn, but honestly nothing could have ruined this experience for me. This movie was by far the greatest one I have seen in years. Now let me say, I watch A LOT of movies, more than I should probably. And I don’t discriminate when it comes to genre- I’ll watch just about anything. But the best thing about Deadpool was I could not pin it to one genre. It had everything a movie should.
Ryan Reynolds played the part of a sarcastic ass hole while also being the caring boyfriend ridiculously well. The complexity of his character would seem like a difficult task to pull off, but he did not miss a beat. Even the tone of his voice was spot on. I had always been a fan of him but this movie made it official and definitely took the cake. The craziest part was, I didn’t even need to see him to fall in love with his character. Even behind that spandex costume he was in the whole time, I could not tear my eyes away.
There was also a splash of romance intertwined. There was a tasteful amount of the “hot and steamy” scenes, while also including the intimate and more personal ones.
There was an easily to follow underlying love story that did not take take away from the rest of the movie by being too over-bearing or cheesy. Reynolds also did a fabulous job playing the part of the romantic and kind boyfriend as well. There were so many subtle moments that he allowed people to see his character on a deeper level that made that connection even more special.
And of course, there was the action. You can’t have a comic book based movie without it.
I will say it was extremely gory, but I thought it just made the graphics even more impressive. The final fight scene was absolutely insane. The computer technology that went into shooting that was so well put together and so well done that I was actually in awe of what I was watching.
Overall I was basically crying when it was over.
No wonder it shattered box office records, ringing in 135 million dollars on its debut. That was the first time in a long time where I was hanging on to every last second of a movie because I did not want it to end. If you haven’t seen this brilliant work of art, get off your computer or phone right now, and go watch it. Seriously right now.