Saturday, 15 October 2016

Deadpool: How to Have Fun … !

15th October, 2016.

You know … 

I DO like to sit down with a movie, if I ever get the chance.

No, really.

If you’ve been paying attention for the past few years?   You’d’ve probably noticed!

I tend … to go for … well … 

All sorts of things, actually.

But usually don’t watch the Marvel franchise, or the X-Men films.

They’ve not usually grabbed my interest.

I’m not going to tell you they’re bad.

They’ve just never especially appealed, that’s all.

One that had, though?

Was the film I finally decided to catch, tonight.

Yep … 

I’ve FINALLY sat down and watched the 2016, Tim Miller directed, Deadpool.

And, yes … this posts title really could be misinterpreted.


Opening with a BIG fight scene, Deadpool introduces us to the eponymous hero, Deadpool, played by Ryan Reynolds: who, in between punches, tells us his back-story.

He is, in truth, Wade Wilson: a wisecracking mercenary, and former Special Forces soldier, making his money on the street by tracking down those who need … to be menaced.

Until one day … ?   One day, he and fiancee, Vanessa — Morena Baccarin — find that he's has several forms of terminal Cancer.

Wade is resigned to his fate.

Until one day?   He meets a mysterious man who offers to cure his cancer … 

AND leave him with powers others could only dream of.

The only issue with this?

Is that the process will leave him at the mercy of a man called Ajax … 

A man who seems to enjoy inflicting a little too much pain … 


Now … 

I was going to use a different subtitle for this post: ‘How to Have Fun with Terminal Cancer … !

But felt that MAY be going a little too far!

After all, it’s not an especially funny condition.

Deadpool, on the other hand?

Is hysterical: telling us a straight story …

Laced with enough comedy to make to turn it from a straight laced love story, to thriller with enough laughs, double entendres and outright sex gags to keep EVERYONE happy.

Go watch Deadpool.

You won’t be wasting your time.

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