I’ve been waiting for this one for quite some time and the best thing is Martin came home on Saturday and we watched it the day after. We don’t celebrate Valentine’s day, so it was the perfect date night 🙂
I was expecting a game changer, a movie that would add flavor to the superhero genre and it delivered big time. Lots of fourth-wall breaks, awesome soundtrack, gruesome fight scenes, I don’t know how many mentions of the F-word and truly hilarious moments, there’s tons of cool things in the movie.
Basically, it’s a superhero origin story where we follow Wade Wilson, the irreverent mercenary who becomes the still irreverent super-powered anti-hero. His goal is to find the man who tortured him and transformed him into Deadpool (Francis, aka Ajax). But he doesn’t want to kill him… right away, as he wants Ajax to cure the mutant side effects.
We get plenty of opportunities to laugh at practically anything Wade’s smartass mouth comes with. Don’t expect some big twist: guy fights bad guy, guy gets the girl… but not before killing so many people he can spell out the bad guy’s name with their corpses. One word – awesome.
I also loved all the complimentary things that came with the movie – trailers, teasers, posters, etc. Just check out some of my favorites:
I’d have to admit that I was more excited about the giant coke I’d get in the theater after my best friend’s birthday party, than about Chris Hemsworth’s abs. Not that I don’t like them, but I was sleep deprived and I like better the brooding and sarcastic Loki of Tom Hiddleston. Then I got a little annoyed after they played two different trailers of the Hunger games: Catching fire. I know how hot Jennifer Lawrence is and I’m a fan of the series too but please don’t do this again because I’ll probably strangle someone in the projection booth. Seeing the trailers is my favorite thing about going to the cinema and I’ve never spared my friends a scandal or two when they’re late for a movie and I miss the promos, so your employees got away this time. Just be careful in the future, ok 🙂
Now, about the movie. I don’t know if I need to explain that I’m a big comics fan and that my girl friends laugh at my enthusiasm about the new Spidey or Tony Stark’s super cool arc reactor. So I’m happy this one didn’t disappoint. Two hours of fun, great visuals, interesting story and the right doze of action was all I was hoping for. There were some glitches though. For example, I was waiting the whole time to see Lady Sif loose her wits and shish-kebap the annoying human girl that stole Thor from her. No, no, I don’t think Natalie Portman was exasperating, I just got the feeling the two wouldn’t be besties till the end of the movie. And Odin and Thor weren’t that grief stricken when the Queen was killed, but than again what do I know about fierce Nordic Gods’ customs.
All of that got trumped by the cool Dark elves riding a spaceship, the great views from Asgard, the small-black-hole grenades and the fact that this time the evil aliens didn’t choose New York for their invasion/destruction of Earth/universal domination plan’s starting point. Too bad they kind of destroyed one of my favorite places in London, but it’s a small price for seeing Marvel’s God of Thunder on the big screen for the 3rd time and spotting Stan Lee listening to a physics lecture in a mental hospital.