Deadpool (2016) Movie Review

Deadpool (2016) Movie Review

Here we are: 14th of February, 2016. For some, it is Valentine’s Day. For others, it is Deadpool Day. Like me.

This is the full review of the movie Deadpool that released worldwide on 12th of February 2016.

Let me begin by saying that—DEADPOOL IS AWESOME! There, I outright said it. If you like superhero films, crazy action that will leave you breathless and humour that will force you to clutch your ribs, then this one is ‘THE ONE’ for you. Forget the girlfriends and wives- Deadpool is enough! It is truly that good.

The thing that makes the movie so epic, on SOOO many levels is, of course as expected, Ryan Reynolds. He is truly a living Deadpool in disguise. He portrays the character straight from his heart and soul and does so in such an epic manner that by the end of it, it convinces you that perhaps this actor, who played the horrible Green Lantern some years back, might just be the red-clad Merc with a Mouth.

Speaking of which, this movie is violent. I mean, it is the epitome of violence. So, kids, if you are reading this, do not even dare to watch this movie. It will scar you for life…. In a good way! It has loads of Marvel Easter Eggs, surprisingly DC Easter Eggs too, Easter Eggs in general, references and hidden secrets. It is fun to notice all of them, and a die-hard superhero fan will be able to notice all of them.

Coming back to the movie’s humour itself, I loved how they have shot the film. The humour is funny, creatively written, perfectly timed and said with the accurate tone that most jokes have missing. Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin (who plays his girlfriend Vanessa) are perfect for their respective roles and it definitely fits into the story.

Now that I have talked about humour and stuff, let me head towards the story. The film follows Wade Wilson who, after being subjected to an experiment that leaves him with new abilities, hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

While the story itself isn’t something new, or grand like The Dark Knight or Marvel’s Avengers, you won’t care. You just won’t. There is too much else going on. There is action along every step of the way. There are jokes and comical gestures that will leave you fighting for air—in a good way—and there are easter eggs spotted across the whole timeline of the movie. You simply won’t have time to pay attention to the story. But even if you do, you will thoroughly enjoy it. It is more casual, more amusing than serious. There will be some moments to gasp at, to widen your eyes at, but they will be overshadowed by uncontrollable laughter the next moment. And it is GOOOOOOD.

And the direction is great too. The way the movie is shot reminds me of Quentin Tarantino films where blood and gore is in plenty. Of course, I am from India so most of the shots were cut. But even then, one could understand that the scene, that was cut, was filled with more violence. And it is awesome! This movie has so many sexual innuendos, sometimes even outright sexual references, limb amputating (reminds me of Star Wars!!), bullet rain etc. The slo-mo effects are timed perfectly as well, which makes you think “Gosh, this looks splendid!”

Then there are THE JOKES. I have already mentioned countless times above about the jokes. But then there are THESE jokes. Countless quips about Ryan’s failed Green Lantern movie, his failed X-men Origins: Wolverine movie, X-men themselves, Marvel’s the Avengers, Wolverine, Spiderman etc. are littered in the corners of the movie’s frames. You have to be really paying attention to see it.

If you are not a fan of comic books, or superheroes, then will you like this film? Of course. Because it also has romance. My kind of romance. Perfect, to the point and balanced. There is no boring manipulation. There are no misunderstandings. There is no unnecessary crying. There is just pure love between Wade Wilson (who is Deadpool) and Vanessa, his girlfriend. Their chemistry is so perfect. Their acting is impeccable. The setting of their dingy apartment is lit up by their bubbly love story. It feels warm and nice. And while girls will like Ryan’s shirtless/naked scenes, we guys will also find Morena’s hotness distractingly awesome! Morena Baccarin is officially my new celebrity crush.

In short, I would like to say (if you haven’t figured it out already) GO WATCH THIS MOVIE. Whether you are a Ryan Reynolds fan, or a Deadpool fan, or a Marvel fan, or a DC fan for that matter, you will definitely like this one, I guarantee you.

One small dislike I found (the only con, actually) was that many scenes in the movie had already been shown in the trailer. Since there were many trailers for this movie and almost all of them popular, I found many of the scenes from the movie present in the trailer when I saw them again. I wish they had shown less content of the movie in the trailers. It felt a bit spoilery for me, having seen the trailers multiple times. But oh, well. Not complaining! 😀

Checksheet:

(WorstWorseBadGoodBetterBest)

  1. Acting: Better
  2. Direction: Best
  3. Chemistry between all actors: Best
  4. Humour: Beyond Best
  5. Story: Good
  6. Satisfaction: Best
  7. Is it worth it: HELL YES, BEST!
  8. Love portrayal: Best
  9. Easter Eggs and references: Best

Got it?

Enjoy!

Yep. Deadpool tickets.

WARNING: DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE WITH YOUR PARENTS OR KIDS. You have been warned.

As always, if any of it made you smile, laugh, frown or giggle like a little baby, comment share and like! To be up-to-date with my other posts, give a like to my Facebook page and follow on Twitter if you use it! Any images used are either taken from Google Images or from my own personal collection or other sources which will be mentioned if and when, unless stated otherwise. Contact me if you want it removed.

P.S: Yes, there is a POST Credit Scene AND a Stan Lee Cameo!

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On Air with AIB Review

I always find myself laughing at the funny interviews done by Jimmy Kimmel or Jimmy Fallon in their “Late Night” shows. They consist of various segments, all steeped in different styles of comedic skits and entertainment. The amount of ingenuity and creativity that is soaked in each particle of these shows is amazing. But the idea of having such a show in India never caught on, until Kapil Sharma of course. Kapil Sharma’s “Comedy Nights with Kapil” brought a different take at such shows and twisted them in such away that they provided comedic relief to the Indian audience.

And now, All India Bakchod (or AIB) are doing something similar with their new show called On Air with AIB. So what is this show about?

Well, this show is about a couple of guys from AIB (usually two) who touch on topics that are otherwise controversial or ignored by our Indian media. However they do this in a comedic, fun and especially innovative way. Between the gags and jokes is a hidden message in each episode. And I find that refreshing.

It cannot be compared to shows like ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ or ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ or even ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’. Instead, this show is something completely different.

So far, two episodes have aired: on Star Network’s HOTSTAR website/app, Star Plus and Star World. One of the “features” of this show is that it comes in Hindi and English, both. Hindi is usually handled by Tanmay Bhatt and Khamba, the founders of AIB, while the English version is handled by Ashish Shakya (am I naming him correctly?) and Rohan (he doesn’t need a last name. Everyone knows him from the Roast, by now!).

How is the English version different from the Hindi version? Technically, they both are the same. However each has a different set of jokes, even if the core topic and concept remains the same. The Hindi version panders more to the people who don’t follow English references and quips (DUH!) and the English version takes more of your intellect when it comes to parodies and funny innuendos. Personally, I prefer the Hindi version since I find that Tanmay and Khamba have a better ability to handle such a show than the other two. But that is my person opinion.

In general, the show is pretty much ‘Meh!’ and even though I love AIB, I feel they could have made it a lot more than what it is. The show starts with the above mentioned cast (2 in each episode) behind a desk, talking about one topic per episode. First one talked about Whistleblowers and the second about The Fire. It is an interesting concept, but a boring one.

The show is 29 minutes long, however only on Hotstar. Because of the crass nature of some of the jokes, and the occasionally use of bad language (bad, for some people only! :D) reduces the actual length of the show, when it airs on your television channels like Star World and Plus. For obvious reasons, the show is censored in places. This ruins some of the quality.

Also, the jokes are dim in general, compared to the other content produced by AIB. Again, they cannot increase the vulgarity of jokes since this is a project of Star Network rather than AIB alone. SO they have to meet the requirements and follow the rules, this time.

Herein my checklist of the things I want in a TV Show:

  • A show about something unique-Check
  • A show which is youth-oriented-Check
  • Familiar locations which are popular and cool to see onscreen-ERROR
  • Our youngsters kind of humour-Check(but barely)
  • Subtle nods to different kinds of innuendos without creating a controversy-Check
  • A cute, sweet yet eyebrow-raising storyline that will take you for a ride-ERROR (but understandably)
  • Charm- ERROR
  • Informative but in a non-boring way- Check
  • Realistic Character Development-ERROR (but understandably)
  • Proper direction, seamless continuity, enough screen time for all the characters (including minor)-Check
  • Lots and lots of cool episodes-Check

A definite must-try for everyone, but for long time watching? Nah… But then again, it is a matter of personal opinion since I don’t fancy such shows. This is definitely not my kind of a show, but I am sure there are many out there that might enjoy it, or even become crazy fanatics of this show! For me, the first episode raised my eyebrows and tickled my funnybone but the second seemed repetitive (in terms of its format) and just like that, my interest was gone. However some jokes did make me chuckle when I did sit to watch it (with utmost patience!).

Watch the first episode of On Air With AIB now on hotstar.
Hindi: goo.gl/qlUbCe
English: goo.gl/Yost

I would love to hear in the comment section what YOU think of this show!

As always, if any of it made you smile, laugh, frown or giggle like a little baby, comment share and like! To be up-to-date with my other posts, give a like to my Facebook page and follow on Twitter if you use it! Any images used are either taken from Google Images or from my own personal collection, unless stated otherwise. Contact me if you want it removed.

P.S: I HATE THAT THEME SONG! ‘Tragedy meh comedy hain…Tragedy meh comedy hain…Tragedy meh comedy hain…’ I would rather listen to the IDEA ads!!! Jk, but still.