I mean, I could talk about trivia, or examine the characters in depth, but that's not what these View Logs are for. When a film is in theatres, my main goal with these examinations is to go over my reactions to the film and talk about what bugged me, or what I thought worked and didn't work.
When I saw Deadpool... I had nothing to say.
Quite simply... it is Deadpool.
I mean, sure, it's a lot gorier, naughtier, and swearier than most things involving Deadpool, and many people are taking issue with that, or the relatively few and minor changes to the source material (like the replacement of Weapon X with a generic metahuman factory), but in the end, I liked it. At the very least, everyone seems to agree that it's better than what X-Men Origins: Wolverine gave us.
I mean, the main thing I thought about was the fact that if you excise the origin flashbacks, the sequence of events is pretty dang short, but that doesn't affect the film's quality, in my opinion.
And... you know, it was kind of refreshing to walk out of a movie and not have my brain thinking about how they adapted such-and-such, or whether or not a story element worked, or what have you.
I walked in, had a good time, and walked out. It wasn't anything phenomenal, but it never tried to be anything other than the kind of movie Deadpool would want to be in.
So if you're wondering whether or not Deadpool is something you'll like, I offer you this bit of advice.
|That's about it, really.|
|"Yes, excuse me, I was wondering at which part of the film was your
erection the hardest,|
when you saw Ryan Reynolds's naked ass, or the Stan Lee cameo?'
|"I'm sorry, who? I have never heard of this... 'Dead Pool.'"|
|"....Yes. Yes, I am."|
|"It was the post-credits scene, wasn't it? Nerds dig that shit."|
|"Well, other than vandalizing the rest of your post here, absolutely nothing."|
|"Ain't I a stinker?"|