Saturday, May 21, 2016

MovieNotes: Deadpool

Title: Deadpool (IMDB)
*ing: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein
Language: English
Director: Tim Miller
Genre: Comic Book, Superhero

Basic Premise
A mercenary, who has been stricken by a life-threatening disease, agrees to undergo a radical procedure. The procedure induces mutation which gives him super healing powers but alters his appearance. He uses the powers to find the man responsible for his scarred appearance in order to reverse them so that he can go back to his family.

Deadpool is a super hero who doesn't take his being a super hero too seriously. He has his own little mission, find the man who he thinks can heal his scarred appearance so that he can go back to his wife. No grand notions of fighting crime or saving the world here. He just wants to get on with his own life.

Even the movie makers don't want the audience to take things too seriously. Thus the opening credits seem more like the ones made by the Honest Trailers team than a top Hollywood studio. The movie is truly self-deprecating with comments about producers not giving enough budget to get more X-Men characters into the movie. Deadpool even comments that Ryan Reynolds gets movie just because of his looks and not any acting skills.

The best bits of the movie are when Deadpool breaks the fourth wall and starts talking to the audience. 

And you have to love a movie which begins with the song "Mera Joota Hai Japani". 

Mandatory India connect - The Indian taxi driver.

Rating - 8/10. For bringing a self-deprecating sense of humor into the increasingly similar superhero genre.

Previously on MovieNotes:  The Jungle Book

Bonus: The song मेरा जूता है जापानी from Raj Kapoor's Shree 420

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