Reviewed by: Cockatoo 34
Growing up reading comic books and having a special affinity towards the X-Men, it was much later in my life where I was exposed to the character Deadpool, when he was part of the second incarnation of X-Force called Uncanny X-Force. In the movie, Ryan Reynolds embodies Deadpool sublimely showing the wise cracking side as well as his soft, intimate side with such panache that one would think this was the role he was born to play. What separates this from the other Marvel movies is that it is more catered to adults due to the humor which works well 99.9% of the time because it falls in line with the character and the story progression unlike in other Marvel movies that seemed almost always forced just to add wit and banter which falls flat almost half the time. In Deadpool the zingers just flies and land spectacularly on the bullseye. The storyline structure, similar to the first, where it jumps from different time line to another (like Pulp Fiction for the sake of analogy) works well in presenting the story. Josh Brolin was flawless as Cable as he embodied the time displaced hero to perfection. The action scenes were presented in a matter that one loses oneself when watching the fight scenes which was brilliantly broken down into slow motion just in the right places. The music was off the hook, the supporting cast all shined and the director kept it fresh. This is truly the summer movie of 2018!