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Deadpool review “Right up Main Street!”

There is a lot of violence, a lot of laughs and a lot of boobs in this film. There is so many expletives throughout the running time of this movie and the action is relentless and brutal. But, this is what we wanted in a Deadpool film and I am glad to say they have made it a fantastic piece of work. The “Merc With A Mouth” is given his chance to finally shine in all his glory as he looks to take revenge on those who destroyed his life and turned him into a mutant. Wade Wilson is diagnosed with cancer and leaves his girlfriend to look for a cure, promised to him by a shady man working for Francis Freeman. He looks to unlock the mutant potential in people, but for them to become slaves instead of superheroes as previously promised.

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Ryan Reynolds effectively plays himself playing Deadpool and from the beginning very much is breaking the fourth wall with ease. The jokes come thick and fast (just how he would like it) and his sense of humour is certainly f**ked up to say the least, he takes joy in being vile and disgusting. Along the way, we see his telling of his origin and his interactions with various characters (referring a few times to the budget, as to why Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead are the X-Men around, even when Deadpool pays a visit to Xavier’s Mansion). The fight scene on the freeway is indeed a sight to be seen, it was so much fun to watch and really highlighted in it’s first 10 minutes what kind of film we was about to get. Deadpool is on a path of destruction to not only fight Francis/Ajax but to also reconcile with his girlfriend Vanessa who hasn’t seen him since he disappeared and was subsequently turned into the “hero”. Also a couple of taxi trips conjure up a heap of laughs including forgetting weapons and giving some very bad advice. The climax is indeed where the majority of the budget seems to have been ploughed, and it comes up aces. Seeing Colossus and Angel Dust in fisticuffs is exciting and the brutal scenes between Deadpool and Ajax really show you can have spectacle without the CGI.

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Tim Miller can breathe a huge sigh of relief for not only giving us one of the freshest superhero movie’s for a long time, but possibly the funniest superhero movie I have seen (Guardians Of The Galaxy is a close second). But where Guardians was a family movie which held a universal humour, Deadpool is seriously twisted and not for those who are faint hearted. Morena Baccarin gives a great portrayal to Vanessa and really matches Wade for many points and quirks. Ed Skrein portrays a strong villain and something that has lacked in many superhero movies of recent, though not over the top, Ajax really is a threat to Wade and makes sure he gets his job done. Same for Gina Carano, though not as impressive as Ajax, it is fair to say Angel Dust was a powerful enemy. T.J. Miller gives some great laughs as Wade’s best friend Weasel. Though Weasel could have done with some more time to crack jokes about his friend. Stefan Kapičić and Brianna Hildebrand make great X-Men additions as Colossus (though Daniel Cudmore should have reprised his part) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (the subject of a couple of Sinead O’Connor quips). Finally, the top marks go to Ryan Reynolds for finally getting to give us the Deadpool we had all waited for. He brings all the big laughs, the sex jokes and the red suit that many have wanted to see on the big screen since the 2009 misfire X-Men Origins: Wolverine (and yes, it is mentioned a few times. As is Green Lantern. Fun fact, without thinking, I went to see the film wearing a Green Lantern shirt. Then again I also saw a guy dressed as Deadpool with Batman shoes. But anyway!) and makes references to many different films and other pop culture points. Finally, look out for the greatest cameo Stan Lee has had (he must have loved it!!!).

Final Rating: 9/10

Written by Jonjo Cosgrove

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THE SIXTEEN FILMS TO SEE IN 2016

Deadpool

Do you enjoy your comic book films as family friendly, easy viewing and generally safe? Well, that is thrown out the window in this adaptation. Starring Ryan Reynolds as the guy in the red suit (no, not Santa), Deadpool follows the lead character as he gets revenge on those who nearly destroyed his life. Possibly the darkest and most brutal Marvel film to date, you will surely be questioning your movie tastes when you find yourself laughing out loud at this film. Be sure to look out for cameos from the X-Men and how many times the fourth wall is broken.

Captain America: Civil War

The oldest bromance in the MCU is about to be revived as Captain America finds his former friend Bucky, and looks to save him. Things don’t look too good as Bucky is wanted for the crimes he committed when he was brainwashed as The Winter Soldier. With tensions mounting, The Avengers split into two factions. One lead by Cap, the other by Iron Man. Look out for new heroes on the screen such as Black Panther, Spider-Man and the return of General “Thunderbolt” Ross. Who will survive the Civil War? Plus, this is coming from the guys who made Captain America: The Winter Soldier, so I think we are in very good hands.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Did you enjoy The Force Awakens? Honestly, it restored the faith in the franchise for millions of people and looks set to become the biggest film of 2015 and maybe even of all time. Since Disney want to expand the franchise, we get this spin-off set between Episode III and IV which shows a group of rebel fighters looking to steal the plans for the Death Star. A heist movie in Star Wars sounds a bit mad, right? Well, it worked well in Ant-Man, so it could be fun and exciting. Be sure to see many callbacks and maybe a cameo from James Earl Jones and Ian McDiarmid as the Sith Lords?

Doctor Strange

Comic book movies are definitely going to be taking over the world again in 2016, but this one looks to be a very much different idea compared to the others. Using a more mystical setting, bringing magic into the Marvel Cinematic Universe will certain add a new dimension to the well-established world that we have come to know. Benedict Cumberbatch will become the sorcerer supreme while the supporting cast includes Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. A great cast should easily bring this film to life and take it to a world of its own!

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Has there been a void in your heart since the Harry Potter films finished? Well fear not, as 2016 will see us return to the wizarding world for this story set around 70 years before Harry Potter was born. Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, a British wizard from the Ministry of Magic in 1920’s New York as he holds a briefcase filled with many creatures and they escape. This sounds like a fun movie, and it will be great to see what happens when the magic world gets hugely involved with the muggle world.

Suicide Squad

The villains are coming, and they are ready to save the world. With many of the DC rogues, including many which originated from Batman, are set up by Amanda Waller for a mission which many others would consider a death sentence. From Harley Quinn to Killer Croc, there is a huge mix of villains from which to take in and discover. Will the film do a good job of expanding the DC universe of films? And what will happen with Jared Leto becoming the new version of The Joker? See when the insanity begins in August!

Star Trek Beyond

2016 will see the 50th anniversary of the long-running Sci-Fi franchise be marked with the new film. Star Trek Beyond is set after the 2013 film and shows the crew of the Starship Enterprise as they embark on their mission to explore space. After an incident which sees the starship destroyed, the crew are all separated and in danger. Though we won’t have Leonard Nimoy making an appearance as Spock, we may still get that William Shatner cameo which has been mentioned for many many years.

Ghostbusters

In 1984, the catchiest theme tune was released to go with one of the most fun movies of the decade. Even though this is a reboot of the original film, here is hoping there will still be links to the original movies. Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy lead the cast as the new female Ghostbusters come together for an updated adventure. Though to see Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Annie Potts, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver maybe back in some of their original roles will be worth cost of the ticket.

The BFG

Steven Spielberg returns to making family movies with the release of The BFG. Based on the famous novel from Roald Dahl, The BFG will see Mark Rylance take the title role as the Big Friendly Giant as teams up with a young girl to capture the man-eating giants who have been invading the human world. The work of Roald Dahl always is fun to see on the big screen, and an update on this classic tale will surely get plenty of people to see what happens. Now, we just need that adaptation of The Twits to finally get the go ahead.

X-Men: Apocalypse

If you think of how Spider-Man and Fantastic Four went, you will know why people have begged for them to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Luckily, even after 16 years, the X-Men films have managed to be very impressive and recently see their critical acclaim hit an all-time high. With the mutant Apocalypse about to rise, he enlists four mutants to be his horseman to help him take over the world. This will conclude the trilogy which begun with First Class and looks to be the biggest film to date.

The Angry Birds Movie

Have you ever played this game on your phone/tablet/video game console? Chances are you have heard about this movie being produced. There are so many big names coming to lend their voice in this movie (including Peter Dinklage, Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader and more). With the story seeming to be similar to the nature of the game, it looks like a good film to take the kids and just wittle away 90 minutes to something fun. The trailer makes the film look rather intriguing, but we will find out more when it comes out this summer!

The Jungle Book

Jon Favreau brought Iron Man to the big screen and helped kickstart the MCU, and now he looks to take the Rudyard Kipling classic to the cinema once again for this modern update. Disney looks to take one of its more popular set of characters and give them to a whole new audience. Bill Murray gets to play his dream role as Baloo and Christopher Walken will be shaking his thing as King Louie. With the film coming out this spring, it will be a great way to introduce the characters you know to your kids or younger siblings.

 

Grimsby

Sacha Baron Cohen returns for yet another quirky character and looking to make another massive impact on the world. This time, he becomes Nobby Grimsby, a football hooligan whose brother is a spy for MI6. They reunite after a long time to help save the world and the humour looks to be very strong in this one. Playing his brother is Mark Strong, a man who may not be too familiar with comedy, but already seems to have it down to a tee. Let’s see if Cohen can make it yet another success story with Grimsby.

Creed

Rocky Balboa will forever go down as one of the most famous characters in movie history. Sylvester Stallone returns to the role that made him famous and this time takes a supporting role to Michael B. Jordan who debuts as Adonis Creed, the son of Rocky’s former friend and rival Apollo. Adonis seeks out Rocky for his help in getting him into boxing, and the story goes from there. The praise for this film already is ridiculously high and there is even Oscar talk for Stallone. Definitely one to see for fans of boxing, Rocky, Stallone or just to see what is probably his best performance according to many reviewers.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

If you can take a famous novel from Jane Austen and make it into a well-received parody, you clearly are on to a winner. Burr Steers has written and directed this adaptation and has managed to squeeze in a huge amount of talent for this movie. A mostly British cast lead this film which tells the original Pride and Prejudice story, but with the subtle change of being in a world infested with zombies. Could there be a more bonkers movie for 2016, yes and it is called Deadpool! But I think this will probably get people going just for the title alone!

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

What more do I need to say? This is two of the biggest comic book characters in history coming face to face on the big screen for the first time. Henry Cavill returns as the Man Of Steel while Ben Affleck gets his chance to be the hero again as he becomes The Dark Knight. Though many feel the latest trailer has maybe given away a lot of the story, the one released in the summer saw just how well the two go on the screen and the tension is shown to be really high as both characters come eye to eye. This may be the biggest film of the year, will you see it?

Written by Jonjo Cosgrove

 

P.S. There is also Finding Dory…

Deadpool trailer is released!

So, after many months of waiting, we finally get our first taste of the chimichanga-loving assassin as he prepares to hit the big-screen in February 2016! Are you excited to see the “merc with a mouth” in the cinemas? It will be mad, there will be lots of blood, plenty of F**ks and tons of laughs! See all the excitement and violence now in the red-band trailer…

or if you are not too fond of gore and swearing, but want to fulfill your curiosity, then watch the green-band trailer!

Written by Jonjo Cosgrove