I'M BACK, BITCHESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
I saw the new Deadpool this week and I decided to figure out if I'm still good at this reviewer shit. I'm not. I feel it! But I'll try to get back in opining shape. Let's just, in the true spirit of this franchise, barf up some things I liked (and cringed at) about the movie.
I love the way #Colossus
is visualized and animated - I spent every one of his frames watching his upper lip move. Is it the best CGI I've ever seen? No, but for a comic book/#Xmen
movie I'll take an approach that veers from realism. I like the melange of visual textures and how what might look haphazard in any other film works perfectly for the zany world of #WadeWilson
. The slick opening titles (hilariously set to a new #CelineDion
track) evoke #JamesBond
, the prison scenes look like something out of the #JasonStatham
Cinematic Universe, and the trips Deadpool takes to the great beyond would make Nicholas Sparks weep.
The new #Deadpool
is far from a feminist staple. There is an egregious act of fridging that wasn't lampshaded at all. In a cinematic universe that derives 81% of its humor from lampshading comic book tropes and makes a running joke of fourth-wall breaking declarations of "lazy writing," this fridging wasn't lampooned in the slightest. Despite some jokes that would (rightfully) launch 100 tumblr boycotts, some of them just LAND. I hate myself for the laugh that came out of me at "...Scoutmaster Kevin?" One likely unintentional (and redeeming) action of allyship comes in the establishment of Deadpool's new squad, which will distract us in subsequent films from the removal of national catastrophe #TJMiller
I love the new squad. In addition to Colossus (whose voice work by #StefanKapicic
is simply delightful) and #Negasonic
, surly as ever) we are joined by her girlfriend Yukio (#ShioliKutsuna
, who gets some of the coolest special effects in the whole film), the brilliant #RobDelaney
as Peter (whose superpower is an amazing mustache), a couple of stuntcasts I don't want to ruin for you, and the clear breakout of this lot, #ZazieBeetz