DeadPool Movie Review

Deadpool Movie Review

DeadPool Movie Review (Released 2016)

  • IMDB – 8.2 | Rotten Tomatoes – 91%
  • Rated R
  • 108 minutes
  • Released – February 12th, 2016
  • Directed By: Tim Miller

Our Reviewers Thoughts

Valentines Day 2016, a beautiful day of romance where couples go to the theaters and watch sappy movies about love, or even better watch a pun filled gore fest about a revenge seeking mercenary with a big mouth and even bigger swords. Yes, that is exactly what Deadpool is. Great isn’t it!

The movie begins by showing off its rated R statues with the gruesome killings of the henchmen of Ajax, the British bad guy responsible for Deadpool’s powers and disfigurement. Deadpool unsuccessfully hunts Ajax down in hopes he will fix his disfigurement. He is stopped by the X-men, all two of them, because they want him to use his abilities for good. A flashback, backstory happens and the audience discovers Deadpool used to be an ordinary mercenary with a ordinary life with his beautiful hooker girlfriend Vanessa Carlysle. He is diagnosed with terminal cancer and secretly sneaks away from Vanessa to go to the trusty secret program that claims they can cure his cancer. Turns out they are actually jerks and  are force people into becoming mutants then selling them to the highest bidder. Deadpool escapes before blowing up the facility and goes after Ajax to force him to make him beautiful again. Yes, the plot of Deadpool is that he believes he is too ugly to be with Vanessa and must stay away from her until Ajax fixes his once beautiful face.

Deadpool was no doubt a big relief from Fox’s other superhero fails such as Fantastic 4 or the previous  upsetting mouth-sewn-shut Deadpool of Wolverines Origins. With joke after joke and the destruction of the fourth wall, Deadpool has become my new favorite stand alone superhero movie. Sorry Iron Man, the merc with a mouth won my heart over that Valentines day.   Despite the strange plot of revenge with beauty and the beast mixed into it. Deadpool felt as if he walked right out of my comics and invaded the big screen. Deadpool also brought along some of his friends such as Blind Al and Agent Bob who is working for Ajax.  Another detail I loved about this movie was Deadpools costume. A costume can make or break a movie, we’ve all seen the batnipples in Batman & Robin, and Deadpools costume only added to his personality and wit.

Some of the throwbacks to the movie could have all been easily fixed. Theres a moment between Deadpool and Ajax where Ajax asks him what his real name is and Deadpool doesn’t say anything due to the trauma of the mutant gene torture. Deadpool shuts up and he is never suppose to shut up. That moment hurt my nerdy heart a little. Theres also the scene where Ajax stabs Deadpool with a pole and hooks the end so he can’t escape, next scene Deadpool simply walks out of ash, the pole no where in sight. It would have added to the gore of the movie to watch Deadpool free himself from that pole. I was also confused with Vanessa Carlysle lack of powers, maybe that will be a feature in Deadpool 2.

Despite these little nitpicks, Deadpool is a much watch for any superhero fan and even though its not a romance movie, it definitely told the best romance story I have ever heard.

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Creed Movie Review

Review of the movie Creed released in 2015

Creed Movie Review – Released 2015

  • IMDB – 7.8 | Rotten Tomatoes – 94%
  • Rated PG-13
  • 133 minutes
  • Released – November 25th, 2015
  • Directed By: Ryan Coogler

Co-written and also directed by Ryan Coogler, Creed features Michael B. Jordan who plays the role of Adonis Johnson, the son of renowned pugilist Apollo Creed who is a fleet-footed boxer from the Rocky series.

Being an extramarital affair’s product, Adonis never ever knew his renowned dad, who passed away in the ring during a fight with Ivan Drago in Rocky IV of 1985. After the loss of his mother, Adonis was raised in a foster home; however, his strong likings for combating ended him up in juvenile detention. Adonis will get a second opportunity in the widow of Creed, Mary Anne who takes the youngster in.

Whilst boxing is in his bloodstream, Adonis is set to earn a name for himself. He leaves the ease and comfort of the Creed estate located in Los Angeles and moves to Philadelphia, the site of the legendary match of Apollo Creed with Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). He finds out “The Italian Stallion” and employs the grizzled expert as his coach.

Creed explores a fresh section in the Rocky story, a follow-up which also serves as an aftermath, re-conceptualizing the best underdog tale for any new generation. Along with Rocky in his corner, it is not long before Adonis gets a go at the champion, Ricky Conlan (Anthony Bellew). Will he gain his dad’s legacy, or will Adonis turn into a “false Creed”?

Coogler, as well as Maryse Alberti, director of photography, have created an exciting as well as impressive movie along with fantastic performances by Jordan, Stallone, and also Tessa Thompson, who performs the role of Bianca, a Philly singer, and songwriter who becomes linked to Adonis.

There is something special in these motion pictures which resonate with viewers. As ridiculous as the Rocky series is on occasions, these films keep on connecting with folks – sports enthusiasts, action fans, despairing romantics, and traditional film lovers – there is something for everybody. Creed successfully channels that mental energy and directs the franchise in fascinating new directions whilst remaining true to its origins.

Coogler, along with his cast, has provided a crowd-pleasing movie which delivers an emotional punch. There is a sense of authority to the characters, both new as well as old. Adonis is undoubtedly his dad’s kid, but he is equally as much an underdog as Rocky had been in older days. He is from the streets, a warrior – a survivor – and he is scared that, in case he makes use of his father’s name, he would not be able to live up to it.

Rocky, in the meantime, is battling the most difficult fight of his lifetime – mortality. It is incredible what Stallone is able to perform with this character recently, from Rocky Balboa of 2006 to his most remarkable supporting role in Coogler’s movie. After retirement from the combat, Rocky has finally evolved into the Mickey character of Burgess Meredith, complete with ill-fitting stitched cap. Creed is actually the passing of the flashlight, and Stallone is out on a victorious high note here.

From the above-mentioned Creed movie review, it is evident that Creed is not just an awesome film; it is, in fact, one of the year’s very best. It is psychologically engaging and fully gratifying, an ideal vessel for movie fanatics. With a contemporary underdog storyline, Creed is really a reminder of how powerful the human energy can be when we have got something to battle for.

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