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DEADPOOL

Blu-ray review by David Blackwell

 

DETAILS: 108 minutes, two audio commentaries, deleted and extended scene, teasers and trailers, making-of documentary, digital HD copy, DVD

VIDEO: 2.40:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen) 1080p High Definition (Blu-ray only)

AUDIO: English 7.1 DTS-HD MA, English 5.1 Descriptive Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 DD

Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish

 

STUDIO: 20th Century Fox/ Marvel Entertainment/ Kinberg Genre, The Donners’ Company/ TSG Entertainment

Theatrical RELEASE DATE: 2-12-2016

Blu-ray/ DVD RELEASE DATE: 5-10-2016

 

STARRING Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/ Deadpool, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrien, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Briana Hildebrand

Based on the Marvel Comics character created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld

SCREENPLAY by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick

DIRECTED by Tim Miller

Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a merc for hire who is a bad guy who goes after worse bad guys.  He meets the love of his life, Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) and he has a short time of peace with her until he is diagnosed with cancer.  He takes a secret program up on their offer to cure him of his cancer, but it leaves him scarred all over his body with the ability to heal any wound.  He takes up the name of Deadpool and makes a red spandex costume so he can go after Francis (the bad guy who put Wade into this situation) thinking that Francis can cure his outside skin condition, but things become more complicated when someone close to him is kidnapped by Francis and he has to ask for help from two X-Men.

 

DEADPOOL is a funny action send-up on superhero movies as Deadpool is quite the anti-hero who sometimes does the right thing while also talking to the audience (he even says hi to Rob Liefeld (co-creator of the Deadpool character who has a cameo in two scenes) in a bar).   You can even spot a few winks to the marvel and Deadpool continuity like the SHIELD helicarrier in a junkyard and Hydra Bob (who is just known as Bob in the movie).  It is full of humor, language, and violence.  This is definitely not a movie for the kids.  Stay for the scene at the end of the end credits as he teases who will hopefully be in the sequel (but I hope they get Hugh Jackman to reprise his part as Wolvernie and have the character make an appearance even though Hugh says Wolverine 3 will be his last time as the character).  The beginning credits are a wonderful parody of title credit sequences.  DEADPOOL is one of my favorite movies of 2016 and I can’t wait for the sequel. If you’re a fan of marvel movies or even films like KICK-ASS or KINGSMAN, you shouldn’t miss seeing DEADPOOL.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Audio commentary with Director Tim Miller and Co-Creator/ Comic Artist Rob Liefeld

where you learn that Gina Carano was someone that Rob suggested to the director and where the movie takes from the comics in scenes

Audio Commentary with Actor Ryan Reynolds and Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick

 

Deleted and Extended Scenes (about twenty minutes)-

Gag reel

 

FROM COMICS TO SCREEN…TO SCREEN (One hour and twenty minutes): a multi-part making-of documentary that covers how the movie got a green light, the casting and characters, the stunts, the visual effects, and the music

 

Various photo galleries: Concept Art, Costumes, Storyboards, Pre-vis, Stunt-vis

DEADPOOL’S FUN SACK is a collection of photo stills and various promos and theatrical trailers that first appeared on the internet.  The only thing missing from the video collection are the TV spots, the recent internet videos since the movie came out in theaters, and the funny blu-ray TV promos.

 

FINAL ANLYSIS:  DEADPOOL is one of the best funny action superhero movies I have seen. Ryan Reynolds was born to play Deadpool and I can’t wait for the sequel.  It is great to watch this movie on a  second viewing- I enjoyed as much as I did the first time. The extras are great on the blu-ray, but they have left out a few extras which makes me think 20th Century Fox will double dip this for an unrated cut of DEADPOOL.

 

This review is 5-15-2016 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Deadpool wasn’t consulted or interviewed for this review.  Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com and follow Enterline Media on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/enterlinemediaweb