Monday, September 04

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Deadpool

Now that is more like it.

Not a perfect Deadpool film, but quite a good one, and vastly more entertaining than the stifling Civil War.  Being Deadpool, it is of course ultra-violent and utterly profane, so probably not one for the kiddies.

The main problem is that it's the origin story, and we've had enough goddam origin stories.  Getting the gang together stories are still cool (Avengers, Guardians) but it's time for the origin story to be buried for good.

Apart from that it succeeds at what it set out to do, and showed it in the cinemas, making $750 million at the box office on a budget of less than $60 million.  The Avengers made twice as much, but on four times the budget, so that's a pretty spectacular return.

Recommended - if you like that sort of thing.  If you've read any Deadpool comics, you know what to expect, and you get it.

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Good and hard.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 09:18 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 I had checked out of Marvel years before Deadpool was created, so I was only vaguely aware of the character. For that reason, Yet Another Origin Story didn't bother me. 

Doctor Strange, on the other hand, could have been a much better film if they'd had the confidence to jump in at the deep end. I liked it for what it was, and most of the actors were terrific, but even setting aside the absurdity of "sling rings", going from zero to Dormammu in one movie was just too much. 

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Tuesday, September 05 2017 02:56 AM (tgyIO)

2 Be sure to check out the "How it Should have Ended" for Dr. Strange.

Posted by: Mauser at Tuesday, September 05 2017 09:33 AM (TYvUn)

3 Yes, Doctor Strange was another decent film that would have been much better without the origin baggage.  The cast was fantastic.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, September 05 2017 10:11 AM (PiXy!)

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