Review: Deadpool (2016) (Your Atypical Typical Superhero Film…)


“This is a love story”

It’s Valentine’s Day, and you always need a good date movie for V-Day. And what better date movie than the recently released Deadpool? Deadpool promised a subversive comic book movie where the hero isn’t really a hero and all of the typical tropes of the comic book movie are shot to pieces. Or at least that’s what I understood. Instead, what I saw was a comedy that hurled too much at the screen and was as loyal to the traditional comic book movie tropes as any other comic book movie. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy it; there was so much effort and love poured into this movie that it was hard not to enjoy it. However, much like ‘Kick-Ass,’ it promised a lot more than it delivered. Continue reading