“Deadpool” – turned it off about 20 minutes into the movie

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From IMDB the premise of the movie is:

“This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.”

I had heard when this first come out that parents had apparently not paid any attention to the”R” rating and only going on the hype that it was based on a comic book character that ties in with the X-Men pulling their kids out of movie theaters and demanding refunds as it was so violent and crude, so I knew it was not going to be a kid’s movie.

While the special effects within the first few minutes were stunning, nothing prepared me for how graphically violent and vulgar the movie would be.  I used to love listening to Neil Sedaka’s “Calendar Girl” when I was a child and this movie has ruined that song forever.  It was marred with visuals that were meant to be crudely witty but crossed the line to bad taste.

The movie has been nominated and won awards and obviously there is a market for this, but I think something that might seem witty and sarcastic as a cartoon translates into something less funny and cool with live people.  I will think twice before watching another movie with Reynold’s as the lead.

 

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