I have to start out by saying that I usually don’t see this many new movies and considering what is coming up I think there might me more reviews than I thought. I really have to mix it up though and add some books (which I am working on) and some TV (which I scratched but might take up again if I can actually get through watching full episodes without being distracted).
Any who, Deadpool, Deadpool, Deadpool. What can I say about Deadpool.
First off it is a very different superhero movie, if you can call Deadpool a superhero at all which he himself wouldn’t.
Second of all it has a lot of violence, bad and suggestively bad language nudity but not as much as I thought that here would be considering the character in question.
Thirdly it is very funny and I don’t just mean the movie itself but the opening and closing credits are funny and so is the after credits scene. Yes, there is an after credits scene.
It is also told in a non-linear way which for a superhero movie and an origin story is very different but suits this character well. Deadpool breaks the fourth wall often which I am told he does in his comic books as well and like the non-linear way it is told suits him.
Ryan Reynolds is wonderful but then the character I believe is very much him. Actually all the cast plays their parts well. I don’t think that I am really going to go into the plot and not because it is complicated or anything, actually it is an easy enough movie to follow, but I think it is a movie that you to see yourself and I don’t really want to spoil it.
There is just something about Quentin Tarantino that I like. I think it is just his passion and the obvious enjoyment he gets out of what he does. Kevin Smith is very much like that as well. He has a way of telling a story and you can always tell a Quentin Tarantino movie when you watch it.
Despite that I can’t say that the Hateful Eight is his best work, I still think that honour goes to Pulp Fiction but that could be debated at a later date. It was way too long for my liking and location wise it really only takes place in two places a carriage travelling in a snow storm that will turn into a blizzard and a roadhouse called Minnie’s Haberdashery on the way to Red Rock, Wyoming. In the initial carriage scenes we meet O.B the driver of John Ruth (Kurt Russell) who is a bounty hunter known as the Hangman and his prisoner who he is handcuffed to, Daisy Domague (Jennifer Jason Leigh).
On the road they pick up another bounty hunter and former war hero Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L Jackson) who is heading the same way with his own dead bounties. Ruth lets him on mainly due to the letter from Lincoln that Warren has in his pocket. They then encounter Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins) who claims to be a new Sherriff of Red Rock. They arrive a Minnie’s where they have to nail the door shut every time. The owners of the roadhouse have apparently gone to visit Minnie’s mother, and is left in the charge of Bob (Demian Bichir) a Mexican whom Warren is very suspicious of.
Within the roadhouse is an old southern General Sandy Smithers (Bruce Dern), the hangman of the region Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth) and a cowpuncher by the name of Joe Gage (Michael Madsen). From the get go Ruth is suspicious of everyone thinking that there is someone in the roadhouse that wishes to set Domague free, with only Warren that he trusts.
Naturally as it is a Tarantino movie there is a lot of violence and general bad language and by the end just about everyone is dead. There is only one thing that I will be a little nit-picky about and that is Zoe Bell. Now she did not play a huge part in the story admittedly but I just thought a Kiwi and a female driving a team of horses in post-civil war Wyoming seemed unlikely and it bothered me so much so that I had to research to see if it was possible. It was but still….