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  1. #26
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    Haven't seen Deadpool, but I'm just always a little stunned when I hear praise for JW. There are so many more notable examples of cinematic violence. Anyway, sorry for the snark, though it seems fitting in this thread. Carry on.

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    Haven't seen Deadpool, but I'm just always a little stunned when I hear praise for JW. There are so many more notable examples of cinematic violence. Anyway, sorry for the snark, though it seems fitting in this thread. Carry on.
    No worries, would be really interested to read your thoughts on JW (maybe in the JW thread some day). Didn't find it exceptional on the whole either, but thought the action was done exceedingly well.

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    Caught Deadpool this evening. Very enjoyable. I do wonder how it will hold up on repeats. While the nerd community is freaking out that they have a Deadpool in a movie, I was so happy to have MY mental Colossus. Every scene with him made me giggle with joy.
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    Oof. Finally saw this, and just.. pretty much everything 8, Morris, Winston, Stay Puft and DavidSeven said, but I'm even less confident in saying there's much in the way of good jokes sprinkled in it, since I think I couldn't have mustered up the energy to laugh at all more than.. I dunno, maybe three or four times after the opening credits (my favourite piece of the whole thing)? And even I think most of that was T.J. Miller to be honest.

    When a movie is into itself this much, and clearly has such a shallow, uninteresting personality beyond that, there's no real wavelength for me to hop onto to get anything out of it. Plus from basic cinematography and setpiece standpoints, it just looks drab and awful, and other than the slightly inventive structure of its script it has absolutely nothing new to offer as many times as it might talk to the camera to try to convince you otherwise. Say what you will about Batman v Superman, but at least it tries for something of a style, looks very good most of the time, and commits to itself as a living, breathing movie. This was just like watching a shoddy, early 2000's superhero movie with a main character equivalent of Pop-Up Video coming in to make itself seem edgy.

    Between this and Dawn of Justice, I'm really gonna need for Civil War and Apocalypse (or even Suicide Squad, though I'm less hopeful there) to be really satisfying to repair the endless void these two have dug in my superhero soul this weekend.

    I'm not even exaggerating (and in the end, they are just varying levels of infuriating) when I say:

    Batman v Superman > This.
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    Quote Quoting Henry Gale (view post)

    Batman v Superman > This.
    Ohhhhhh nooo. I mean... no way.

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    Ohhhhhh nooo. I mean... no way.
    To me, Deadpool is like Kick-Ass (which I also really don't like) with even less capable or inventive direction.

    At least BvS, for all its dopiness, is earnestly and even ambitiously so, not to mention cinematically dynamic from time to time (if in very surface-level ways).
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    Diva (Beineix, 1981)
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    I would at least watch Deadpool again on a Sunday afternoon. I never want to watch BvS ever again.

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    Yeahhhh, about 50 minutes shorter, without the eye-rolling dourness, without dumb developments, and with its laughs at least kind of intentional, sound better to me.
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    Kick Ass is utter bullshit, Deadpool is disposable fun, but BvS is simply insultingly bad.

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    I like Kick Ass a lot. Seems like a better combination of earnestness and crazy fun than Deadpool. Its characters feel more real to me, the movie is funny, but not forcibly so. It's not desperate to earn our laughs.
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  11. #36
    In the belly of a whale Henry Gale's Avatar
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    In the end, to me:

    Kick-Ass is detrimentally smarmy but mostly well-constructed. (+ Cage & Moretz are very good, especially together.)

    Dawn of Justice is extremely sloppy but assuredly sticks to its storytelling guns (in usually visually/cinematically interesting ways).

    Deadpool is both of those formers and neither of the latters.
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    Last 11 things I really enjoyed:

    Speed Racer (Wachowski/Wachowski, 2008)
    Safe (Haynes, 1995)
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (Parker, 1999)
    Beastie Boys Story (Jonze, 2020)
    Bad Trip (Sakurai, 2020)
    What's Up Doc? (Bogdanovich, 1972)
    Diva (Beineix, 1981)
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    Just watched this, and ultimately coming away with a positive view, although I think number8 et al brought up good points about the film's problems. Towards the end, I realized how completely uninterested I was in the villain ("a British guy" indeed) and in the action, but Reynolds' personality helped the Apatow-ian line-o-ramas feel organic to the characters, and the flick's structure mitigated its origin story mechanics much more than I expected. I can't envision rewatching this film the way I've watched and treasured flicks like The Dark Knight and Spider-Man 2 (and The Dark Knight Rises (I know, I know)), but it sufficiently diverts. Flick needed more off-kilter Jed Rees.

    I'm more interested in the implications of this film showing a $60 million R-rated superhero film can make profit and do things that other superhero flicks won't.

    I mean, just like that, Adam McKay's gonna be directing Irredeemable, to which I say, "Heck yeah."

    Anyway, Deadpool was probably better than Batman v. Superman, but I find the latter's overambitious, aloof dirge more fascinating.

    Kick-Ass was worse than either.

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    One of the worst.

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    Finally saw this. I had a real good time. Morena Baccarin is hot. The end.
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    This was verging on terrible but mostly just mediocre and lazy and feels like it was created in a focus group of immature males.

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    Saw this a while back. It's funny but the act wore thin towards the end. It could have been great. Ryan Reynolds was awesome, though.

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    Funny and informative on the pre-production.


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