We tried to watch Deadpool in an Indian theatre and…
We aren’t recommending it to anyone in a hurry. Not on Wade Wilson’s life. Not even on Francis’. Shortlived, as it was. If you consider yourself a card-carrying member of the Ryan Reynolds fanclub and have stood by his side through all the questionable career choices (*cough* Green Lantern *cough*) or you just get your giggles from the Deadpool brand of comedy, we aren’t recommending this. Why? For starters:
1. The Indian Censor Board has gone Edward Scissorhands on the Marvel flick and chopped out anything remotely resembling fun. In the absence of the gratuitous trash comedy and d**k jokes to distract you, you are forced to concentrate on other things like, the plot. Of which there isn’t much.
Guy goes up against Bad Guy. Bad Guy kidnaps Girl. Guy swears vengeance and sets out to retrieve Girl while also skewering Bad Guy’s innards. Sound familiar? Even the makers of Ra.One were smart enough to just tack that particular plot device on as an afterthought. Yes, we said it. And no, we really wish it weren’t so but at the crux of it, Deadpool is just a one hour 48 minute long story about a guy trying to win back his girl and well, forgive us for having this new-fangled thing called ‘expectations’ from a Marvel movie starring an actor of Ryan’s calibre.
2. Francis or Ajax is cast as your textbook evil doctor with dire intentions… Except that with zero backstory and zero motivation to back up all his evil plans, all he has to back up his street cred as a cray supervillain is that he is evil. Because, reasons. He’s going to make the world suffer because he can, okay? Well fleshed out villains with a convincing story to make you believe their need for world domination… Lolwut? More d**k jokes.
For enders; ah, scratch that, it’s gotten old already.
To conclude, this movie is a thriving mix of sarcastic wit, electrifying action and Deadpool is sure to make you LOL, as in real loud, with his humour. Is this flick based on a guy who just squeezed his arse into tight red spandex going to rock your world though? Let’s just call this one a one-time watch, albeit a hilarious one at that. Major props to the marketing team, but we aren’t buying into the hype quite just yet tho.