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Deadpool (2016)

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Call me old fashioned but even postmodernism has its limits. This is ultra-violent within the first 5 minutes, thrives on self-awareness, has a full rewind to bring us up to date at minute 60 and then has the customary 25-minute action denouement. So far so tiring. I prefer my self-referential movies to be sweeter. Like Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. This was Ryan Reynolds’ passion project for a long time and he has taken many the left turn since. Somehow we are supposed to find his dubious charms endearing – which comes up in the script, in the endless attempts to break the fourth wall. However Ed Skrein is really impressive as Ajax, the Brit Villain.

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