I kind of had a hard time choosing for this one. I don’t gut-wretchedly dislike this but I do not understand the hype surrounding the ‘awesomeness’ that is Deadpool. Yeah, it’s a R-Rated superhero flick. Yes, it’s very tongue-in-cheek kind of comedy. It’s so meta. That’s it? While Ryan Reynolds was born to play the role, his character was so irritating that I didn’t care about what happens to him. The gimmick of the movie felt so repetitive to the point that it’s not funny anymore.
I didn’t find anything special with this movie. I think it was just the different way of telling an origin story that made this click. It’s great that the backstory wasn’t dragged out so much (rather, it was placed conveniently in segments to balance out the movie), but when I think about it now, it’s hard to place scenes where Deadpool was awesome, or something totally amazing happened.
We all want superhero movies to have content, but being entertaining plays a big part in making the movie work. If it’s not memorable (even one epic scene would make a difference), then it’s partly not doing what superhero movies are supposed to do.
Movie Everybody Hated But I Didn’t
Yes, I am one of those people who watch Adam Sandler comedies. Just looking at his filmography, the man is no stranger to a rotten rating. While I’m not a fan of his over-the-top crude humor, I think movies that he makes with Drew Barrymore are quiet enjoyable. I think it’s because his sense of humor is dialed down a notch compared to the usual raunchy fare he does with his group of friends. Blended is his lowest-rated (and the only one applicable) outing with Barrymore and while it doesn’t really have a plot, I still liked it.
It’s a generic kind of movie: a romantic story between single parents and shenanigans ensue. It’s set in a resort somewhere in Africa, making the movie one vacation for everyone involved. Were there problems with the movie? Some of the jokes were cringe worthy or fell flat. The writing wasn’t terrific, and there were parts that the movie could have done without. It was ultimately the chemistry between Barrymore and Sandler that makes this movie a bit more enjoyable than it should be.