Monday, February 29, 2016

Jason and Shawn versus Deadpool

That's right, The Basement Boys actually ventured to the multiplex and took in a movie. Granted, they didn't go at exactly the same time, but they did go on the same day. And both are willing to pleasure your eye holes with written thoughts on Marvel's Deadpool.

Does it live up to the hype and box-office dollars? Stick with us!

Jason: I have but one complaint about my Deadpool experience, and that's that the crowd I watched it with were a bunch of humourless douche canoes who clearly didn't get the joke. And some mom brought her four year old. Ridiculous. Fortunately, none of the above got in the way of me enjoying this violent, funny and highly irreverent adaptation of The Merc With A Mouth. From the hilarious opening credits to the final beat down, this movie is a hoot. It's at times juvenile, and at other moments quite smart. During a cinematic era where super-hero movies take themselves so seriously, it's a breath of fresh air to watch one that doesn't. Ryan Reynolds was born to play this role, and he owns every second of it. The low budget pays off too, as the action and story are lower key and more personal. And, it pains me to say it, I liked the love story. Fine, I'll hand in my macho card. If we were still in the review business, I'd give this mofo a Good. Time to pre-order the Blu-Ray.

Shawn: I agree with Jason about the breath of fresh air.  Superheroes: Good, wholesome and in the words of Captain America: "Language". No baby sitting Captain America here. In fact, this is almost "anti-cap". I admit, the last Avengers tried to go a tad gritty, but what was most refreshing, with Deadpool, was that there was no "careful" or "tactful" holding back and trying to be smart about it.
This flick let loose. Gave us what people feel and let the movie be as smart as it is, without using what brains the writers have, to disguise "clever" swearing etc. This movie was smart, violent and had a great story. Even if it didn't take itself seriously, it was serious. I'm sure box office reflects how serious. If you are easily offended, go see this mofo and face your fears. Unlike Wolverine, with Deadpool, you get the entire character, in all his smart ass, violent tendencies. I dug this flick very much and if you are true fan, don't miss it, because, "Life moves pretty fast."


  1. When I first heard that Ryan Reynolds was doing this movie, I wasn't so sure about it. "Go home, Van Wilder!" instantly came out of my mouth. But - I have heard that it's actually a decent movie, so maybe I'll have to give it a go!

    I also heard that it's a "Leave the kids at home" kinda movie too, so hearing that you saw a 4-year old kid there makes me chuckle.

    1. Definitely not for the kids, Kara! And it's really good :) If you go, let us know what you thought!


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