Film Review: Deadpool
Now let's look at the main reason why this film works, that happens to be Ryan Reynolds who is perfect for the role. He doesn't overdo it, nor does he underdo it, he manages to find the perfect
There's plenty in this film to enjoy, especially the humour element which seems to do well in small and unexpected bursts. It's also the only film that could get away with a Ryan Reynolds lying on the floor of his house whilst his blind elderly flatmate builds a set of drawers from IKEA. But for me the most enjoyable scene had to be his first meeting with Colossus and, well let's just say there was an influence from Monty Python and the Holy Grail's black knight in there. It is definitely an action comedy and at times like a sitcom which is a strange mix but balanced out well!
I will say that the movie doesn't take much sussing out when it comes to the plot. Basically a story about revenge as Wade Wilson gets himself a girl, is diagnosed with cancer, comes across a research program that does cure him but is tortured and disfigured in the process, then spends the rest of the
Ed Skrein as Ajax was quite disappointing as he fails to become a threatening or good villain. I've only seen Skrein from that brief moment in Game of Thrones but he seems to be a good actor and I
I do like the addition of Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead, seeing more of Colossus is great and taking on more of a comedic role separates him from his previous outings and making him more enjoyable to watch. I only wish they were used more as I would have loved to see what more they have to offer, particularly Colossus!
The choreography is brilliant, the action sequences couldn't have been better and it's great to see Deadpool using both Katanas and pistols!
All round a very good movie and enjoyable to watch. But I do feel it was restricted in some ways and could be opened up a bit more. Although I don't find this much of a problem for Deadpool's first outing as it is full of masterful comedy and action sequences that almost make the weaknesses of the movie not matter!
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Under 500 Word - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
As soon as the "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" came on screen, I knew we were in for a
treat! 'The Force Awakens' is a terrific film that revives the damaged series from the prequels era, covering over the dents that the last three films had left and continuing with the original story. It doesn't feel too different from 'A New Hope' yet oozes as much excitement and offers more to the franchise.
Daisy Ridley playing the part of Rey in spectacular fashion! Bringing the strong female character to life, supported by John Boyega's Finn and some of our old heroes Harrison Ford's Han Solo and Peter Mayhew's Chewbacca. These two really welcome Rey and Finn to the franchise who have made a good impression on the fans. You could say they are ageing but in no doubt the appearance of two of the most loved characters the franchise has ever seen, brought a smile to the faces of viewers all around. "Chewie, we're home." not only speaks for their return to the millennium falcon but speaks for all the old cast members returning and bringing back the originality of Star Wars.
In truth, this sequel was not the perfect reboot everyone had imagined, but then again with all the weight and expectation placed on this film, it was what I expected and a little more! It made me fall in love with Star Wars all over again and I have never been so satisfied to see such a widely anticipated film!
Under 500 (Almost) - American Sniper
Dr. No Part 4:
He then discovers a conveniently placed vent large enough for him to escape through. The whole scene in the vent is quite mysterious and strange as the only sounds you hear are of unusual high pitched humming echoing through the different passages, and a very strange alien noise that I don't quite understand.
Dr. No Part 3:
After his confrontation with Professor Dent, Bond heads down to the dock where he meets Felix and Quarrel who are setting up the boat to head to Crab Key.
Bond and Quarrel then spend the night on the beach of Crab Key, come morning Bond is woken by the sound of singing.
After they introduce themselves to each other, we finally see Quarrel who alerts them of a patrol boat heading towards them.
One of the reoccurring mentions in this film is of a legend, apparently a Dragon lives on the Island and these are its tracks (according to Honey).
We then delve into a bit of Honey's past, as she mentions her father being killed by Dr. No. If more was made of this it would make this part more interesting, as it adds more depth to the mystery of Dr. No and makes you wonder why he would murder her father. It could also add an exterior motive for Honey being on the Island rather than to just collect shells.
Dr. No PART 2:
After being informed by Strangways' friends in the beginning that he took up fishing as a hobby, Bond heads to the docks to meet with Quarrel played by John Kitzmiller. At first Quarrel seems reluctant to give Bond much information, making him seem like a bad guy.
Quarrel then retreats to a bar with Bond following and Bond agrees to talk with Quarrel in private, so they head into one of the storerooms.
Even though a guy named Puss-feller grabs Bond from behind he manages to break free and have them both at gun point.
This is before yet another key character in the Bond franchise pops up, Felix Leiter played by Jack Lord, not as much of an influential character as some Bond allies but in my opinion one of the better ones that Bond encounters over the films. But in this film he seems wasted as he doesn't make as much of an impact as one would expect.
Either way it is revealed that they all have the same intentions and want to find who killed Strangways, they all decide to head to Puss-fellers night club to share information.
So now at Puss-feller's night club and this guy is clearly on acid or something. In the actual scene he is manically dancing! I just wanted to point him out as the most enthusiastic person in this scene! XD
The woman at the airport returns to take more pictures of Bond as they discuss the mysterious Dr. No. James orders Quarrel to bring her to the table.
Having her in an arm lock she smashes a rock of some sort and slashes it across Quarrel's face.
But we do find out that not all is right on an Island called Crab Key which is where Dr. No is located, although little information is given about him still.
Later the next day Bond pays Professor Dent a visit (one of Strangways' bridge crew) who seems a little suspicious when Bond asks him some questions about Crab key.
Then our suspicions are answered in the next scene as we see Professor Dent hurrying to Crab key and entering Dr. No's hideout.
Here we hear a voice over of Dr. No addressing Professor Dent and ordering him to kill Bond with a Tarantula... which I'm sure can't kill humans? It may cause Bond some serious discomfort but to actually kill him? I suppose a big hairy spider touches on the fears of the audience, but it seems pretty desperate.
He waits for it to climb onto his pillow before he flips it onto the floor, grabs his shoe and beats it to death. I have to say surely Dr. No should know that an MI6 agent wouldn't be killed by something as simple as this. He'll have to get creative, like investing in a tank or two.
Which inveritably leads to the first ever Bond car chase and, well it's nothing special, nor is it that exciting.
Eventually Bond loses them by forcing them to drive off a cliff where the car suddenly blows up, allowing Bond to arrive at Miss Taro's place.
Despite not even saying more than 5 words to her he immediately goes in for a kiss. The least he could do is buy her a drink first or let her get dressed. But as we see later in this scene that won't be necessary as she then becomes the second woman to sleep with Bond.
Then becomes the first woman to be arrested by Bond, setting up the next scene that features Bonds first kill with his new Walther PPK (New Gun).
You could say this is one of the most memorable scenes from the film, as we witness Bond cleverly set up a trap for Professor Dent before mercilessly finishing him off.
The film opens by showing the audience the point of view of an enemy spy looking down the barrel of a gun. This imagery is used a lot throughout the Bond series, showing that the first film in the series is very important as it is there to start trends and themes that will be used in future films. This can also be said about the use of the perfect rendition of the well-known 'Bond Theme Tune', which is first used here.
The moving dots in this case fit the music and add some visual effects.
A common feature early on in the film are fast paced jump cuts, as seen when Strangways' secretary is also murdered.
Despite the out-of-place jump cuts, the scene ends well as Dr No's Henchman pull his file from the cabinet.
This shot raises a lot of questions about the movies Antagonist and his significance to the movie.
Bet you've guessed already, haven't you? ;)
It then cuts straight to a 'Les Ambassadeurs' (Posh Casino place) in London where the focus of the shot changes to one of the people around the table (clue: she really isn't that difficult to miss with her red dress and being the only young woman in the shot). But also in this scene we witness an Iconic piece of cinema:
|"I admire you're luck, Mr..."|
|"Bond... James Bond"|
Not long after he leaves we are introduced to another iconic character in the franchise, Miss Moneypenny, played by Lois Maxwell. Throughout the scene we witness Bond and Moneypenny in close proximity with each other about... 95% of the time. Really defining their relationship throughout the Bond franchise.
As the Moneypenny scene ends James enters the room in which 'M' is first witnessed played by Bernard Lee who discusses the mission he is about to give Bond. At this point we can see that Bond obviously has a certain level of respect for him.
In this shot, 'M' is shown in a position of power. - talking down to bond although for most of the scene they are both sitting. But even when Bond is in a position of power he is made to look insecure.
Bond caught with old gun.
Bond Reluctantly puts old gun on table.
Earlier on in the scene we see Bond being forced to give up his 'Beretta' and switch it for a 'Walther PPK'.
It's hard to show with pictures but by actually watching the scene you can feel how uneasy this moment is, as he is reluctant to let go of his old gun. Although it is obvious he understands that he must obey 'M' no matter how he feels about the situation.
Yet he decides to go with the mysterious Chauffeur anyway...
It actually says a lot about Bond as a character who plays along with this man in an attempt to get information out of him, and eventually leads to the first fight scene of the franchise.
Bond arrives at the embassy before he then goes to Strangways' place where his secretary was murdered. Again, I criticize this scene as it gives out pointless information is given through the very brief dialogue and once again jump cuts make it all seem very disjointed and messy.
This is the only useful piece of information in this scene - when we discover a motive for Bond to head down to the docks to further investigate Strangways' death. However he could have found this out at the Embassy! Meaning that this pointless scene could have been cut out completely, which would have had no negative effect on the storyline whatsoever.