I owe Ryan Reynolds an apology
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The film was actually really good. It was crass, bloody, extremely violent, over-the-top bonkers, and refused to take itself seriously. It had all the subtlety of watching a clown on crack attempting to set a house on fire.
And I have to say, it was very funny.
Deadpool is the exact opposite of films like The Dark Knight or The Wolverine- both of which are terrific films that I really liked and continue to enjoy. What makes Deadpool good, though, is the fact that Ryan Reynolds absolutely nails the title character's performance.
So, it would appear that my deeply held belief that Mr. Reynolds simply did not have the acting chops, the skills, or the presence of mind to pull off the character of Deadpool was, to put it mildly, rather mistaken. And therefore, I owe him an apology.
Hence, Mr. Reynolds, what can I say other than: "oops".