Tim Miller’s film based on the graphic novel of the same name by Fabian Nicieza & Rob Liefeld with a screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, is a mind numbing, expletive laden, extremely violent exercise in the kind of filmmaking the public has come to expect. Pushing boundaries with its “let’s see how far we can go without totally turning off everyone involved,” I found it laborious and the CGI effects frankly tiring after awhile. Though some of the dialogue is extremely clever and has a very winning performance from Ryan Reynolds who is an actor I truly enjoy watching, it still does not save this film from being an exercise in wasting one’s time. I expect it will do very well financially with a sequel sure to come along in a year or two, but a “sucker is born every minute” to coin P.T. Barnum and never question the overall taste of the vast movie going public. Frankly one needs to turn toward the independent arena in cinema to see anything of true worth these days as this film is quick to make one realize.
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