Deadpool The Movie

An Irish man talks about the last movie he saw at the cinema, Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds.

Self Study

Dictation

Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.

Transcript

The last movie I saw was a film called 'Deadpool'.

And it stars Ryan Reynolds as a superhero.

Uh, I think it was one of my favourite films of this year, and probably going to be one of my favourite films ever, as it was completely hilarious, it doesn't take itself too seriously, and the effects were unreal, and it even features some characters from 'X-men'.

So if you enjoy 'X-men', or super hero movies, or even comedy films I'd highly recommend watching it.

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.

Questions

  • What was the last film he saw?
  • Who is the main actor? Who stars in the movie?
  • Did he like it?
  • Why did he like it?
  • Characters from what other movie franchise appear in the film?

Answers

The last movie he saw was 'Deadpool'.

The main actor of the film is Ryan Reynolds. Ryan Reynolds stars in the movie.

Yes, it's one of the best movies he's seen all year. Perhaps it's one of his most favourite movies of all time.

He thought it was hilarious, the film doesn't take itself too seriously, and the special effects were unreal.

Some characters from 'X-men' also appear in 'Deadpool'.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

superhero - a ​character in a movie, story, or book who has ​special ​abilities and uses them to ​help ​people, or do good.
Batman is my favourite superhero.

hilarious - very, very funny
I thought the movie was hilarious.
Her jokes were hilarious.

don't take something too seriously / doesn't take itself too seriously - having fun, without being overly serious.
He takes himself too seriously - He is not fun because he is too serious.
He doesn't take himself too seriously - He has a fun side, he can joke around, he's slightly childish.