Bravura, raunchy and gleefully profane; Deadpool and his smart ass stay ahead of the game the entire ride.
“You're probably thinking ‘This is a superhero movie, but that guy in the suit just turned that other guy into a fucking kebab.’ Surprise, this is a different kind of superhero story.” This is Deadpool, a new wave of anti-superhero. Mr. Pool is like no other superhero film you’ve seen before and it’s all thanks to a bravura performance from Ryan Reynolds. Man, I never thought I’d say that? Reynolds engulfs the trashy class of Mr. Pool and gives one of his best performances I’ve ever seen from him on the big screen.
Since, the decline of the X-Men films from The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Deadpool has be in some serious need of a reboot and revival for his character. Then, came a fresh new trilogy from director's Bryan Singer and Matthew Vaughn who gave us First Class, Days of Future Past and this summer's anticipated blockbuster, Apocalypse. Days of Future Past was a forgiveness film to die-hard fans that gave the series a clean slate to start over. Green-lighting Deadpool to revive his character back to his adult comic book roots. Director T.J. Miller spares no punches and catapults Mr. Pool to a hard-R adult superhero extravaganza.
Breaking multiple records at the box office thanks to its terrific advertising team, Deadpool is a total hit and it came out of nowhere. It has blood, violence, language and nudity. Prudes and conservatives will cringe, but die-hard fans and open minded non-fans alike will have a total blast. The film tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson (Reynolds), who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers. This forms into an alter ego known as Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life A.K.A. Francis (a stern Ed Skrein).
Some of the best scenes in the film are when Deadpool and his twisted sense of humor break the fourth-wall multiple times throughout. Lines like: “McAvoy or Stewart? These timelines can get so confusing.” Or “A fourth wall break inside a fourth wall break? That's like, sixteen walls.” Backed by his two faithful semi-companions, Colossus (voiced by Stefan Kapicic) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (a terrific Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool and his X-Men duo take down the bad guys.
Hopefully, this is a righteous path for more R-rated superhero films to follow. Yes, in the past we’ve had them before (Watchmen, Dredd and Blade trilogy), but none of them have had the successful chemistry as Mr. Pool as had. So, “From the studio that inexplicably sewed his fucking mouth shut the first time comes five-time Academy Award viewer, Ryan Reynolds in an eHarmony date with destiny. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you ... me! Deadpool.” It’s a bloody good time!
Deadpool is rated R (Restricted). For strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity.