Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter-ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
This might be the greatest anti-hero superhero movie ever created. With an extremely dark sense of humor, Deadpool’s cynicism is the most beautifully welcomed nuance that fans are going to love. This is a far cry from your typical Marvel movie. You will see X-Men cameos by Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and the multiple offers from Colossus to join them, but Deadpool is uninterested. The entire point of the film is for him to find the man who experimented on him, Ajax (Ed Skrein), and get him to reverse his mutated state. But of course, the original plan never pans out as expected.
What to look forward to
Deadpool is the main protagonist and narrator of his own story. During the movie he takes several shots at other Marvel characters (mainly wolverine) and Marvel Studios itself. There was a lot of controversy with its R-rating which left a lot of people upset as it excludes a large chunk of people. But after seeing this about a week ago, you need to know it’s rating is more than appropriate. Some of the kill scenes were reminiscent of 300 and Spartacus: Blood & Sand, bloody and barbaric as possible. Plus the language and sex scenes wouldn’t be appropriate (like I said, not your typical Marvel film).
This movie is filled with loads of comedy and an antihero that’s impossible to not fall in love with. The seats were filled with fans dressed up as Deadpool or wearing DP merch. After the film I caught up with multiple people who said they were ready to see it again once it comes out tomorrow (Friday, February 11).
This might be the best Marvel superhero film yet, and if I was wrong they wouldn’t be in the process of making the sequel (spoiler alert). Definitely giving this a 9 out of 10. Be ready for blood, laughter, and to cheer for the bad-good guy.