I can’t tell you how much I loved this movie!
Based on Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, 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.
Okay first things first. This movie is rated a big fat R and with good reason. As entertaining and action packed as it is, it also has horrible language, brutal violence and explicit sexual content. Definitely not for kids or the faint of heart. Now for the rest of you, buckle up and hang on to your hats cause it’s going to get really crazy!
Now I have to be honest, I wasn’t entirely familiar with the Marvel character’s back story other than he pretty much can’t be killed and that he’s bat-shit crazy! I didn’t know he was in love or that the reason he consented to extreme mutation was because he had terminal cancer and couldn’t bear the thought of leaving his paramour Vanessa, an escort he met in a bar. Basically I had no preconceived ideas about the film other than I am a fan of Ryan Reynolds and the marketing leading up to the release date was brilliant.
This movie is roll on the ground, try not to pee yourself hilarious and it starts right from the opening credits. With credit titles like “Directed by Some Douche Bag” or “Starring An Asshat” continuing on in that vein through till the opening scene.
Wade Wilson a former Special Forces operative, has undergone experimental treatment in order to cure his terminal cancer at the hands of a sadist who calls himself Ajax. Wade is subjected to extreme forms of torture to trigger a mutation in his DNA. Once the mutation has occurs, his cancer has been cured but he is also horribly disfigured. Despite having developed super hero abilities as well as being cured, Wade Wilson is hell bent on revenge and so his alter ego Deadpool is born, in order to track down his torturer Ajax and find a cure for his hideous visage.
In my opinion this film fits Ryan Reynolds as comfortably as Deadpool’s “navy blue masterbating Crocs” I can’t imagine an actor better suited for this role. His sarcastic and twisted sense of humor will have you in stitches and the fight scenes are violent and grotesque, but also amazing to behold. Kudos to the people responsible for special effects, stunts and cinematography.
The film is reported to have 100 easter eggs (an intentional inside joke or hidden message) and pays homage to Marvel’s comic in scenes like the “pizza delivery boy” and makes reference to rhymes with “Pulverine”. I look forward to seeing X-men installments featuring our anti-hero in the future.
So far Deadpool is the first big blockbuster of 2016 and has been breaking records all over the place. According to Forbes, Deadpool has earned $3 000,000 world wide. Not bad for a movie that languished in development limbo for nearly a decade.
So does Deadpool find Ajax and get revenge so he can finally face the girl he was supposed to marry? Maybe with a little help from his friends. You’ll just have to watch it to find out. One thing I can tell you is that Deadpool #2 has been confirmed and I can’t wait!
Deadpool earns an A- for “Maximum Effort”.