Plot: In an effort to cure his cancer, former special forces operative Wade Wilson was subjected to an experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, disfigured skin, an unstable mind, and a “dark, twisted” sense of humor. Armed with new abilities and a new identity, Wilson hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Review: Deadpool is a movie that I personally have been covering for 3 years now. We all know how terrible he was portrayed in the Wolverine origins movie, so fans around the world were excited to know that we would finally be getting the Deadpool we deserve! We have to thank Ryan Reynolds for pushing his hardest to not only get this movie made, but to get it made the right way. Deadpool is a fantastic, fun time. The truest comic book movie to date. The marketing for this film is the BEST marketing for a film I have ever seen in my life. The commercials, the posters – it’s lightning in a bottle. The main thing people were worried about was that if the film itself could live up to the hype. I am pleased to announce that the movie does live up to the hype. You can’t do this type of marketing(or movie in general) with any character other than Deadpool. Wade Wilson(Mr. Pool) is a comic book character that is self-aware that he is in his very own movie. How does that not sound like an entertaining movie?! Deadpool is not only an entertaining movie, it’s a mind blowing spectacle!
The opening sequence starts the movie off on the right beat with the credits making fun of the people who worked on the film itself. It is a beautifully created slow motion shot of Deadpool killing baddies to Juice Newton’s song “Angel of the Morning”. Here’s a fun tidbit; I am listening to that song while writing this review. One thing I loved about Deadpool was the soundtrack. I put this soundtrack on par with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s full of great 80’s music played at the most hilarious and random times. Tim Miller(making his directorial debut) hits this one out of the park. In a way, Deadpool was a passion project for both Miller and Reynolds having to try and fight to get this movie made. If it wasn’t for that test footage that leaked in 2014, the ball would have never got rolling. In the actual film, Deadpool hints that maybe Hugh Jackman played a big part of the movie getting made(which I 100% believe). The main reason this movie was made was of course because of Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds was born to play Wade Wilson. The attitude, the personality – this will go down as one of the best on-screen performances of a comic book character to date(joining Jackman as Wolverine, Downey Jr. as Iron Man). It makes it that much better that Ryan Reynolds recently announced that he will never play another comic book hero except for future Deadpool movies.
The supporting cast is great led by Morena Baccarin(Wade’s love interest) and T. J. Miller(Wade’s best friend). I always found Miller to be hilarious in other movies, and Morena Baccarin is smoking hot. Reynolds has great chemistry with both of them throughout the film. Ed Skrein does a good job as the villain Ajax(aka Francis), but the character himself didn’t really amaze me. I enjoyed Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead a lot more as the back and fourth between them and Deadpool was hilarious. There was a scene where Colossus wants to bring Deadpool back to the X-Men mansion to see Professor X, to where the Marc with the Mouth asks “McAvoy or Stewart?” Of course there are many references that range from Ryan Reynolds playing the Green Lantern, all the way to the Deadpool from the Wolverine movie(we even see an actual toy of the old Deadpool from that movie).
Deadpool is a rare movie that people should appreciate. Not only was it hard to get this movie made, it ended up being a great way to start the new year. Deadpool has something for everyone whether you like action, comedy, or romance. The first hit for 2016. It pushes the boundaries, and if you want more R rated comic book movies – you have to show support and watch it in theaters once it’s released. Kudos to director Tim Miller and Ryan Reynolds for making the movie they wanted, which at the end of the day – was the movie fans wanted. I give Deadpool a 9/10.
Written by Teejay McFly(@teejaymcfly)