Review: Deadpool

Possible Spoilers Ahead

 

Back in 2009 the first stand-alone Wolverine movie (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) was released to the masses. Prior to seeing any movies I like to look at the principal cast involved. I saw that Ryan Reynolds would be playing “the Merc with the Mouth” known as Deadpool. I could not have been happier. In my mind, that was perfect casting. I couldn’t wait to see what they did with the character. Then the movie came out, and they sewed his mouth shut, and gave him all these odd powers. Seriously, what the fuck?

With that movie being less than perfect, it seemed we would never see Deadpool in a movie again. Every now and then comic book movie fans would get their hopes up, as Ryan Reynolds would tease the possibility of a Deadpool solo outing. But it never became anything more than a rumor.

Then it happened. Test footage of the Deadpool movie we all wanted leaked and the internet went nuts. It had everything we wanted: Crazy violence, a lot of humor,  breaking the fourth wall, etc. Fans rejoiced. Could a Deadpool movie be on the horizon?

Due to the reception of the test footage, a movie was greenlit by 20th Century Fox. It has been quite the journey from then on out. Ryan Reynolds said he would be returning as everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed bad ass, and everyone jumped for joy when it was announced (on April Fool’s Day) that it would be rated R, the only way Deadpool should be. We all waited patiently until Thursday February 11th, 2016, when we would finally get to see Ryan Reynold’s passion project. If you are like me though, you thought to yourself “are my hopes TOO high?”. Had the movie been hyped so much that it was destined to fail?

The answer: FUCKING NOPE. This movie is AMAZING!

 

It delivered, and then some. It had everything we were looking for. Awesome action? Check. Humor? Double check. What more do you need than that? A good story? Believe it or not, this crazy movie has that too.

Let’s start from the beginning. Right from the opening credits, you will find out this movie is going to be unlike any super hero movie you have seen before. You will then recognize the opening scene as a beefed up version of the test footage that started it all. After that, if you are not all in, you should just leave the theatre. And while you are at it, stop talking to me cause chances are I don’t want to be associated with you anymore.

The movie follows Wade Wilson as he finds love, then becomes hideously disfigured while trying to cure the cancer that is running wild in almost his entire body. He then tries to hunt down the man who did this to him, because he was told that he is the only one who can fix him. He proceeds to kill everyone in his path, while trying to be recruited by the X-Men.

The cast does a fantastic job bringing the characters to life. You can tell this is the most fun Ryan Reynolds has ever had with a movie. I would love to know which parts of the movie are improvised, because the humor is always hilarious and never cheesy. TJ Miller is the perfect best friend, and Ed Skrein plays an amazing villain. He does not outshine Deadpool at all, which is very rare for a super hero movie.

I can’t say much more about the movie without giving away important aspects of it. I would not want to deprive anyone of the amazingness that is this movie. I hate to sound like a cliché critic, but this was easily the most fun I have had at the movies in a long time. Seriously if they just replayed the movie as soon as it was over, I would be ok with it. This movie is destined to be one of the most talked about super hero movies ever. Do yourself a favor and go see it immediately.

 

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

This movie is an instant classic. It leaves you wanting more, and we are definitely going to get it. You will not be disappointed. This movie gets my seal of approval.

 

 

 

 

 

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