An obnoxious mercenary is subjected to brutal experiments,
prompting his desire for payback under the superhero alias Deadpool.
Directed by Tim Miller
Written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller,
Ed Skrein, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapicic,
Karan Soni, Leslie Uggams
Based on characters from Marvel Comics
Deadpool is the movie that comic book fans across the globe have been waiting for. Ryan Reynolds has finally redeemed himself for his first attempt at playing Wade Wilson by giving fans the perfect adaptation of everybody's favorite Merc with a Mouth. Loaded with pot shots at X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Green Lantern, Deadpool ushers in a new era for superhero films: The era of the R-rating.
Fans of Deadpool owe everything to Ryan Reynolds, who worked his ass off trying to get this movie out of production hell. His performance as Deadpool will go down as one of the best in comic book film history and his constant one-liners and jabs at the studio for their lack of faith in the project make for a hilarious film that knows exactly what it's supposed to be. Granted, it screws up the X-Men continuity even more, but at this point, who's really paying attention? As well as getting a faithful version of Deadpool, we fans were also treated to a faithful adaptation of Colossus, who was unjustly pushed to the sidelines in the X-Men films. Tim Miller was clearly the right guy for the job when it came to this long-awaited film.
Deadpool is a love letter to the comic book geeks who hated Origins and knew the character could be treated better with the right team behind it. Thankfully, Fox found the team and Deadpool was the result. It's about time this character was allowed to sit at the grown-ups' table. It's clear that Fox has another franchise on their hands and if they treat subsequent films with the same care that they gave to this one, I think we're all in for one helluva ride.
After the debacle that was the iconic character in Origins: Wolverine, fans had pretty much lost hope for a good film featuring the merc with a mouth. Luckily, star Ryan Reynolds did not. He proceeded to spend years busting his ass off to get this film off the ground. While the lead up to the film certainly gave us hope we were going to get a much better take on the character, no one expected this good. Deadpool is the comic book film fans have been waiting for. It features everything we love about this iconic character, redeeming from that first awful go around. It also proved the one thing studios claimed can never be successful at the box office: an R-rated comic book movie.
The first thing that must be said about why this film works so well is its star, Ryan Reynolds. He clearly has a love for this character and it shows throughout the entire film. Ryan Reynolds demands your attention form the very beginning, showing the world why he was born to play the role of Deadpool. This could be the role that defines his career. Everything the comics are known for is completely intact in this film. There are numerous moments of fourth wall breaking humor, as everything from the film's budget to the current superhero movie craze is taken a shot at. It's because of this that the movie is downright hilarious. Speaking of redeemed characters, Colossus is also given a much more faithful rendition for this film. While it destroys even more of the already thin continuity, it's still nice to see this character to get his chance to shine as well.
Deadpool is the most fan service comic book movie I'v seen. And I mean that in a positive way. It's hilarious, full of exciting action moments, and features Reynolds at his most charismatic. It's a film that is a true testament to what can happen when the people behind the camera are just as passionate about the source material as the fans are. It's a Deadpool movie made by fans for the fans. With a sequel already announced, I hope they bring the same amount of love to it as well. Because if so, we could have one of the best offbeat superhero franchises to ever grace the movie screens.