Sunday, February 14, 2016

Deadpool Review: An irreverent break from the superhero mold

The Hit: Deadpool (a.k.a. Wade Wilson) was a flick I have been waiting to see ever since that viral short clip on YouTube a year ago. It got so much attention that the studio finally decided to make the movie everyone has been wanting to lay their eyes upon. Deadpool is not a hero you expect him to be and has a mouth you can't really shut up. When this movie was announced, it was exciting hearing R-rated was the direction they were going — PG-13 wouldn't have done justice for Deadpool. With R, there were no holds barred on what he could do and what could say. Some parents/people who don't know this fictional character wanted the rating to change but thank goodness it didn't. If you have time read up on Deadpool, you will find out why the rating it got was well deserved. 

Ryan Reynolds once played this character in the movie "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" but didn't wear the red suit. Things from other Marvel movies were sort of referenced in this flick, especially the X-men. Not all the X-men were shown but Deadpool mentions the reason behind that in a comedic way. Trust me when I say this, he really says whatever he wants and gets away with it. We see his past and how he came to be the "hero" he is now. His love interest Vanessa played by the lovely Morena Baccarin (Knows for Dr. Thompkins on Gotham) shares the same type of humor as Wade and make a lovely crazy couple meant for each other. 

In order to not hurt Vanessa, Wade undergoes this experiment to become a mutant. He is then chasing the person who created him to make him look normal again and not like the topographical map of Utah. When chasing his creator Ajax/Francis (Ed Skrein) and causing havoc he is confronted by two X-men: Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand). They both mean well but during their commotion, Ajax escapes. Colussus wants to recruit Deadpool to join the X-men but Deadpool is not having it and is not the hero they want him to be. In the end, he asks for help from the two X-men mentioned but only if he agrees to consider doing "something." 

Go watch this film if you are a true Marvel fan and want something different. I left the theater feeling different because Deadpool goes to boundaries no superhero will go and made this movie pretty great. With the R-rating, however, there is a lot of language, violence and graphic nudity. This movie is worth going to see I promise you that — you will get laughs which you will really have to listen to the inside jokes and references to other movies. There is also an after credits scene mentioning the sequel I hope gets a green light so don't just leave after it's over.

The Verdict:
Green Light (Go See It)

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