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Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers among other mutant powers. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, he adopts the alter ego Deadpool and hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
We’ve seen Deadpool before, or rather we’ve seen Wade Wilson before. In the generally atrocious Wolerine: Origins film were we got a very brief taste of his smart mouth antics only for him to be completely bastardised in the finale. Oddly, that’s where I first started to learn about the character and through the outcry over his big screen debut I looked into the source material. Since then, I’ve been eagerly waiting for an actual Deapool film. It took a long time, but we’ve finally got it!
For those of you who don’t know Deadpool isn’t your typical mainstream comic book character. He is rude, ever so crude and violent. He also loves breaking the fourth wall. I was a little concerned that the fourht wall breaking wouldn’t be done right, but my concerns were needless. It’s done well, not too often and was often hilarious. TJ Miller cracks my favourite line suggesting to Wade that he go and talk to a guy to ‘advance the plot’. Brilliant. The opening credits and first scene set the tone perfectly for this movie. It gleefully mocks itself, actors, character traits, clichés and other franchises. That’s why Ryan Reynolds works so well as Wade Wilson/Deadpool. He does what he does best. Sarcastically wise cracking at everyone’s expense, including his own. There aren’t many actors in Hollywood who can do this as well as he can.
Deadpool is as unique as it is hilarious. Action-packed from start to finish. It’s everything you’d want from the franchise. In such a crowded market for comic book movies it was always going to take something this different and unique as Deapool to make it’s voice heard. Thankfully after years stuck out in the wilderness a sequel has already been already confirmed. So we won’t have to wait too long for another taste of Deadpool’s crazy antics. Can’t wait.
Verdict: Thumbs Up