In the Marvel Comics based movie, DEADPOOL, a most unconventional anti-hero tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson. Wade is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, resulting with his alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
This movie definitely earned its R rating with a surprising amount of nudity, raw sex jokes and nonstop underlined and boldfaced racy dialogue. The conversations mostly resemble the sort of thing you would expect to hear at a biker bar, as Ryan Reynolds really gives it his all. In the movie Deadpool, also known as Wade, has it out for Ajax (Ed Skrein, deeply evil), a doctor and head of something called the WeaponX workshop. But their ultimate face-off, which is only previewed in the opening scene, must wait until after Deadpool teams up with two unlikely partners: the metallic giant Colossus, who does what he can to protect him, and a rebellious teen who can’t possibly live up to her name, Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand). As for Ajax, his squad consists of one women, Angel Dust, whose specialty consists of mixed martial arts (Gina Carano).
Deadpool is a-should-watch movie, if you’re down for a good laugh, and reminisce on the innocent Marvel Production days. It consists of funny, raunchy humor that has the theater laughing every two minutes, with jokes being thrown left and right. This movie has the shape of a superhero movie but the soul of a Danny McBride flick, with the same goofiness and self-referential humor as a character like Spider-Man, but combined with the graphic violence most often seen in DC comics; Deadpool is just the perfect clash of contradictions.
Production companies: Marvel, Kinberg Genre, The Donners’ Company
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand, Karan Soni, Jed Rees, Stefan Kapicic, Randal Reeder, Isaac C. Singleton Jr.
Director: Tim Miller
Screenwriters: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
Producers: Simon Kinberg, Ryan Reynolds, Lauren Shuler Donner
Executive producers: Stan Lee, John J. Kelly, Jonathon Komack, Martin, Aditya Sood, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
Director of photography: Ken Seng
Production designer: Sean Haworth
Costume designer: Angus Strathie
Editor: Julian Clarke
Music: Tom Holkenborg
Visual effects supervisor: Jonathan Rothbart
Casting: Ronna Kress
Rated R, 108 minutes