Based on one of Marvel’s most unconventional characters, Deadpool finally got his own movie. It’s been years in the making, but fans of the ultimate anti-hero have finally been treated to the popcorn fiesta they had been waiting for. That’s largely thanks to Ryan Reynolds, who not takes the lead here, but who also knocked on every door in Hollywood for a very long time before finally getting the green light. Was it worth the wait? Fuck yeah! Pardon my French there… got a bit carried away.
Reynolds plays Wade Wilson, a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary, who hangs out in a fine establishment along with other mercenaries and hit men, run by a guy named Weasel (T.J. Miller). They kill people, have a laugh, share a drink and have a dead pool going. You know, betting on which one of them will kick the bucket first. The fun all comes to an end though when Wade is told he has terminal cancer. Wait, wasn’t this supposed to be a comedy? But then some dudes from a secret government program, led by Ajax (Ed Skrein), tell Wade they have a cure. It works, but the side effect they casually forgot to mention was that he would be terribly disfigured. Which makes him walk out on his girlfriend Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) because if you thought a bad hair day was already a disaster, wait until you see this guy’s face.
They also neglected to tell him that Ajax is actually an arms dealer and that the program wasn’t really government-funded, but rather an illegal project where they want to create super slaves to be sold as a weapon. Oh, Wade also became indestructible. Enter his superhero alias… Deadpool. Pissed off and out for revenge, Deadpool kills, maims and beheads through Ajax’ operation, hoping to find a cure at the end of his rampage.
The best thing about Deadpool is that pretty much everyone in the movie is witty and sarcastic beyond belief. Reynolds takes home the cake though as he makes fun of superhero landings, points out the legal reason as to why there are not more X-Men in the movie, takes self-deprecation to a whole new level and even cracks a joke about Ryan Reynolds. I know… how meta, right? If this makes you smile, wait until you get a load of Deadpool’s blind roommate who keeps trying to put together IKEA furniture.
I’m pretty sure Deadpool is not a perfect movie, but I was having too much of a good time watching it so I honestly couldn’t tell you what’s wrong with it. Well, maybe there are too many jokes? Can’t possibly register all of them the first time around, so you’ll have to watch the movie again. I know… major pain in the ass, right?