There’s no other way to put it: Deadpool is some SERIOUSLY killer fun!
It’s nice to see Ryan Reynolds bounce back from the failed superhero genre and re-emerge as Deadpool, a foul-mouthed superhero who packs a punch with his physical prowess as deadly as his dark and wry humor, making this already well-loved anti-hero, a hit with comic fans, even more endearing to this seeing him onscreen for the first time.
Deadpool tells the story of Wade Wilson, an ex- Special Forces operative and a skilled assassin who fashions himself as a Robin Hood of sorts — he threatens and kills those who try to hurt “the little people”. As he is subjected to a rogue experiment, he walks away with new powers and adopts the alter-ego “Deadpool” and searches for the man who did him wrong.
Wickedly fun and raunchy, Deadpool is definitely not your scrubbed-up Disney’s Marvel: he throws out f-bombs and dick jokes more than anyone would care to count throughout the entire movie, he makes fun of his superhero status, and kills baddies like it’s the most normal thing ever. Yet it’s the hilarious self-awareness of the character (who constantly breaks the fourth wall all throughout the film) that makes him all the more relatable and leaving viewers to root for him.
What’s great about Deadpool is that there is no dull moment; the story picks up at a rather swift pace, with the story easy to follow and some pretty intense (bordering on the gory) action scenes. Then of course, there’s the crude humor that does the original salacious material so much justice.
You don’t have to be a comic book fan to enjoy Deadpool — just leave the kiddos at home, though.
Watch the trailer below:
Deadpool opens in theatres nationwide February 10, 2D and IMAX and 4DX screens from 20th Century Fox! Rated R-16 in cinemas.