I’m not going to lie, I’ve already seen Deadpool at the IMAX twice, and will happily see it a third time if I had the funds. Ever since I saw the leaked test footage, and then got addicted to the hilarious marketing the film has been on my must watch list for ages!
Although we’ve seen Deadpool before in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, his character was far from the real Deadpool. Although Ryan Reynolds did have a few lines, the character was eventually gagged and turned into some kind of horrible abomination that looked like Baraka from the Mortal Kombat series.
Thankfully, after enough outcry from the public Ryan Reynolds is back with a more truthful depiction of the character. With the film being given a full blown 15 rating, something typically not seen in other superhero movies, Deadpool is given free reign to swear as much as he needs, while also feeling the film with crude humour, we also have some actual severed limbs, which Wolverine must be aching to do!
Deadpool starts off as Wade Wilson, a mercenary with some amazing one-liners, who falls for the beautiful Vanessa (Morena Baccarin of Firefly fame). They fall for each other like a pair of mad lovers, but it’s not meant to last after Wade finds out he has cancer. Thankfully he is given a second chance by a shady character mocked for looking like Agent Smith.
Unfortunately for Wade, he has to go through some severe torture and eventually like “Freddy Krueger face-fucked a topographical amp of Utah”, in return he gets the ability to regenerate. Using his new powers, Deadpool goes on the hunt to find Ajax, the person that caused his ugly face and kidnapper of his lady. Bad move!
Deadpool is full of great one-liners, crude gags, and unlimited amounts of violence, bringing a fresh take on the superhero genre. Originally seen as a massive risk, this has well and truly paid off, already greenlit for a sequel. Hopefully, they will be able to go much bigger in the next one in terms of budget, something that the creators didn’t have for this one, but thankfully it delivered a more focused product. Ryan Reynolds has also got his redemption.