Ryan Reynolds is a hitman who finds love with a local prostitute (Morena Baccarin) and they become happily engaged until Reynolds is diagnosed with cancer. However it would appear that there is a solution in the form of a stranger offering the cure. Little does Reynolds know that he is in fact being turned into a horrific monstrosity to be used as a “super-slave” by an incredibly evil Ed Skrein. Reynolds escapes this hell though, and becomes masked sort-of-vigilante Deadpool.
We have all been waiting for a Deadpool movie for a very very long time now, ever since it was “announced” that there would be one following 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. And after all this time could Deadpool really satisfy everyone’s demands? Could it counter that awful Deadpool representation in Origins?
It’s excellent. It’s everything I wanted from a Deadpool movie. The crudity is there, the fourth wall breaks are there and the gratuitous violence is there. It’s a wickedly funny and nasty joy. And made on under a third of the budget given to Avengers movies. Hopefully this will show Marvel that they don’t need to spend $250 million pounds on a movie for it to be a success, it just need be original and true to itself.
The real success of Deadpool is Ryan Reynolds though of course. He is Deadpool. He has been Deadpool this whole time but he’s only just don it on film, just look at his twitter. He joins the ranks of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and Heath Ledger as the Joker as perfect comic book castings.
Possibly with the budgetary limitations it may have been wiser to lessen the cgi big action sequences, but honestly after the opening credits I was already loving the film so much that I can forgive it for a fairly normal final battle. Overall I really recommend Deadpool to any comic book fan, and I cannot wait for the next one.