The highly anticipated marvel movie, Deadpool starring Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), came out Feb. 12 and it’s already broken box office records, bringing in $250 million dollars the first weekend.
Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD
Wade Wilson, A.K.A. Deadpool, is tricked and tortured into becoming a mutant after being diagnosed with cancer. The consequences left him feeling broken and with a disfigured body. The main plot throughout the whole movie is to find Francis or “Ajax” (Ed Skrein), the man who tortured Wilson, and force him to cure him so he can go back to his fiancé Vanessa (Morena Baccarin).
Besides a few minor details, this movie gives the comics justice for this is by far one of the best Marvel movies ever made. Every scene is completely in character, including all of the fourth wall breaks Deadpool does.
Another little continuity within the movie provided are all of the little jabs at Fox itself. When Wilson is being experimented on, he tells them he doesn’t want the superhero suit to be green or animated, a reference to his old movie Green Lantern. When Francis threatens to sew his mouth shut to make him stop talking, Wilson makes the comment, “Oh I don’t think that’s a good idea.”. This was a direct jab at X-Men Origins: Wolverine where Reynolds had previously played Deadpool but had the abilities of all of the other mutants combined, including a sewed up mouth. Another direct jab that made the whole theater laugh was when Deadpool arrives at the X-Mansion and asks for Colossus (Stefan Kapičić) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead’s (Brianna Hildebrand) help in stopping Francis and comments, “Wow, this is such a big house, but I only ever see the two of you here. It’s like the studio didn’t have enough money for any more X-Men…”
A detail that was changed in the movie was Wilson’s fiance Vanessa. In the original comics, Vanessa is actually known as “Copycat”, a mutant with the abilities to replicate another person or their abilities, similar to Mystique. In the movie, however, Vanessa is a regular human who falls in love with Wilson. The change was disappointing, for they could have played that character very well and have had a good dynamic with Deadpool. That being said, Vanessa and Wade’s love story is a heartwarming one still, and isn’t too far off from the original characters themselves.
Ryan Reynolds does an amazing job playing this witty and hilarious character. Even when things are supposed to be serious, Wilson’s humor never fails to pull through and remind the audience what kind of person he is.
Speaking of Deadpool’s humor, this movie is rated R for a reason. There are a lot of inappropriate jokes, gruesome murders, explicit scenes between certain characters, and a lot of cursing. This movie is different to other Marvel movies, such as The Avengers, that know the majority of their audience are young children. Deadpool being an “antihero”, this movie is highly not recommended for little kids or anyone who gets offended very easily.
All in all, this highly anticipated film is definitely worth a trip to the theater, maybe even two trips. The cast was perfect, the dialogue was on target, and the action was thrilling. Deadpool is the movie of the year.
Also remember to stay after the credits for a short clip (yes, it’s worth it).