See this anti-hero in action with all of the violence, comedy and other elements that make this character great
There have only been a few anti-heroes in the Marvel universe and even less of them in the movies. Some would say Wolverine has these qualities that don’t always make him a hero, and fans did see a sort of anti-hero in Ant Man with Paul Rudd but besides this there has yet to be a strong example of this type of hero. Deadpool is the film to answer this call and it does an amazing job. This Merc with a mouth is finally coming to the big screen and here is what this writer thought of this movie.
Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is not a good man. He is a former special forces operative who lives a peculiar life. He makes his living going around either beating people up or changing their minds by force if necessary. He spends his nights hanging out in a bar drinking away his money and has ties to almost no one except the owner of the bar Weasel (T.J. Miller). One night Wade meets Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) and they have a lot of adult fun together. Sadly one day Wade gets some awful news, he has cancer and it has spread to a couple of his major organs.
The chance of recovery is bleak and he is preparing for the end. But a peculiar man known only as the recruiter (Jed Rees) tells Wade of a chance to cure him and change him into something more than he ever thought possible. Wade thinks it is a joke but thinks f*ck it and decides to give it a shot. It is here he meets Ajax (Ed Skrein) who is in charge of the program and will do whatever it takes to change Wade into a person with astounding abilities. An Accident happens one night that leaves Wade disfigured, with awesome healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. Armed with these new abilities he sets on a mission to find the person who ruined his life to exact his revenge.
This movie was amazing! Ryan Reynolds was meant to play this character and he brings him to life as no one else possibly could. The jokes are a bit dark but never seem out of place or sound like something Deadpool wouldn’t say. There are also many scenes where Deadpool breaks the fourth wall and is talking to the audience and in most films this would come off as absurd but it fits this movie wonderfully. The music is great and helps alleviate some key scenes to the next level which make them all the more enjoyable to see unfold. It was also quite clever the way they let the origin story unfold, it strayed from the norm but that was the right choice for this movie. There is a lot of violence in this picture but fans shouldn’t expect anything else from their favorite anti-hero.
This movie gets 9/10. It was one of the best Marvel movies this writer had seen in a long time and certainly blew him away. There was so many hilarious easter eggs that made this movie freaking hilarious and the Stan Lee cameo is one of his best yet. You can tell Reynolds had a blast playing this character and brings to his performance all of the innuendos and profanity that make this character awesome. The only thing this writer can say is that if you are not a fan of lots of blood and violence then this may not be a movie you should go see.
If you are a fan of Deadpool then you will definitely want to see this movie. If you are looking for a different kind of superhero movie then this is the one to pick. If you like Ryan Reynolds then you won’t want to miss this one. Deadpool comes out this Friday.
Watch the red band trailer here: