(The following review does not contain any major spoilers. However, it includes minor details which some may wish to avoid before watching the film.)
Marvel’s Deadpool is a huge R-rated hit. It is an action-packed, romantic comedy that features a terrific performance from Ryan Reynolds. It runs for 108 minutes and is Rated R for strong violence and language, sexual content and graphic nudity.
Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former member of the Special Forces who works as a mercenary in New York City – taking bad guys down for a price. He meets and falls in love with a local call girl, Vanessa Carlysle (Morena Baccarin). Wilson’s life dramatically changes when he discovers he has cancer. Cancer that has spread to his liver, lungs, prostate and brain, virtually giving him no chance of survival. However, he is deceived into undergoing experimental procedures with the promise they will cure his cancer. The deceitful experiments, overseen by Ajax (Ed Skrein) and Angel Dust (Gina Carano), turn Wilson into Deadpool. As a result he has accelerated healing powers but he is hideously mutilated. Frightened of what Vanessa might think of his disfigured appearance, Deadpool decides to pursue Ajax to restore his former good looks and maybe satisfy his vengeful urges to the person responsible for turning him into an ugly, cynical mercenary.
The cast for this movie is spot on. I firmly believe that Ryan Reynolds is the perfect person to play Deadpool. Ed Skrein has done his best to portray as the villain named Ajax in this film. However, he does not seem that threatening or much of a bad guy at all. He seems more of a coward to hide behind his armed men even though he has mutant abilities himself. The costume design is superb, looking like it came out of the comics. The background music that was chosen proved to be very fitting for each scenario. The editing and special effects were a blast to see.
Overall, it is a very enjoyable film and I highly recommend it to anyone. You could see it with your friends, your partner, or even your grandma (if she enjoys strong violence and mature content). My favourite part is how he constantly interacts with the audience. The only thing that disappointed me was the fact that he didn’t have the voices in his head like in the comics but that doesn’t really matter because I was too distracted by the awesomeness of this film (and the chimichangas). So, if you’re a Deadpool fan and anxious if this film is going to be a disappointment then worry no more! Fortunately, it is everything fans have hoped for. It’s a five out of five stars! Even thinking about it right now makes me want to watch it all over again.