DEADPOOL: Directed by Tim Miller, Written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick
Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds, is about a former Special Forces officer named Wade Wilson who turned to the life of being a mercenary. After a typical night at hunting down and “taking care” of someone, he meets a woman named Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), and they immediately fall in “love” (most likely trespassing G rated guidelines). Tides turn ever so fast, and Wade is diagnosed with cancer. Desperate to find a cure, he finds himself in the hands of a man named Francis (Ed Skrein) who promises to cure Wade entirely of his cancer, but equivocated the fact that he is actually trying to make Wade a mutant by torturing him. After countless weeks of suffering, he successfully turns Wade into a regenerating deviant but destroys his face to the point of a “nightmare” (Freddy Krueger, anyone?). Wanting to gain his life back, he is focused on seeking vengeance and winning back Vanessa’s heart.
If I had a dollar every time I laughed during this movie, I would be a millionaire. Filled with crude comedy throughout, I completely fell in love with the immaturity of Deadpool. Not only was Deadpool a memorable character, Ryan Reynolds’ performance in this movie was great, and just not Leonardo DiCaprio great. Although mostly perfect throughout the movie, I felt his execution at some points were stale. Deadpool’s most boring parts were the drama scenes in the movie. Nonetheless, he was awesome for 99 percent of the film. For the co-stars, I believe that Baccarin and Skrein did a wonderful job at covering their roles. The chemistry between the three of them really makes the viewer feel that they either hate each other or love each other. As a result, Deadpool could offer them the perfect platform to obtain other roles in upcoming movies!
Parent Note: Unfortunately, this movie is not for children. There were many uses of profanity, sexual jokes, and inappropriate scenes for the younger ones. Of course, some will still allow their children to watch this movie.
Overall: Deadpool is great for all ages above 15! It will be remembered as one of the better Marvel movies for generations to come, and it certainly surpassed box office expectations with a $132.7 million opening weekend.