“Deadpool” is blowing up, both in his movie and in the box office. The film is quick, quirky and . Fans are getting exactly what they expect from the character—vulgarity and violence. New viewers are probably confused but will find the film witty and enjoyable. You have never seen a superhero film like this because, as Deadpool says, “surprise, this is a different kind of superhero story.”
For those who are new viewers, Deadpool is a Marvel comic book character that fans have been begging to be made for the big screen for years. Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) works as a sort of bounty hunter, taking down the bad guys for money. He finds out he has terminal cancer. In order to help himself and his fiancée, he undergoes an experimental treatment that mutates his genes, cures his cancer and results in immortality. Afraid that his fiancée will be terrified of his appearance, he becomes the anti-hero Deadpool, hunting down the man that mutilated his skin.
It is incredibly funny. The audience laughed out loud through the entire duration of the film. By breaking the fourth wall, as Deadpool does in the comics, it gives the audience a more personalized experience. We are not just watching the movie; we are literally a part of it. The pop culture references the characters make help us relate to them. The film even goes as far as to have Deadpool make fun of Ryan Reynolds.
Speaking of Reynolds, his portrayal of the character is spot on, and the role could be the biggest of his career. He speaks with snark and sassiness that was nowhere to be seen in “The Green Lantern” (which Deadpool absolutely makes fun of). His enthusiasm for the role is clear through his irreverent performance.
“Deadpool” is a superhero movie for adults. It moves away from the generic and cliché into originality. It is wildly entertaining and could change the way superhero movies are done. It is rumored that “Wolverine 3” may have an R rating. Whether or not it will embrace that rating as much as Deadpool is hard to tell. It is not easy to compete
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