A super-funny satirical take in the superhero genre and a motor-mouth wisecracking anti-hero, Deadpool is a near-perfect cinematic experience!
Right from the get-go we know that Wade Wilson is not our average garden variety super hero – he’s blatant with a twisted sense of humor. Deadpool is a movie that is set to take a dig at all superhero films with its tongue in cheek humor and as soon as the curtains lift, we know it takes its “un-serious” identity very seriously. You never know when you’ll get to see another opening scene of similar level of genius as “Angel of the Morning” playing to rolling credits as superhero clichés against a slo-mo gunshot scene next, so you might as well convince yourself that this is going to be epic! We are told a “Hot Chick” and a “British Villain” are in order – like every freaking superhero flick.
So here’s how the plot goes – Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is an ex-mercenary who currently runs errands and takes down goons for a price. He meets Vanessa and the two have a whirlwind romance, till Wilson discovers he has a swiftly spreading cancer. Determined to keep Vanessa out of his worries, Wade volunteers for a rogue experiment that is supposed to treat his cancer and give him superpowers. However, the experiment goes awry when he discovers that the rogue team is set to create super slaves and are unperturbed by their patient’s sufferings. Deformed and scarred after his survival, Wilson takes on the avatar of “Deadpool” as he sets out to seek revenge on Ajax (Ed Skrien) who is primarily responsible for his plight!
With the big scale promotions that the movie had undertaken, and Ryan Reynolds being practically everywhere (be it TV shows or Comic Cons) with his Deadpool mode on – the movie definitely has a lot of expectations riding on it. Especially fans of the comic book series have been intently watching out for it with a certain amount of skepticism that whether or not it will indeed be able to do justice to its source. But, instead of opting for a linear origin story, Deadpool surpasses every expectation with its non-linear timeline and unapologetic approach. It embraces its R rating and doesn’t hold back at any point- neither with the bloodbath nor with the adult humor.
The side characters have been developed strongly as well. X-Men members Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus pitching in to help our hero and not-so-subtle references to Wolverine, establishes the Marvel connection. And, the frequent 90s music inside jokes will definitely make the 90s babies happy! Basically, this movie has something lined up for everyone and 108 minutes of pure edge of your seat humor and action.
We can’t wait for the franchise to catch on after this epic origin story. Deadpool is a sure addition to the superhero obsessions this year – we should be convinced by now that the Deadpool addiction is hard to die down anytime soon. Get your own Deadpool costume at www.cosplaysky.co.uk and join in on the bandwagon before the next Deadpool movie hits the screens!