plays An absurd, wise-cracking yet never really annoying anti-hero Wade (Ryan Reynolds), after receiving some tragic news, decides to go for broke
and accept a shady offer that transforms him into a super-powered yet
disfigured man. Swearing revenge on the evil scientist who wronged him,
Ajax (Ed Skrein), and vowing to
protect his one true love Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), the plot and his
origin story kick into gear.
Wade is constantly breaking the fourth wall, referencing previous
films and even making fun of the actors who inhibited the roles. He is
constantly telling it like it is, rules of narrative be damned, and it
is this adaptation from the comics that has thankfully survived the
Before Deadpool even begins its soundtrack choice, opening credits, product
placement and tone set the stage for a fun and clever ride. From there
the film picks apart a plethora of elements that tie into the franchise
and beyond, and hopefully makes the viewer question the cookie-cutter
nature of superhero films, the Hollywood treatment of these films, the
movie-making process in general and even has something to say about
equality and misogyny.
is heavy-handed, though, and it is all weaved into the plot so
perfectly that half the time it feels natural that Deadpool is speaking
directly to us. And Ryan Reynolds gleefully and unabashedly steps up to the plate, fully
inhabiting the manic killer whose humor never wanes. Along
with his closest 'friend' Weasel (T.J Miller) and taxi driver Dopinder
(Karan Soni), Reynolds'
acid-tongue perfectly accompanies the gleeful ultra-violence that