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Running Time:
1 hour 40 minutes

Rating: R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.

Rating Explanation:
for strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
Fast, funny, and gleefully profane, Deadpool subverts the usual superhero film formula with wildly entertaining and decidedly non-family-friendly results.

Additional Info:
Ryan Reynolds ... Wade
Karan Soni ... Dopinder
Ed Skrein ... Ajax
Michael Benyaer ... Warlord
Brianna Hildebrand ... Teenage Warhead
Style Dayne ... Pizza Guy
Kyle Cassie ... Gavin Merchant
Taylor Hickson ... Meghan Orlovsky
Randal Reeder ... Buck
T.J. Miller ... Weasel
Isaac C. Singleton Jr. ... Boothe
Morena Baccarin ... Vanessa


 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 blockbuster process.

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.

Nothing 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 follows.

Deadpool is wickedly funny, especially after the onslaught of mainly serious comic superhero properties that have pervaded both the big and small screen, and will continue to do so, for now. More than just a comment on blockbuster franchises, or simple parody, this is a love letter to the infamous anti-hero that gets its character and the tone just right. 


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