A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool.
When I first heard they were finally going to make a Deadpool movie, I got so so excited! I had really liked Wade in the X-Men Origins movie, and got really sad when I found out his fate at the end. This movie is completely about Wade Winston Wilson (played by Ryan Rodney Reynolds, like it was meant to be). We find out the real story behind how Wade got his ‘super power’ and no, trust me – no one is sewing his mouth shut.
Wade is diagnosed with terminal cancer, but someone tells him that they can cure him and give him super powers at the same time. He declines at first, but later decides to just go for it – because how cool would it be to become a superhero? Well, not that cool, apparently.
This is honestly one of the best movies of this year already, and the year hasn’t even started properly. I honestly don’t remember laughing so hard during a movie that didn’t have ‘comedy’ as main genre (honestly, I don’t laugh that much during comedy movies because those jokes are usually just not funny). Deadpool is hilarious; Deadpool breaks the fourth wall about a dozen times. There are jokes about Ryan Reynolds, and LOTS of jokes about Wolverine and Hugh Jackman.
For me, the fact that this movie was R-rated (or 16+ in my country) was the best part of it. Because there were so many dick jokes, so much blood, heads were cut off and gods it was just so amazing. I really don’t think I would have loved this movie this much if it hadn’t been R-rated.
Other than Deadpool, there was one character that we’d met before in the Fox movies, Colossus aka Piotr Rasputin. I had no idea that Colossus was Russian, because he hadn’t spoken before in any of the movies he was in, but that made him even cooler. I mean Colossus is just so awesome, and I was incredibly happy to find out he was going to be in this movie. View Spoiler »We even saw the X-Mansion and the Professor was mentioned, after which Deadpool asked ‘McAvoy or Stewart’ which was probably my favourite joke in the WHOLE movie (aside from all the Hugh Jackman jokes). « Hide Spoiler
I don’t know what else to say about this movie other than to repeat that this movie is amazing. The script is amazing, the cast is amazing, Ryan Reynolds is amazing, the jokes, the cameos (STAN LEE), E V E R Y T H I N G was amazing. There was only one teeeeeeeeensy little thing I didn’t like – the fact that the movie was partly told through flashbacks. I wouldn’t have minded to have one half of the movie to be the story of how he became Deadpool and then, after the break (our movie theater still has breaks in the middle of the movies), the start of the actual action. I loved all the action (I am definitely too fond of bloody movies for someone who almost faints after cutting her own finger by accident), but the flashbacks kind of ‘ruined’ it I guess? I was so into the action, and then there would be a scene explaining how Wade and Vanessa met and I was a bit like a cockblock… An actionblock? Yeah idk, other than that the movie was superduper great.
If you love Marvel, you should watch Deadpool. If you liked X-Men Origins: Wolverine, you should watch this movie because this movie is so much better than that. If you liked X-Men: WATCH. THIS. MOVIE. Just do it. Unless you’re under sixteen, because then you’re not even allowed to see this movie. Sorry not sorry. (Just kidding ;))
Note: There is an after credit scene, I had heard there were going to be two – but we only got one so I don’t know if the second one is an American exclusive (like the Shawarma scene at the end of the Avengers), but you should really sit out all the credits. All of them.