It's been some time since we've seen the Merc with a mouth on the big screen. Rather, this is the only time we have truly seen him in all his vulgar, humorous, ultra-sexual and violent. Once more Ryan Reynolds has suited up as the quick thinking and often obtuse Wade Wilson. After the blunder that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Fox has kicked aside that film and has brought us the rated R film we have all been waiting for in DEADPOOL.
Deadpool is directed by first time director Tim Miller and stars Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein, Morena Baccarin, and T.J. Miller. First off let's start off with this. This is a spoiler free review. This film is everything comic book fans and Deadpool fans have been waiting for. Ryan Reynolds has knocked this one out of the park. From the opening titles to the end credits this film is fast paced and completely relentless. In Deadpool terms the film in its entirety is Maximum Effort.
The action and humor of this film is what makes this film so special. It truly is pulled off the pages of comics and transferred perfectly to the silver screen. Never before have we seen a film so loyal to a characters story and source material. We had the over the top violence and action. We had the often brutal and on point humor that makes Wade such a memorable and surprisingly lovable character.
This film in a sense was a blast. It is a film that is so much fun to watch and never does the film slow up or drag on. The pacing of the story is so quick and the back and forth of Wades transformation and the love story that adds surprising heart to the film is actually very well done and at time hammers home some feels. Followed abruptly by something that'll make you laugh and cringe in true Deadpool fashion. Now is the story the best as far as comic book films go? No, but for a film like this it didn't need that. It needed to be the film that we actually got. Ball to the wall madness that hold back nothing! Thank you FOX and Marvel. Well done and I'm very much looking forward to the next adventure Wade takes us on.