If you're like me then you've probably loved the superhero genre since you were little. If I hear the word 'superhero', I am immediately interested in what a person has to say. This year, us fellow nerds have been gifted with much superhero related media, whether it be DC or Marvel.
Both companies are killing it right now on both TV and film formats, from Marvel's Daredevil and Marvel's Agent Carter, to DC's The Flash and Supergirl. In the film world, Marvel continues to impress with its cinematic universe (which is also linked to its TV universe) and DC are about to drop the battle of the century with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Outside of this bracket, we have Deadpool. I've been anticipating this movie for a while, but nothing could've been prepared for the epic joyride of a film that I saw this afternoon. So, without further adieu, let me explain to you in a short spoiler free article, why Deadpool is worthy of your money.
1. He may be super, but he's no hero
Breaking from tradition, Wade Wilson does not use his powers for good - he, perhaps justifiably, seeks revenge on those who have wronged him. He does so in an extremely violent matter, making no apologies for it in the process. It's highly fresh and highly original. Deadpool also manages to make the audience sympathize with Wilson.
2. The humor
If you're in need of a laugh, I urge you to go and see Deadpool. The script is excellent, story driven yet hilarious. It manages to maintain enough drama and action to prevent the film from becoming a comedy. Full of meta references to other films and heroes as well as Deadpool constantly breaking the fourth wall on many occasions. Simply put: Ryan Reynolds is excellent.
3. The action sequences
Reminiscent in style of the old Western films, Deadpool's action sequences are beautifully shot, full of gruesome deaths and executed unlike anything else I've ever seen. Often using drawn out, slow motion sequences, these scenes are one of the many highlights that Deadpool has to offer. Be warned though, things do get pretty graphic. Yet no tears are shed. Well, not by Deadpool anyway!
4. Morena Baccarin
I've been lucky enough to see a lot of Morena Baccarin's previous projects including Firefly, V, Gotham and Homeland. Baccarin has proven herself time and again to be a great actress and Deadpool is no different. Playing Vanessa Carlysle, the love of Wade Wilson's life, Baccarin lights up the screen every time she has a scene. I find her a joy to watch and she was definitely one of the most pleasant features of Deadpool. Coincidentally, Baccarin is no stranger to the superhero franchise as she currently stars as Dr. Leslie Tomkins on Gotham, as well as the voice of Gideon on The Flash. Moreover, she has previously voiced Talia Al Ghul in Son of Batman and Batman: Bad Blood.
5. The R-rating
There is very little to say here. The rating speaks for itself. Deadpool is not a kid-friendly person, so there is no reason why a PG-13 version of the film should exist. We were lucky enough that the studio granted the character of Deadpool an R-rating. Due to the lack of boundaries, we got a film adaptation that is true to the character in every way possible.
So, if you are in doubt about Deadpool, I hope this article has helped. If not, then you are probably missing out on seeing a really enjoyable, action packed yet story driven joyride of a movie. We've seen some great films this year so far, but in the comic book world, Deadpool currently reigns supreme, and it's going to be tough to take him down. He is immortal after all!