For years fans have been patiently waiting for Ryan Reynolds reprise his role as Marvel’s comic book icon Wade Wilson or known to all as Deadpool. Well fans your prayers have been answered as Marvel Productions debut its latest film franchise. Unlike prior Marvel movies, this one is by far the most extreme, the most unorthodox and the most unconventional film yet. Director Tim Miller, whose resume is short (Really no joke, he’s done one animated film) takes his visual and directorial debut and I have to admit, he did a great job. Making a Deadpool film whose main character, played by Ryan, is not easy to keep focus as the character demands random acts of mayhem and destruction. Also, the writer really earned their pay as they filled the black/red tight-buns spandex anti-superhero with sarcastic one liners and moments of breaking down the fourth wall.
To keep it’s storyline safe from the blood thirsty savages known as critics, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick kept it in traditional Hollywood story form. Boy finds girl, boys loves her with unusual traditional holiday gift exchanges, boy discovers every vital organ is filled with cancer cell and is going die. Boy leaves girl to avoid a painful goodbye then finds a cure. Boy is transformed into a supersoldier with the worst dry skin ever. Boy dedicates his life to find the man responsible for his hideous condition and change him back. Boy finds him and well, you know the rest.
But nothing is as simple with Deadpool. As an untrained, comical superhero, he makes it up with guns, ninja blades and a whole lot adult themes and blood spattered throughout the movie. This film will keep you in stitches from start till finish. Ryan Reynolds, (if you’ve seen a short clip of X-Men Origins: Wolverine’s elevator scene, go to YouTube) continues where he left off. A former military special forces operative, Wade keeps a low key life among friends and a shot glass until he meets sweet pretty not so innocent girl for hire, Vanessa, played by Morena Baccarin (From Tv’s Gotham) The relationship blossom until the bad news of cancer hits them like a 50mm bullet that blows away any chance of being together. Seeing no way out, Wade subject himself a secret unconventional and painful experiments for a chance to be cured.
Deadpool undergoes a series of torture and radical medical treatments in order to activate his mutant genes to cure himself of cancer. But Wade’s constant verbal abuse wears down Ajax and Angel’s patience until Wade gets locked in a pressurized body tank over the weekend. With little oxygen to breathe, skin throughout his body dies that causes his deformity appearance. Vowed to beat those responsible the Jesus out of them, discovers them driving on a highway so he drops in for a visit. After a brief encounter, Wade continues to hunt Ajax who boast of a cure for Deadpool’s skin condition. Unfortunately AJax (Francis) played by Ed Skrein and Angel Dust, played by the lovely Gina Carano, must end Wade’s lust for vengeance or else lose their secretive yet profitable cash cow of making super soldiers.
With the many Huge Jackman references throughout the film, there was one that absolutely made meek geek out. (Spoiler Alert) During the final climactic fight scene, X-Men members Colossus (Voiced by Stefan Kapicic) and (Get this) Negasonic teenage Warhead (What is great gamer name), played by Brianna Hildebrand, find themselves in a huge scrap metal yard with Deadpool. Not far from where the group is standing, one sees Shield’s former military Helicarrier, in the background, decommissioned and sold for scrap. You could have knocked me over with a feather because this is a huge piece of evidence that X-Men Universe is along the same space/time lineage as the Avengers as well as Guardian of the Galaxy. So it is quite possible we could see two most profitable film giants Marvel Productions and Sony join forces and finally give the comic book fan's dream with a premiere film in the short future. (Thanks Spider-Man).
If you are a comic book fan, go see the film. If you are not a comic book fan ( Can’t understand why?), I urge you to see it. Bring a friend, a family member (Reminder film rated “R”) or take that special someone or stranger even and see this film. If you don’t mind the numerous flashback then you're fine but due to the heavy marketed promotion trailers might cause one to recollect them, taking the thunder away from those great fight scenes. Nevertheless, give it 9 out of 10. Guarantee no one will be disappointed, offended, yes, but never disappointed. It makes a great Valentine’s Day gift too.
That’s my story and I am sticking to it. Reporting for MoviePilot.com, I am Brian A. Madrid.