Huge shoutout to director Tim Miller for taking this movie on and knocking it out of the park. As we all know, Ryan Reynolds has been fighting for this movie for years, but at the end of the day you still need a director to deliver the audience a good movie. Well, they did it.
Deadpool will go down as one of the best comic book movies ever, and I say this because they managed to make the film without compromising the character to reach a wider audience. This film earns the hell out of its R rating and pulls no punches. There is nudity, lots of violence, and crude humor and language, but it is never overly done and doesn't hurt the movie. My fear prior to the movie coming out was that they would try too hard to make this movie funny and force too many jokes and it would turn out to be a disaster. Fortunately, Ryan Reynolds was able to really sell the comedy here and be genuinely funny.
The action was also very good. Though this is where the smaller budget does start to show. At certain points, Deadpool does start looking like a shiny bouncing rubber man, but that's nitpicking. Never at any point does it take away from the experience.
The cameos are also handled very well. The X-Men that do show up in the film are great. Colossus is absolutely fantastic as the more toned down family-friendly hero trying to get a defiant Deadpool to become an X-Man. Negasonic Teenage Warhead is also great and her powers are AWESOME.
One of the best things about this film is how they handled the villain Ajax. He isn't some tragic story, or the antithesis of Deadpool. He's just a mutant jerk who knows he's a jerk and enjoys being a jerk. Which is great! Everything about this movie is incredibly self aware and it makes the movie more enjoyable.
There isn't really much more l can add without spoiling anything for anybody so all I will say is that Deadpool was fantastic and hopefully the sequel is just as good!