Review: Deadpool

By Brendo
18 Feb 16


Crude, crass and controversial. Hilarious, creative, fresh and violent. 'Deadpool' goes to a place where other superhero films don't dare to go and the result is a total laugh-out-loud, beat-them -up calamity that sucks the audience right in and refuses to let go. It doesn't mind in the slightest to make fun of itself, relayed perfectly through the anti-hero star of the show, Deadpool himself. It sarcastically points the finger at the whole marvel superhero world but never forgets that it still must deliver the riotous impact that the viewer is expecting. Like many people, I had never heard of Deadpool and was unfamiliar with the whole narrative. Even with a cameo appearance in the 'Wovlerine Origins' film as Wade Wilson this off-the-wall character never made it in my comic book collection.
'Deadpool's' debut on the silver screen coincides with first time Director, Tim Miller's virgin feature and what a way to announce your arrival. Their is nothing safe about Miller's production and with its R rating, how could it be. 'Deadpool' simply needed to be let loose to see where this outrageous character will take the whole film and right from the very first scene the audience will know they are in for one hell of a ride. Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and co have had the very unique task of being able to create a narrative where its boundaries are not as constrained as its more well known and famous rivals and the whole blasting spectacle benefits from the less conventional script.
For the first part of the film we are treated to a story that goes from the present back to the past and then back to the present until we have all caught up with the fast paced, crazy ride (and able to suck in some much needed oxygen). Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a mercenary of sorts. He makes a living as a thug and standover man for those who will pay the right sum. Wade is also a smartarse, quick witted and able to handle himself in any situation but then one evening he meets his match in the form of the very beautiful Vanessa (Morena Baccarin). She has the unusual ability in dealing with Wade's ways and a beautiful, very active relationship blossoms. This all turns to sewerage when Wade is diagnosed with a terminal illness that directly leads him to becoming Deadpool when an experimental "cure" transforms him into an unstoppable force. There is one problem.........but this is for the viewer to find out. Carnage is the order of the day as Deadpool, with the help of a couple of minor X-men goes about amusingly righting the wrongs that were thrust upon him by Ajax (Ed Skrein) and save the woman he loves.
Ryan Reynolds is the only actor that could genuinely play this role. He is known for his outlandish behaviour but it does seem as if 'Deadpool' was in some way auspiciously written for him. Reynolds doesn't disappoint, completely immersing himself in this performance that can only result in this very funny antihero production. Everyone else that appears alongside Ryan is there for the benefit of Deadpool's comedic nature but by no means out of place. The characters come and go but all play their part, each providing moments of R rated controversy that will leave the audience in stitches. The script is simple but drives the 'Merc with the mouth' on a riotous journey to seek out his vengeance in typical Ryan Reynolds style. It is his film and he grabs it with both hands, teeth and tongue.
But remember........he isn't a hero.