Another week, another surprise as there was an HBO movie that I actually wanted to watch again. When it comes to the Marvel movies, I would say that I’m kinda a fan of them. I’m not a huge fan of all of them like Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, and quite a few others, but I am a fan of all the X-Men movies, yes including that horrible third movie, as well as some, SOME of the Wolverine movies. I figured I would give this movie a try and see what all the fuss about this being the first R-rated Marvel movie was about.
Deadpool, played by Ryan Reynolds, was originally Wade Wilson. Wade was a Special Forces operative who worked as a mercenary. While working as a mercenary he falls in love with Vanessa, played by Morena Baccarin, and they plan to live happily ever after in their tangle of weird sexual adventures and whatever else happens until Wade finds out he has incurable cancer. Approached by some weirdo, never trust weirdo’s, who says he can cure Wade’s cancer and make him into a super hero, Wade takes the opportunity as his only chance to stay alive. Used as a test subject for our villain Ajax, Wade becomes immortal, as well as horribly disfigured, and learns he’s going to be collared and sold to the highest bidder. Wade isn’t having any of this and eventually turns himself into Deadpool. Unlike other Marvel super heroes, Deadpool is like the anti-hero. He does what he wants when he wants using sarcasm and an “I don’t give a shit attitude” to do so. His main goal now is to find Ajax and get him to reverse the disfigurements that’s holding him back from being with Vanessa.
Out of all the Marvel movies that I’ve seen, this one is up there at the top of my list with the first X-Men movie. It was completely different than any other Marvel movie that I’ve seen because it was funny and it was like everything that you know about super heroes and all this other stuff is just thrown in the garbage just to show you what an anti-hero is and I loved it. This movie not only had me laughing from beginning to end, but it was also filled with random acts of violence that were gruesome and something I never expected from a Marvel movie. This one takes the cake and deserves that R-rating, making it a really awesome movie.
Of course the star of this movie is Ryan Reynolds as he plays Deadpool as no one else can really. He pulls off the comedy and sarcasm aspect of this movie with ease and is really a great anti-hero. The rest of the cast is there and they do their job, but nothing compares to Ryan Reynolds as he really shines in this role. At this point I couldn’t see anyone else playing Deadpool. I will say this about most Marvel movies though, they 9 out of 10 times pick the right people to bring their characters to life and this one was spot on.
Overall I give this movie a 5 out of 5.
If you’re a Marvel fan, of course you’ll watch this movie and even if you aren’t you should still watch this movie because it’s unlike any other Marvel movie that I’ve ever seen. It was funny and gruesome and completely different. I thought I would spend my Saturday night watching another sub-par movie, but ended up really enjoying myself and ready to be invested in a franchise that I hope continues.