I wasn’t especially interested in seeing this movie. I didn’t know about this super-hero from the Marvel comic book universe, and the reviews were mediocre. My two sons really liked it, but they are not the most discriminating fans. Our blog editor, Sam, who likes super-hero movies, raved about it. He even agreed to see it again with me and Robin, so we saw it on Sunday.
I am pleased to report that it is a very funny, raunchy, and fun film. The humor is frequent, clever, off-beat, and often dead-pan. If you liked Iron Man I, you will enjoy this film, too. It has terrific action sequences, the violence isn’t gratuitous, and Deadpool is an interesting and unique super-hero. At it’s core, the film is a “Beauty and the Beast” love story.
Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is an enforcer. Essentially, he’s a bad-ass guy beating up even worse guys. He is a master of gunplay and martial arts, since he was trained in the “Special Forces.” He meets Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), who is a prostitute. At first, you might think their relationship would be just sex (she’s beautiful, so “just sex” is plenty), but they soon reveal a deeper bond and fit together “like two pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.” (How’s that for profound?)
Unfortunately, Wade gets “thrown thru a loop” when he learns of his life-threatening medical condition. Desperate to stay alive, he agrees to undergo a shady, top-secret treatment which promises not only to cure him, but to even give him super-powers! With some bumps along the way, he becomes… “wait for it!”… Deadpool!
Deadpool is, as Sir Charles would say, “not a role model.” He curses, kills people with impunity, etc., but he’s still basically a likable guy.
So what happened to make Deadpool the way he is? Will he be able to hunt down the man he seeks so relentlessly? Will Wade and Vanessa’s relationship survive this struggle (if Deadpool even has the guts to risk seeing her again)?
“Run, don’t swim” to see Deadpool.
P.S.: It needs to be seen on the BS!