Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the name Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life in order to restore his now hideous face to its former glory.
For any old school Deadpool fan this movie was a big success really managing to capture the essence of the old comic book character. The humor alternates between very dark or very over the top « guy » humor. But then again if you want to watch this movie and are not expecting jokes about men genitalia every two minutes you came to the wrong place.
This sequence is really all about breaking the rules imposed by superhero films, our favorite anti hero constantly makes fun of « super hero landings », the fact that there are only two x men in the movie because the studio couldn’t afford more and most importantly constantly breaks the fourth wall to discuss with the audience. In short this movie is self depreciating to an extent that has rarely been seen before.
Even so, the disjointed non linear storytelling and the main actor’s comedic aura would likely keep everyone (except maybe from kids who really should not watch this movie) entertained. This movie does not take itself seriously, has breathtaking action, a plot that is not its main asset yet is not completely stupid (talking to you « days of future in the present of the past » X-Men) and most of all a character who a lot of us have been waiting to see on screen. In short a must see for any Marvel fan.
Written by Antoine Wassen