Deadpool – Movie Review

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Official Synopsis: A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool.

Review Summary: Deadpool has come at the perfect time. With the current superhero obsession we’ve seen at the cinema, a film like Deadpool is the perfect antithesis to the over saturation of comic book adaptations. He’s a crude, rude pun-making machine, who also has an affinity for breaking the fourth wall, addressing the audience directly.

We’ve seen Ryan Reynolds take on comic book characters before, but gratefully, so has this movie. Deadpool is constantly self-aware, satirically meta, and hilariously open about Reynold’s past misfires. It was beautiful to see a film directly discuss what we’re already thinking in our head.

Deadpool works as pure action entertainment, as well as an over-the-top comedy. It’s a revenge tale, a love story, an origin story, and a damn good time. Justice has finally been done to the “Merc with a Mouth.” Is it the next Citizen Kane? No. Is it the perfect Deadpool movie? You bet.

Grade: A+

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand

Directed by: Tim Miller

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity

Run Time: 108 min

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