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Ajax, a twisted scientist, experiments on Wade Wilson, a mercenary, to cure him of cancer and give him healing powers. However, the experiment leaves Wade disfigured and he decides to exact revenge.



I remember the very first time I watched X-Men Origins: Wolverine and seeing Ryan Reynolds play Deadpool/Wade Wilson for the first time and at this point in my life I knew nothing about character, so whereas other comic book fans may have been disappointed with this portrayal, I never understood the outrage of sewing his mouth shut.  Of course now having more knowledge about the character, I can see how poorly executed his depiction was. 

Depending on what sources you read, it took Ryan Reynolds nearly 10 years to get the Deadpool movie made, with a little persistence and some leaked test footage online, this resulted in the movie being green-lit and finally the ‘Merc with a month’ receives a proper adaptation by a team who cares about the source material and set out to deliver a movie that would please the fans, of which I’m happy to confirm this was achieved!

Does Deadpool reinvent the wheel for superhero movies? No it does not, the story is pretty basic and it’s a by-the-numbers origin story but where it differentiates itself some other movies in the genre is fully embracing it’s comedic, fourth wall-breaking and violent routes.  Deadpool was not the first R-rated superhero movie but there is no denying that this movie increased their popularity which to this day studios still haven’t capitalized on.  Deadpool has proven that there is a market for more mature superhero movies, just look at the success of Deadpool, Logan and Kick-Ass, so why does Hollywood not cater for all audiences?

Ryan Reynolds is Deadpool! There is no other actor in the industry who could play this character like him.  I do not want to be cliché and say that he was born to play this role but he brought such energy, wit and excellent comedic timing to his performance, and now I just could not accept any other actor in the role. I will say that I found Ed Skrein’s villain (Ajax/Francis) pretty underwhelming, mostly because he is a fairly generic ‘evil tough guy’ but overall this did not damage the movie in any way. 


There are plenty of Easter eggs and nods to the Marvel comics and movies throughout Deadpool and this makes the movie worth re-watching multiple times.  What’s refreshing is that these references are not used as fan service because the writing is completely self-aware and plays into that humour.  Is Deadpool going to be everyone’s cup of tea? No of course not, it really depends on your sense of humour as the movie is crude which for me is ideal and it had me in stiches but some people might find it childish or unfunny. 

At the time of writing this review, I am sat waiting patiently whilst Deadpool 3 is currently being filmed and I cannot wait to see him interact with the MCU characters.  Excited and nervous, purely based on Marvel’s recent lacklustre releases however, I trust the team behind the scenes and will always line up to watch Deadpool on the big screen.

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