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Deadpool - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
By Rouén Robinson
May 29, 2018 - 6:37:38 PM

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Deadpool

With Great Power Comes Great Irresponsibility.

The origin story of a mercenary who was once a Special Forces operative and is now an anti-hero after being subjected to a rogue experiment. He is in the process of hunting downing the ones behind the experiment to force them to change him back, so he can be with the woman he loves.

Wade Wilson is a gun for hire who finds out he has rapid advancing cancer through out his body and undergoes an experimental procedure that leaves him an extreme healing factor, but so disfigured in mind and body that he takes on the persona of Deadpool. Vanessa is Wade’s girlfriend who works at a local gentlemen’s club and is trying to do everything within her power to find a cure for his cancer before he disappeared from her life to try the experimental procedure. Weasel is Wades best friend who is a bartender at Sister Margaret’s Home for Wayward Girls which is a local mercenary hangout where the patrons are part of a dead pool to wager on if they make it back from a job. Francis is a member of a rogue experimental program who has been artificially-mutated to the villain Ajax with enhanced strength and the inability to feel pain.

DEADPOOL! What is there to say about this hysterical comic book based action comedy that has not already been said? It is easily one of the most memorable films of 2016 and that is saying something since it debuted in the second month of the year. It is right up there with Blade, The Crow, Road to Perdition, A History of Violence and Kick-Ass when it comes to great live action films for an adult audience with an origin in sequential art. It is also one of the best and most fun fourth wall breaking features right up there with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Big Girls Don’t Cry... They Get Even, Kuffs, Amélie, High Fidelity, Annie Hall, The Hudsucker Proxy, Alfie, Trippin’ and Fight Club that isn’t a spoof of a particular movie genre or found footage. I must admit to only becoming aware of the character in it’s current incarnation when Christopher Priest née Christopher Owsley wrote the comic book from issue #34 to #45. Ryan Reynolds is perfect as a Wade Wilson aka Deadpool and has redeemed himself fully for the part he played in the version of the character that was seen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. BTW for any parents reading this it is imperative that you know this movie is not for children and I don’t care how mature you think your kid is unless they are are an adult get ready to answer some uncomfortable questions because if you let them see it you are a bad parent IMHO. With out a doubt I am looking forward to seeing where this film series is taken in future installments. I had once rated this motion picture differently after watching it in a different medium but on rewatching it for this present review I rate this film a rating of 4 & 1/2 out of 5.

P.S. There is an hilarious end credit scene that pays homage to one of the most famous end credit scenes in the history of modern cinema which starred another fourth wall breaking character, so please stay until the very end.

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