“Deadpool,” one of the most anticipated movies of the year, finally hit theaters last weekend. The first of many comic book movies of 2016 to be released, the film really set the bar high.
“Deadpool” follows the story of Wade Wilson, an average man who is diagnosed with cancer in his liver, lungs, brain and prostate. When Wilson is recruited by people who promise not only to cure his cancer, but to give him superhero abilities, he reluctantly agrees. However, after quickly being betrayed and seeing all of his plans turn out wrong, Wilson seeks revenge as the titular anti-hero, Deadpool.
Despite petitions from parents to change the film’s R rating, Twentieth Century Fox decided to keep the rating—which really benefited the movie in the best way.
As someone who was incredibly excited for “Deadpool,” words cannot describe how overjoyed I was when I left the theater. The film was phenomenal and it exceeded every expectation that I had set. Though I still cannot decide if it is the best movie about a Marvel character to date, it is absolutely up there. Just from the opening credits, I knew that I was in for a non-stop, entertaining ride.
To begin with, the performances from the entire cast were fantastic. Ryan Reynolds was born to play Deadpool—he honestly owns the role. Deadpool is a very sarcastic, hilarious and loudmouthed anti-hero who is actually very likeable, and Reynolds plays the character to perfection. In fact, he gave the best performance in the movie by far.
Deadpool’s best friend Weasel, who is played by T.J Miller, also provided a huge amount of laughs throughout the movie. In each scene they were in together, Deadpool and Weasel exchange very clever dialogue, and, overall, everyone from the cast did a terrific job.
At the same time, the humor in this movie genuinely works, despite the fact that most of it happens to be crude and twisted. Deadpool constantly breaks the fourth wall and tells the audience what he’s thinking and also makes references to other movies. Because the humor works, “Deadpool” is honestly one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in years. None of the jokes ever felt forced—it was all natural and the audience in my theater was laughing throughout the whole movie.
Apart from the humor, another element that was outstanding in the movie was the action, which was shot really well—no shaky cam or constant edits were present. “Deadpool” also has excellent pacing and I can say without hesitation that it is one of the most entertaining movies I have ever seen.
It is advised that younger children should not see the movie, because it is extremely violent and has some graphic scenes. In fact, “Deadpool” is a movie that is made for adults and the movie itself is very self-aware of how crude it is. Though the crude humor and violent content may turn some people off, if you are someone who is not affected by this at all, then I would highly recommend seeing it.
“Deadpool” is one of the best movies of the year so far, and, even if you are not a fan of the comic book character, you should still head to theaters to see it because it honestly is a terrific movie.