Ah, another day, another time a Marvel movie has arrived in theaters.
No, this is not an MCU movie, this is from Fox/Marvel universe and what we know about that universe is that it got some things down like the X-Men franchise, especially with their latest movies First Class and Days of Future Past but they have ran into a ditch with the Josh Trank-directed Fantastic Four and the disaster that was.
Now, we are getting into another Marvel character that Marvel Studios hasn’t gotten in their hands. Actually, no, it’s not the first time.
His name is Wade Wilson…..aka DEADPOOL.
The character is created by Rob Liefield and Fabian Nicieza and while I’m not much into comic books that much, he is known to be The Merc with a Mouth as he is a natural born shit-talker and an asshole.
Now the character has made an appearance in a Marvel movie before…..too bad it was X-Men Origins: Wolverine and look how that turned out to be. Soon, there was a visual effects test footage and it was leaked and lo and behold, the rest is history.
This is 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 alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Let’s get one thing out of the way first…..Ryan Reynolds does a fantastic job as Deadpool, bringing all the hilarity and attitude of the character on-screen that many fans will know and love and I thought about it for some time now…..he was the only good thing about Origins: Wolverine, and even as proto-Deadpool Hannibal King, he was good in Blade: Trinity and I hated Trinity with a passion (and I’m the fool that owned the 3rd movie…..Yeah, I have so much regret for that.) Hell, that role was basically training wheels to Deadpool and guess what. the man got the chops and the balls to play it and you can tell he got so much passion put into this project as he also wanted the studio to do the character right the first time they messed it up.
A plethora of funny moments include the opening credits sequence and that is practically the best opening credits in terms of hilarity and it also took a lot of shots at most traditional superhero movies and blockbusters in general, mainly towards the X-Men franchise and even some shots at DC. Some jokes does end up being not that funny but it’s rare and not problematic.
The story is basic origin story on how Deadpool came to life and we got a good balance of the silly, goofy action and the serious story of how Wade and his girlfriend Vanessa met and the marketing of this did work as a date movie and in reality, it does work since it shows a lot of heart into those moments.
The side characters in here does work well in the movie with T.J. Miller (who could be a Deadpool if someone did an animated version or even a simple replacement for Reynolds) playing Weasel providing humor as well and Leslie Uggams as Blind Al. The X-Men they got Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (which sounds like a ’90s punk rock band) got the funniest part in the movie since they are basically “the only X-Men the movie can afford.” The lovely Morena Baccarin playing Vanessa, Wade’s girlfriend was also a good highlight into the movie. Ed Skrein as Ajax…..was a standard Euro villain (well, look at the opening credits again) and he’s nothing to scream home about but he was fine and we get to see Gina Carano cast as Angel Dust and she’s good in there as well.
FINAL VERDICT: I have to say that this is probably the most entertaining Marvel movie not set in the MCU. It’s practically on top in regards to that, next to the first two Blade movies. Fans of the characters will be relieved to see their character finally portrayed right and another example of making a different type of superhero movie that isn’t always your Avengers or your Batman or whatever movie is brought up.
Let’s hope for more of this to come if the movie does well eno–
Well, look forward to Deadpool 2 coming soon to a theater near you.
So…..with that said…
9 / 10 – FIRST CLASS
Welp, this is MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid and…I’m touching myself tonight……
DEADPOOL – courtesy of 20th Century Fox / Marvel Enterprises