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Movie review: DEADPOOL (2016)
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DEADPOOL

movie review by David Blackwell

 

108 minutes, Rated R

STUDIO: 20th Century Fox/ Marvel Entertainment/ Kinberg Genre, The Donners’ Company/ TSG Entertainment

Theatrical RELEASE DATE: 2-12-2016

 

STARRING Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/ Deadpool, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrien, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Briana Hildebrand

Based on the Marvel Comics character created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld

SCREENPLAY by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick

DIRECTED by Tim Miller

Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a merc for hire who is a bad guy who goes after worse bad guys.  He meets the love of his life, Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) and he has a short time of peace with her until he is diagnosed with cancer.  He takes a secret program up on their offer to cure him of his cancer, but it leaves him scarred all over his body with the ability to heal any wound.  He takes up the name of Deadpool and makes a red spandex costume so he can go after Francis (the bad guy who put Wade into this situation) thinking that Francis can cure his outside skin condition, but things become more complicated when someone close to him is kidnapped by Francis and he has to ask for help from two X-Men.

 

DEADPOOL is a funny action send-up on superhero movies as Deadpool is quite the anti-hero who sometimes does the right thing while also talking to the audience (he even says hi to Rob Liefeld (co-creator of the Deadpool character who has a cameo in two scenes) in a bar).   You can even spot a few winks to the marvel and Deadpool continuity like the SHIELD helicarrier in a junkyard and Hydra Bob (who is just known as Bob in the movie).  It is full of humor, language, and violence.  This is definitely not a movie for the kids.  Stay for the scene at the end of the end credits as he teases who will hopefully be in the sequel (but I hope they get Hugh Jackman to reprise his part as Wolvernie and have the character make an appearance even though Hugh says Wolverine 3 will be his last time as the character).  The beginning credits are a wonderful parody of title credit sequences.  DEADPOOL is one of my favorite movies of 2016 and I can’t wait for the sequel. If you’re a fan of marvel movies or even films like KICK-ASS or KINGSMAN, you shouldn’t miss seeing DEADPOOL.

 

This review is 2-19-2016 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Deadpool wasn’t consulted or interviewed for this review.  Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com and follow Enterline Media on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/enterlinemediaweb