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Movie Review: Deadpool

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Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) breaks the fourth wall in Tim Miller’s directorial debut Deadpool

How rare is it for a Marvel comic book movie to receive a hard R-rating from the MPAA? For Deadpool, there is no way on Earth for first-time director Tim Miller to show the audience what he truly is. Because of this, the last time everyone saw Ryan Reynolds as the title character was in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He did kick some ass for the five minutes he was in; however, we had no idea what his background is.

In Deadpool, we see him as Wade Wilson. A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary. When he is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he becomes involved in an experience run by Ajax (Ed Skrein) where he can cure his cancer. As a result, it gives him incredible healing powers in spite ruining his face. Ajax betrays him and kidnaps his stripper girlfriend Vanessa (Morena Baccarin). Then, Wilson has no other choice than to become Deadpool. With the help of two mutants–Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and Colossus (Stefan Kapicic), he must find Ajax and save his girlfriend.

Does Deadpool live up to the hype? You betcha!

The movie is everything–raunchy comedy, character study, love story, and an exciting (yet grotesque) action film. It feels like Reynolds was born to play the potty-mouthed, fourth-wall breaking, wise-cracking anti-hero. His jokes range from pop culture, comic books, and film in culture. He nails it on every level! T.J. Miller also provides some funny scenes as his best friend Weasel. Despite Ajax being your standard villain, I had an absolute blast with Deadpool. From the opening credits to the post-credits scene, this movie will have you wanting more.

3.5/4

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