Deadpool (2016)

By Livia Peterson

“Deadpool” licked its ass in a good way.
 
Based on the comic books of the same name by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefield, former Special Forces operative Wade Winston Wilson submits to an experiment that provides accelerated healing powers and transforms into mercenary Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds). Deadpool chases Francis Freeman/Ajax (Ed Skrein) and rescues his girlfriend Vanessa (Morena Baccarin). Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) are his cohorts.
 
The performances are brilliant, considering this is a superhero film. Reynolds flawlessly demonstrates badassery at its finest. You may have considered The Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxy kicking ass, but Deadpool cranked it up to a million levels. Thanks to Mr. Reynolds, Deadpool surpasses his fellas.
 
“Deadpool” follows the typical origin story and Marvel formula and yet, manages to amaze the audience. However, it consistently provides natural chuckles from start to finish. “Deadpool” is such a blast – since “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014).
 
Ultimately, “Deadpool” proves Marvel should touch supplementary adult material in the future. Marvel prefers receiving the widest audience possible and thus, the several PG-13 rated films. The idea of R-rated superhero films doesn’t feel superlative anymore. “Deadpool” commences it in a fresh perspective.
 
On a similar note, “Deadpool” is not meant for the little ones. The humor is aimed toward adults and children will not understand it. Yet, it includes dick jokes throughout (not a bad thing). There were five to seven year olds in my screening and they asked, “What does the fourth wall mean?” afterwards. Sure, “Deadpool” is a Marvel movie, but it ain’t for kids. I repeat, ain’t for kids.
 
Can you touch your f*cking awesome ass again for this adult woman here, Mr. Deadpool. Thank you. B

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