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Deadpool Movie Review

The Verdict9.5
9.5
Marvel's long-awaited super-antihero movie is everything you expected and then some.

Deadpool is Marvel’s long-awaited, awesomely violent, super-antihero movie, with Ryan Reynolds as the insanely famous “Merc with a Mouth,” who since his first appearance in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, is now (thankfully) getting a film to himself.

Deadpool drips with irony, insults, and pop-culture gags — starting with opening credits which are more hilarious than anything we’ve seen since Zucker Bros movies. The credits gives no one’s name, just archetypes – like “British villain”, “Produced by Asshats” and others.

Deadpool arrives in the drama in the back of a cab, dead set on some serious payback with the aforementioned British villain, Ajax, played by Game of Thrones alum Ed Skrein. The ensuing action mayhem is represented with some nicely rendered bullet-time slow motion, accompanied by Jim Croce’s Time in a Bottle. Flashbacks show us Deadpool’s former civilian existence as Wade Wilson, former special forces hombre turned tough guy for hire, who falls in love with a beautiful badass called Vanessa, played by the uber-sexy Morena Baccarin. Then fate says fuck your life, and Wade’s super destiny takes him away from everything he loves.

There were only a couple of little annoying things that we’re sure fans would immediately pick up on — like Colossus being in metal form for the entire movie (seriously, what the hell?) — but the action and dialogue move at the speed of light. It certainly isn’t boring.

Another thing that bugged us is that Ajax seems like he’d be a better henchman than villain. Seriously, while Ed Skrein does his best as Ajax, he doesn’t look or sound like a proper villain. But, Gina Carano plays super-strong hottie Angel, which is awesome, because if you didn’t know, we LOVE Gina Carano.

With all this said, Deadpool is as cool as it can be. It felt like the comics, stayed true to the comics and is great like the comics. It’s the funniest Ryan Reynolds film since 2002’s National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, and officially confirms the hall-of-fame status for Richard Curtis’ “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy…” line from Notting Hill.

We personally want to thank that guy whose name rhymes with Polverine — without him this movie wouldn’t be possible.

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