By Jacob Collins | Online Editor |
“Deadpool” hit the box office on Feb. 12, setting the record for the biggest Friday opening, and opening weekend for an R-rated movie.
A longtime favorite character of comic book readers finally has his own movie after the monstrosity that was “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”
The movie isn’t the typical superhero movie that Marvel fans are used to.
Unlike other characters on the silver screen, Deadpool is an anti-hero. While he isn’t an evil character, he certainly isn’t a goody two-shoes either.
The casting for the movie was excellent, Ryan Reynolds was prefect as “Deadpool,” I can’t see another actor doing as great a job as him. It’s like Robert Downy Jr and Tony Stark. The two were just born for these roles.
Accompanying Deadpool are two X-Men: Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand). As well as Deadpool’s best friend Weasel (T.J. Miller) and a taxi driver named Dopinder (Karan Soni)
Unlike the infamous “Green Lantern,” movie the “Deadpool” suit is not CGI, which is a decision that had fans excited right from the start.
The suit looks great and the added detail by having the eye’s be animated with CGI was an excellent addition.
In Deadpool, Wade Wilson, the man behind the mask, attempts to get his fiance, Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) back after becoming disfigured by Ajax (Ed Skrein), a mutated villain with the help of two X-Men Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead.
While some say the plot isn’t anything ground-breaking, the plot isn’t everything that a movie has to offer. The execution of Deadpool’s story was stellar. The movie stayed mostly true to the story in the comic books and that good ole “Merc with a mouth” charm had everyone laughing through the whole movie.
Throughout the film, there are multiple references to pop culture in the form of jokes between characters or “Deadpool” directly telling the audience, breaking the fourth wall.
The length of the movie is just right. It doesn’t feel too short or too long; there is a plenty of action to complement the background of “Deadpool” and his origins.
If you are a fan of action mixed with plenty of raunchy comedy then you’ll love this movie.
Be warned. The movie is a “hard” R-rated film. This movie is not for kids, nor is the Deadpool character.
The production for “Deadpool took” off after test footage was leaked from an unknown source. The test footage contained the freeway fight scene shown in the trailers for the film.
After fans saw test footage, Fox realized the demand for an actual “Deadpool” movie, which led Director Tim Miller to green light production.
A sequel has been confirmed which will feature Cable. The casting for the sequel is not yet known.
There are a few actors who have been named by fans as candidates for Cable, including Stephen Lang, Ron Perlman, Dolph Lundgren and Mel Gibson.
Overall, I’d give the Deadpool movie a solid nine out of 10.