Deadpool (2016) Movie Review

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2016 | R | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure, Romance
108 minutes /

User Score: 56/100

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Deadpool Review


A fast-talking mercenary with a morbid sense of humor is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and a quest for revenge.

Deadpool (2016) is an American superhero action-adventure film based on the Marvel Comics character, Deadpool and is the eighth installment in the X-Men film series. Deadpool had a budget of $58 million and grossed over $296 million worldwide. First-time full-length director Tim Miller (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Rockfish (2003), Aunt Luisa (2002)) did an extraordinary job executing this film. Deadpool is targeted for mature viewers and fans because it is R-rated and contains major adult vulgarity. The movie contains violent and bloody action scenes, gruesome violence, funny, gory, sexual content, nudity, bad language, extreme violence, suspense, thrills and sitting on the edge of your seat moments. The science fiction comedy movie moved at a nice thrilling pace and was shot beautifully in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Deadpool revolves around Wade Wilson, who is on a mission to find the man responsible for him obtaining new abilities after an experiment. The experiments gave Wade incredibly accelerated healing ability with his physical appearance being scarred. Wade ( Ryan Reynolds - Green Lantern (2011), The Proposal (2009), Buried (2010)) is no other than Deadpool, who wears a red suit and has regenerative powers. Deadpool is a charmer that can make an entire room laugh without much effort. Wade was a former special force operative who worked as a mercenary in New York City. He met Vanessa Carlysle (Morena Baccarin - Homeland (2011), V (2009), Serenity (2005), Spy (2015)) who is an escort at a bar. They began dating, and Wade proposed to her a year later only to collapse moments after she accepts his proposal.

He was so afraid of losing Vanessa after being diagnosed with terminal cancer that he accepted an experimental cure from a recruiter from a secret program. Wade met Ajax (Ed Skrein - The Transporter Refueled (2015), Ill Manors (2012), The Sweeney (2012)) at the laboratory who injects Wade with a serum that should awaken latent mutant genes. What happened to Wade/Deadpool next was unexpected and hard to watch as he was tortured for weeks to trigger the mutation which did not occur. Wade later discovers that Ajax’s real name is Francis Freeman but will it be too late for Wade to take action? Will she survive? What is Francis doing to him in the airtight chamber?

Ryan Reynolds played Deadpool amazingly well as though he was made for the part with his natural charm. The other actors did a good job as well, not including the villains whose acting was not even average. I encourage all Deadpool fans to see this movie as soon as you can because it was a huge success in my book and is something that I will like to see again when it hits DVD. I gave this movie a nine because almost every category in this movie receives an A+ with the exception of minor goofs and the villains not doing such a good job with their roles.

About Deadpool 2016

Title: Deadpool
Original Title: X-Men Origins: Deadpool, X-Men: Deadpool
Year: 2016
Runtime: 108 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Score: 4.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.8/5 stars from 16 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 16
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Stan Lee, Anthony J Sacco, Ryan Reynolds, Kyle Cassie, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Jesse Michael Fullington, Jed Rees, Felix J. Micklewhite, Heather Ashley Chase, Matthew Hoglie, Dan Zachary, Karan Soni, Michael Benyaer, Dave Walden, T.J. Miller, Tony Chris Kazoleas, Paul Lazenby, David Longworth, Sean Quan, Hugh Scott, Victoria De Mare, Andre Tricoteux, Kyle Rideout, Akash Mati, Paul Belsito, Ed Skrein, Randal Reeder, Donna Yamamoto, Olesia Shewchuk, Cindy Piper
Writers: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Dave Cockrum, Geoff Johns, Joe Kelly, Rob Liefeld, Joe Madureira, Shawn Martinbrough, Ed McGuinness, Grant Morrison, Fabian Nicieza, Frank Quitely, Len Wein
Director: Tim Miller