From minute one of Deadpool, it is clear that we are dealing with a wholly unique film. If you didn’t know what you were getting into with this film, the opening credits sequence explains it for your rather efficiently.
Given a film that never begins to take itself seriously, it must be viewed with a similar grain of salt. Deadpool is certainly no Avengers, nor should it be. It can be scrutinized plenty, but that doesn’t take away from the goal of the film, which is to be a crude, fun spectacle.
Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds), aka Wade Wilson, is a secret service agent turned mercenary turned super-mutant antihero vying for revenge against those who made him the leathery monster that he is. But you don’t even need to know this to enjoy the move scene-to-scene.
The film has extraordinary pacing thanks to its narrative structure. Well choreographed action sequences are complemented by flashbacks kept afloat by witty and self-referential banter. The action choreography is perhaps the most comic book-y of all comic book films.
Reynolds was born to play this role, and it isn’t hard to sense his enthusiasm and passion for the character.
Stellar writing and a witty ensemble cast lead Deadpool from a niche comic book character to a mainstream film success. Deadpool is easily one of the best superhero films of this Golden Age of comic book movies.
Deadpool can be found on Amazon Video to rent or buy here.
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—Alex Brannan (@TheAlexBrannan)