Welcome Your New Favourite Superhero: Deadpool

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I love Marvel (and DC) movies a lot, every time an announcement is made I head to the cinema gooey eyed for more superhero goodness and then keep telling myself that I should read the comic books (it will happen!)

Last night saw the first night of the¬†Deadpool¬†showings, and I knew that I had to go and see it, especially because being a bad ‘geek’ I didn’t know much about this superhero.

*warning there may be spoilers below if you don’t know the story*

I was a little skeptical about having Ryan Reynolds playing the main character in a superhero movie, it doesn’t seem like the right sort of film for him, but I have to say straight out that I think this role was made for him. His humor, the way he talks and everything he does is just spot on with the way you envisage the character being.

Deadpool is technically the eighth movie in the X Men series, but if you’re anything like me you’d have no idea of the connection but the movie hints as to this connection as two X Men Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead are seen helping Deadpool fight his battles and Colossus talks of how they’ve been trying to recruit Deadpool to join the X Men team.

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The movie is a little back and forth which I thought was really good, beginning with a large action scene which is broken up by going back to eventually show how we landed in this moment. The most important build up is the story about how Wade Wilson turned became Deadpool. He began life as a bit of a thug helping teenage girls get rid of unwanted stalkers until he develops terminal cancer.

He is offered a way to survive and leaves his old life to be injected with a serum by Francis Freeman and subjected by the torture of the superhuman powers of Angel Dust to force a mutation to develop, The mutation then curses Wade’s cancer but it disfigures his face in the meantime. Unable to go back to his old life due to his face Wade seeks to find Francis to demand a cure.

The film has a good amount of action without it feeling like there is too much going on but the best thing about it is the humor, imagine Guardian’s of the Galaxy but a bit more adult and Reynolds pulls it off to perfection. The movie breaks down the fourth-wall with Deadpool regularly talking directly to the audience when he asks “I bet you’re wondering how a hero like me got my own film” and regularly throughout including the special after end credits. Sadly there isn’t much in the after trailers which just makes hints about Deadpool 2 and asks you to clear up your rubbish from the cinema.

Overall Deadpool was fast, funny, entertaining and the perfect Marvel movie.

Have you seen Deadpool? Are you planning to see it?
February 11, 2016
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  • I'm not sure this is my kind of film but I know my brother would be really into this – I'll share your review with him :)

  • I'm not sure about Ryan Reynolds – I don't know if I like him or not – I think he is one of those actors! My son would love this film so I will remind him it's out :)

  • My husband really wants to see this, but I have to say I am not bothered. I might just go with him so I can make him watch a chick-flick after haha

  • I want to watch this, but never knew it was about of the x-men series

  • Ryan Reynolds is soon hunky in that film. Swoon! I think I'll watch it just for him…

  • Ive never heard of this movie before, I didn't mind X-MEN so I'd like to give this a watch, too! :) xx

  • I worked for a movie company for almost 5 years as an Acountant. I think I'll watch it. Great review :)

  • oh not heard of him although I am sure we will be very soon having 3 Marvel and superhero mad boys anything superhero is welcomed here

  • Yea, I can't wait to see this. I love Ryan Reynolds

  • I think my partner wants to go see it next week, he keeps going on and on about it haha!

  • I haven't seen it but as a Marvel fan I am down for it!

  • My husband isgoing to see this at the cinema next week with his brother. If he likes it he'll normally tell me if he'll think I'd rnjoy it too and if so we'll watch it together. We do this with most of the geeky films. It meant I dodn't have to sit through Star Wars episode 1!

  • I don't normally go for this kind of film, but have been really intrigued by the things I have seen about it. It looks like a trip to the cinema might be in order!

  • I keep seeing this advertised and I'm really intrigued although its not the kind of film I would normally watch. Know my OH would love mind.

  • No I haven't but I should see it. Looks great.

  • I think we are going to see it next week – the other half is a huge Deadpool fan so I think it's a must. x

  • I haven't seen it, haven't even heard of it! To be perfectly honest Im not into these type of films but my husband loves them and will often drag me to watch them lol

  • I hadn't heard about this film but I love all the films and tv shows based on characters from Marvel & DC comics so will be looking forward to seeing it.

  • This is not my sort of movie but my otherhalf would really enjoy it.

  • I love deadpool, I've been waiting to see it but it's the Mr's Birthday Soon so I'll wait until then to see it :) x

  • I have to admit that I would watch it just for Ryan Reynolds because he is a hottie ha x

  • To be honest, I stopped watching Super hero films when Christopher Reeve stopped playing Superman,but the hubby would probably love it.

  • We went to see this at the weekend and I totally loved it! The huge number of Easter eggs are also fantastic! :)

  • It's not my sort of film but I love Ryan Reynolds so I probably will watch it.

  • This isn't really the genre I usually watch but Ryan Reynolds is a differnt game altogether

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