R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Review - Matt Mungle
**In theaters February 12th 2016**
Synopsis: A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool.
Review: DEADPOOL is one of the purist and most beautiful love stories to ever grace a cinema screen. In a sea of flotsam, self absorbed, and egocentric Super Heroes Wade Wilson is a beacon of light guiding us home. Thank you, Mr. Deadpool for saving our holiday and possibly even our lackadaisical lives.
Wade (Ryan Reynolds) has served selflessly as a military mercenary always putting others ahead of his own comfort and fortune. The one thing that has forever eluded him is that special someone to gently hold at the end of a long day. Then he meets Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) and with her he finds a reason to do many things; to her and for her. Their love is unbridled and unmatched.
But as if scripted by the demi-gods of Nicholas Sparks a tragedy befalls them which threatens their blissful existence. Wade puts his trust in the wrong people, mainly one liar named Ajax (Ed Skrein) who promises healing. Even that goes terribly wrong and Wade must now hide behind a mask in order to walk among the beautiful people. Deadpool is born and this sets in motion a chain of events that will break your heart and leave you chanting, "Let love win", from the theater aisle.
DEADPOOL is hands down one of the best super hero films to ever crawl from the pages of Marvel Comics. Never before has one been so relatable and of the people. Instead of sitting in a lofty penthouse making billions of dollars this is a guy you can sit at the bar and have a drink with. You can tell him all your troubles and he will not only listen but offer you words of honest encouragement -sprinkled with a tad a sarcasm- that will lift your spirits and tickle your funny bone. You will leave feeling so good about yourself that you forget all the troubles you thought were so unmanageable.
Wade is not just a man of words though but of extreme action when it is called for. Especially when it comes to taking care of his lady. Think King Leonidas from 300 meets Michael Bolton singing that one cover song. It is that powerful. So when Vanessa's life is in danger he pulls out all the stops, and a few other things, and takes on some mutated a-holes in a bloodbath of vengeance.
If you thought you were over and done with the super hero comic movie genre Deadpool will cause you to rethink that decision. It makes fun of everything that the industry holds dear. In doing so it strips away all the armor and allows you to laugh at the most inappropriate dialogue. Seriously, there is very little in this movie that is appropriate. We should all be ashamed to say we applaud it. But isn't that what true love is? I think so.
DEADPOOL is rated R for strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity. Do not see this with anyone you would not be willing to burp or pass gas in front of; while completely naked. It is very adult but you have to put aside your adult mentality to love it soooo much. Will Ryan Reynolds finally win an Oscar? No, but neither has Iron Man Jr., Captain Evans, or that web swinger. And I can tell you now who you will like better. I give it 5 out of 5 taxi cab rides. The smaller your hands are the bigger this film will feel.