Not sure what ‘Deadpool’ is? What the story is actually about? If superheroes are really your thing? That was me — and I still walked out of the movie theater ready to see it again.
Deadpool is known (apparently) as the comic that always breaks the fourth wall, and that alone that isn’t for everyone. And if it wasn’t Ryan Reynolds doing it, I don’t think I’d be into it either. Before jumping to conclusions, no, it’s not just because of his good looks — I mean, he’s wearing a mask for 80 percent of the movie; 10 percent of it, his face is deformed. So sure that 15 minutes of normalcy was nice, but it actually just led to a story I was really into, and that I couldn’t stop laughing at!
The backstory of Deadpool was introduced briefly in X-Men: Origins, but if you haven’t seen it, it’s NBD. However, you may miss some of the snarky comments based around the cast of X-Men, specifically Wolverine. Snarky, in my opinion, is the theme of the entire movie — snarky, sexually explicit, and what some may find as offensive jokes fill the whole hour and 44 minutes, but with the tone which every line is delivered, it’s impossible not to laugh.
Wade and Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) are a lovey dovey, sexified newly engaged couple when they find out that he has terminal cancer. So, he leaves to avoid putting her through the pain of watching him die and partakes in a dark, torturing experiment put on by Ajax (Ed Skrein). When he survives the experiment he’s given the ability to self-heal, but his face and body is completely destroyed, and looks very much like an aged avocado, as T.J. Miller‘s character puts it. Since he looks so disgusting, he won’t reveal himself to her, but instead makes it his life mission to finding and destroying Ajax — and killing everyone in his way.
Through hilarious one-liners, ridiculous tricks, and well, a costume that’s red so you can’t see the blood, Deadpool in a way, spoofs superhero movies for what they are — while still being one itself. It understands its ridiculousness, and is pretty impressed with the way they mock themselves. But honestly, I was pretty impressed too.
Will you see Deadpool this weekend? I know it sounds crazy but the love story on the backend is actually pretty cute, and it is out on Valentine’s Day for a reason. So take my tip, and guys, take your girl to this one: it’s the perfect combination of comedy, action and sex.