DETROIT (WWJ) – “Deadpool” is most certainly a movie for the guys. Sure, some ladies will enjoy it, but I think this film will find that it’s mass appeal will come from testosterone-packing males.
Deadpool is based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, and since Deadpool doesn’t consider himself a hero, he’ll do whatever it takes to accomplish his goal. And if that means guns … and guts … and knives – or whatever else he can find – so be it, as far as he’s concerned. I can’t tell you how many times I squirmed in my seat watching this film.
Actor/producer Ryan Reynolds stars as Deadpool. Before transforming into Deadpool, he’s former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson who volunteers to undergo an operation that he hopes will cure him of cancer, but instead, makes him superhuman. That alone might not be so bad — after all, super heroes are superstars — but it does become a problem once he takes one look at himself in the mirror.
“He’s a Canadian mercenary with, you know, a lead pipe cruelty, and he’s morally flexible and he’s got cancer, and he’s kind of hideously scarred,” is how Reynolds describes his character.
Deadpool also has a deadpan sense of humor, and although that would be an acquired taste for some, that’s exactly what sets him apart from other Marvel comic book characters.
Deadpool takes his deadpan wit, his questionable moral compass, and his super human strength and sets out on a mission to find those responsible for tearing his life apart.
Along the way, he meets up with Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead.
If you’re a fan of Deadpool, this is a movie you’ll most likely want to see. Otherwise, you’ll probably want to put something else on your to-do list.
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