Deadpool (2016) Film Review

A cracker of a superhero film for the more hardcore hero lovers…

20th Century Fox/Marvel.

Deadpool has been promoted so strongly that you have probably already heard of the name, or seen the trailer.

Does it live up the hype of being an alternative and grittier superhero film though? The answer is yes and no.

While it does up the dirty and violent factor, it also masks the same superhero formula. It has it all, from the hero’s journey to rescuing the damsel in distress. I must give it to the director of Deadpool Tim Miller and co. as they try to parody some of the more corny aspects of Marvel films (or films in general).

The dark hero’s story revolves around Ryan Reynold‘s character Wade seeking revenge on Ajax (Ed Skrein), a man who severely misinformed him when turning to an experimental project to cure cancer. There’s also a love story somewhere in there too, with Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) and Wade sharing some remarkably fun chemistry.

X-Men fans will be pleasantly surprised with the inclusion of Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) whom try to get Deadpool to join.

The structure of the film is a bit scattered, which manages to spice up the typical origin stories of Marvel heroes as it cuts back from past to present quite a bit, along with a little real talk to the audience injected.

Verdict: A naughtier Marvel flick that will entertain and have you giggling, but comes with the usual superhero origin flare. It’s also not for those who are easily turned off by dark humour…

Film Rating: 7/10