Sunday, June 12, 2016



I only recently watched Deadpool (2016) by debut director Tim Miller, a former visual effects artist. It's amazing it took me how long as it did, because everyone who had seen it recommended it to me, citing the movie's weird scenes and wacky humor. Deadpool is the eight installment of the X-Men series and stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller and Gina Carano, among others.

The skinny

Wade Wilson (Reynolds) is a former special forces operative working as a mercenary in New York City. Soon after meeting escort Vanessa Carlysle (Baccarin) at a local bar, the two become romantically involved. When a year later Wade is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he is approached by a mysterious recruiter from a top secret program. He offers an experimental cure for Wade's cancer. At the laboratory, he is injected with a serum designed to awaken latent mutant genes, after which he is subjected to days of torture to trigger the mutation.

The review

From the wonderful opening credits on out, I had an awesome time watching Deadpool. It's cool, sharp, rauncy and unapologetically entertaining, doing the comic book great justice.

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