Deadpool: Movie Review and Commentary
The latest verdict on the 20th Century Fox release of Marvel’s Deadpool is all very positive. Converting one of Marvel Comics’ unconventional characters to the big screen was always going to be an intriguing prospect. First appearing in The New Mutants, this irreverent creation was the brainchild of Marvel Comics. In the character’s original back story Deadpool was a former hired assassin and special forces operative, Wade Wilson, who was subjected to Department K’s experimentation with the technology that produced Wolverine. Now freshly bestowed with similar superhuman healing and physical regeneration powers he adopted the alter ego Deadpool.
Lauren Shuler Donner and Ryan Reynolds have re-created a highly entertaining and faithful version of Deadpool, complete with wise cracks and breaking the 4th wall commentary. Deadpool also features a strong supporting cast that includes Gina Carano as Angel Dust, Ed Skrein as Weasel, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle, Stefan Kapicic as Collosus and Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead.
The opening weekend proved highly successful, with Deadpool earning a record $135 million over the Valentine’s Day holiday weekend. The movie containing swearing, mild nudity and violence attracted a notable showing for an R17 movie. The producers Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner, Ryan Reynolds and screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese did a good job and did not flinch from capturing the comic book version.
Reynolds also portrays Deadpool excellently, bringing alive the characters irreverent and loud-mouth personality. Discussion is abound about a sequel, which could be arriving on our screens in the not to distant future.