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He wears a mask, but he’s not Batman. He wears a red suit, but he’s not Spider-Man. He has regenerative powers, but he’s not Wolverine. He is Deadpool. You know that guy that we’ve all encountered at some point in our lives, the guy that says whatever he wants, is charming yet a jerk at the same time, can make the entire room laugh without so much as a hint of effort—that’s Deadpool.
The comic book world knows Deadpool best as “the Merc with a Mouth.” Actor Ryan Reynolds has been lobbying for a standalone Deadpool movie for some time, but it wasn’t until the Internet caught glimpse of some leaked test footage that the clamor began. First-time director Tim Miller helms Deadpool and impressively crafts a film that is a mix of near perfect comic self-awareness, gruesome violence, and vulgarity that matches »
- Monte Yazzie
The New Year is just now starting to feel for real. Folks are remembering to write 2016 on the check they sign and, who knows, maybe even starting to pay attention to the upcoming election season. Well, maybe. But before we get too serious about life let us savor some silliness. Deadpool is a film about a seriously messed up dude named Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds). He was a soldier. Then he was a mercenary. Eventually he becomes the superhero called Deadpool – beloved by geekdom the world over. This film is his origin story.
Deadpool was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, best known for Zombieland (2009), so they know the funny. It is based on the popular comic character work created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicleza. Tim Miller makes his feature film directorial debut here.
A story about a superhero that not only hates other superheroes but is also »
- Steven Gahm
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