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Deadpool (2016)

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A fast-talking mercenary with a morbid sense of humor is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and a quest for revenge.

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This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Rated R for strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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X-Men Origins: Deadpool  »

Box Office

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$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$135,050,000 (USA) (12 February 2016)

Gross:

$363,024,263 (USA) (3 June 2016)
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Trivia

In May 2000, Artisan Entertainment announced a deal with Marvel Entertainment to co-produce, finance and distribute a film based on Deadpool. In February 2004, development for the film began with New Line Cinema. However, in March 2005, New Line Cinema put the film in turnaround and 20th Century Fox became interested. In May 2009, 20th Century Fox lent the film to writers, and in April 2011, Tim Miller was hired to direct. See more »

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In the final credits, location acknowledgment was mistakenly given to Victoria, Australia, instead of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - the location of Craigdarrach Castle. See more »

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[first lines]
Deadpool: Kinda lonesome back here.
[wedges himself through the Plexiglas opening between the back seat and the front]
Deadpool: Yeah, little help.
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Crazy Credits

"Some douchebag's film,

Starring God's perfect idiot,

A hot chick,

A British villain,

The comic relief,

A moody teen,

A CGI character,

A gratuitous cameo,

Produced by asshats,

Written by the real heroes here,

Directed by an overpaid tool" See more »

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Version of Generation X (1996) See more »

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Howlin' For You
Written by Dan Auerbach and Patrick J. Carney (as Patrick Carney)
Performed by The Black Keys (feat. Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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This is what it looks like when filmmakers take risks
15 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Deadpool is a triumph of artistic vision over studio interference. Little credit should be given to 20th Century Fox, as they had zero faith in the success of a Deadpool movie. To put things into perspective, Ryan Reynolds fought for this film back in 2004 when Blade: Trinity was released. Reynolds and co. went to shoot test footage that was then leaked online by Reynolds because Fox had no intentions to release it to the public. Finally, after years and years of BEGGING to the studio and the overwhelming positive responses of the test footage from the public, Fox didn't even tell Reynolds and co. that the film was greenlit. They had to find out online like the rest of us plebeians. If that sounds bad, Fox even cut their budget by $7 million AT THE LAST MINUTE, which caused the writers to scratch some action sequences that I'm sure would've been great to see.

Deadpool now has the biggest opening weekend in the month of February (surpassing Fifty Shades of Grey), the biggest opening weekend for 20th Century Fox (surpassing all the X-Men films), and the biggest opening weekend for an R rated film EVER (surpassing The Matrix: Reloaded). With all that being said, Deadpool is a hilariously entertaining film that works mainly because of Reynolds himself. His comedic skills pay off gloriously as the titular character, who gives so many quips in one instance that some jokes will be missed. Of course, credit should be given to the writers too (AKA: The Real Heroes Here), and it's impressive that this is Tim Miller's directorial debut. The action sequences and pacing are so good that you'd think this came from a veteran director.

From the ingenious opening credits to the subversive ending, Deadpool constantly upends clichés and tropes you're used to seeing in superhero flicks in the past few years. What's great here is the filmmakers had something weird and perverse and just went with it. Jokes about pedophilia, pegging, and sex run rampant, but it's never really dark, despite the mature subject matter. On top of that, it's also very refreshing to see a pansexual superhero in such a big studio film. It's unheard of these days. Fox and other studios, learn from this success. It's not the fact that a hard R-rated film can do well, it's that Deadpool also happens to be very good, most likely because you, Fox, actually gave the filmmakers the creative freedom to do whatever the hell they wanted.


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