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
(at around 50 secs) The Starbucks cup seen at the beginning of the film had "Rob L" written on it, a nod to Rob Liefeld. See more »
Ajax's (Francis's) superpowers are stated to be enhanced reflexes and an inability to perceive pain. However, he is shown having a healing ability far above human normal, a measure of superhuman strength and a degree of invulnerability that allows him to survive not only a high speed motorcycle crash and the destruction of the lab where Deadpool was created, but also the collapse of the Heli-carrier near the film's end.
His abilities would have made him more than a match for Deadpool, whose healing factor is his only superhuman ability. Yet Francis loses two of the three encounters he has with him. See more »
Kinda lonesome back here.
[wedges himself through the Plexiglas opening between the back seat and the front]
Yeah, little help.
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A cartoon version of Deadpool runs wild around the credits. See more »
The theatrical and DVD releases were censored by the CBFC in India to secure an A rating (restricted to adults i.e. 18+):
'Asshole', 'motherfucker', 'balls', 'blowjob', 'touching myself', '24 ball gags', 'vagina', 'bitch', 'dick', 'suck a cock', 'testicles' and 'dildo' were all muted.
The triple head-shot in the highway fight was removed.
Nudity, thrusting and innuendos were removed from the sex scene.
Deadpool cutting his hand off was removed and replaced with shots of Colossus.
A poster showing a woman touching her vagina was removed.
Shots of naked women in the strip club were removed.
Blood and gore in the final fight was removed.
Anti-smoking disclaimers and a health spot were added to the beginning and middle of the film. Static, scrolling messages were also added whenever a character is shown smoking.
The general censorship of violence/sex/swearing totaled 3 minutes and 53 seconds. The visual cuts were replaced with zoomed in versions of the same sequences and hence there is no change in the duration of the movie except for an anti-smoking PSA added voluntary that added exactly 2 minutes to the movie, changing the total duration to a 110 minutes and 47 seconds, as per the CBFC's list of edits.
The Indian Blu-ray release is uncut (despite also showing an A certificate on the back cover). See more »
I am aware that to many people (especially those unfamiliar with Deadpool comic or Marvel comics at all) this movie would seem too gory, unnecessary brutal and excessively violent. But this movie is a comedy, where its main protagonist, Deadpool, should be perceived as a comedian, and Ryan Reynolds did an excellent job representing this character.
The story of Deadpool isn't complex or profound - and it wasn't meant to be. This movie is all about fun and entertainment, abundant with action, jokes, blood and foul language. Therefore, it is not suitable for children. I grew tired of people thinking that movies based on comics are intended for children only.
Related to that, I believe that many Marvel movies could have been far more successful if they didn't refrain from gory scenes. I am sorry, but if you want to make a serious combat-based movie and you make it without blood, than that movie will be all but serious.
That is why I see Deadpool as a refreshment. Nowadays many writers and directors are too worried about political correctness in their movies. That really stifles creativity and that is why today we have so many movies with great ideas but poor realization.
Thus, to me, Deadpool was a very pleasant surprise, I had fun watching it, and I intend to watch it again some time soon.
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