Deadpool

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The latest arrival from the X-Men universe is a most unusual super hero and he shares his unique original story in the action adventure film, Deadpool. Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a Special Forces operative who has been recently diagnosed with cancer so along with his girlfriend, Vanessa (Morena Bacarincin) he looks for any kind of treatment to save him. He hears about an experimental procedure by a physician who uses some kind of healing powers. Of course he’s desperate, so he talks to the rogue doctor, Ajax (Ed Skrein) who promises to cure him. Unfortunately, the treatment scars him so badly his girlfriend doesn’t even recognize him, yet he now has the ability to heal so quickly that within seconds after being shot or stabbed he’s running, jumping and fighting. (Okay, raise your hand if you’re shocked.) Wade, however, is so enraged with the disfigurement that he changes his name to Deadpool, dons a flashy red suit and begins to hunt down Ajax and his team with a vengeance. Throughout the story two X-men, Colossus (Stefan Katicic) and Warhead (Brianna Hildderman) try to talk Deadpool out of his quest for revenge and join the X-men. Of course, he refuses to listen and when anybody stands in his way people die. This is a completely different super hero film with nudity, crude humor and over the top violence. The dialogue is funny enough it could be considered to be a comedy and it does have tons of action. This movie is much easier to follow than most other super hero films. The studio cut 7 million dollars worth of actions scenes from the script before shooting even began. Thankfully, it wasn’t full of super heroes – good or bad – that the audience has to try to follow. The time was also kept to a trim hour and 48 minutes which may be something the studios want to keep in mind for future projects. The sound track was very good and had a mix of music from the past and present that kept my toe tapping. Although this film has received an overwhelmingly positive response, it isn’t for everyone. Sex, violence, and really vulgar language make it unavailable to kids who might otherwise enjoy it. This isn’t your run of the mill super hero film and I’m giving it a B rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals. I rely more on a good story line than special effects.