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by Jared Griffin
The foul-mouthed, extremely R-rated, Wade Wilson is our newest record-breaking box-office hero! This is why we have to applaud a film likeDeadpool. It doesn’t have the most adrenaline action sequences or the deepest origin story. What it has, is a superhero with good jokes and a lot of fighting.
Dead Pool is a superhero film that was first introduced in the early ’90s as a snark-spewing anti-hero spun off from The New Mutants. Deadpool is the alter ego of Wade Wilson, a former mercenary who develops special powers, like accelerated healing. Ryan Reynolds first played the character in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but like everything else about that film, it was easily forgettable. Plus, Reynolds’ brief screen time only hinted at the character’s motor mouthed brand of acerbic anarchy. In Deadpool, he’s finally center stage and Reynolds fires off so many rim-shot insults in the first five minutes that he comes across as Don Rickles in spandex. For a while, you find yourself giggling, not because the jokes are so great, although some of them are, but because you can’t believe the Marvel brass agreed to gamble on such an edgy, profane protagonist. Deadpool bowed to an estimated $132.8 million over its first weekend.
I hope you also enjoy the movie! It’s definitely a must see! I also included a trailer below:
Dead Pool trailer
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