When a failed experiment leaves a mercenary with supernatural healing powers, he creates a new identity to track down the man who wrecked his life.

Year: 2016
Certificate: 15
Director: Tim Miller
Starring: Ryan ReynoldsMorena BaccarinT.J. MillerGina CaranoTim MillerEd SkreinLeslie UggamsJed ReesKaran SoniBrianna HildebrandMichael Benyaer

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Deadpool is one of Marvel’s more outrageous characters which is why this film is rated 15 and not Marvel’s usual aim of a 12A. If you don’t like films which have an excessive use of bad language or profanity then this is definitely not the film for you and equally, if you have a younger teen that might want to watch this film it is advisable to watch it first and check whether you think that this is suitable for them.

Wade Wilson is a small-time mercenary. He meets Vanessa and falls in love. Life is idyllic until one day he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Things look bleak but a man appears who says he can be cured, through a treatment that gives him superhero powers. After initially turning him down, Wilson agrees and meets the man behind the project, Ajax. While undergoing the treatment he discovers that it will involve him becoming a mutant, and he will need to undergo several painful tests to discover what his mutant abilities are. Plus, Ajax is a sadist. The treatment results in Wilson getting powers of accelerated healing but also leaves him terribly disfigured. Ajax tries to keep him a prisoner but he escapes. He now has two aims: find Vanessa and make Ajax pay for what he did to him. Killing Ajax may not be as easy it seems, as Ajax is also a mutant and the meddling superhero Colossus and his sidekick Negasonic Teenage Warhead keep getting in the way. Oh, and Wade Wilson is now operating under an alias: Deadpool.

Deadpool is a fun origins movie that like the comics breaks the fourth wall, and frequently has Ryan Reynolds‘ Deadpool talking directly to the camera. The acting is flawless and the storyline is encapsulating and whilst being an origins story it doesn’t dwell on things that aren’t necessary to the story. The fight scenes aren’t your usual marvel fight scenes, you actually do see blood and gore but again this doesn’t take away from the story and in fact, adds to it.  The action is well choreographed and orchestrated.

Ryan Reynolds plays Deadpool brilliantly and they even manage to throw in a joke about the fact that he played ‘Green Lantern’ in the failed DC film. Make sure you watch the end credits too as the fun doesn’t stop when the film does.

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