CAST:Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, Karan Soni, Gina Carano, TJ Miller, Stefan Kapicic, Brianna Hildebrand
DURATION:1 hour 50 minutes
STORY: Wade Wilson (Reynolds) is a former special forces operative who makes a living as a mercenary.
Life seems pretty good for Wade until he meets Ajax (Skrein), a twisted individual with his own evil plans. Ajax performs an experiment on Wade that gives the latter a set of superpowers. But this gift comes with a price and Wade seeks out Ajax to exact revenge.Deadpool
traces the origin story of an unlikely, but extremely entertaining superhero.
REVIEW: Right from the opening credits itself you’ll find yourself realizing that this is the kind of superhero movie which is definitely different. In fact, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that it is a much-needed shot in the arm for the superhero genre in general. While there has been no shortage of comic book hero adaptations into film in recent times, Deadpool is one with a difference. For one, it breaks the fourth wall – that barrier between the film and the audience. This results in the kind of viewer involvement that is both endearing and extremely refreshing.
We find out about how Wade Wilson came to be a superhero via a series of jump cuts, flashbacks and oodles of humour. And then there’s Wade’s girlfriend, the feisty Vanessa (Baccarin) who is as messed up as he is. While their brand of romance has to be seen to be believed, their chemistry manages to be downright kinky to say the least, but delightfully enough, very real.
Wade’s buddy Weasel (Miller), a barkeep, is also his wingman. And when both Wade and Weasel share screen space, they’re a laugh riot. While the rest of the cast is suitably funny (don’t miss the fantastically-named Negasonic Teenage Warhead, played by Hildebrand), this really is Reynolds’ moment in the sun all the way. He surely has come a long way since 2011’s very ordinary Green Lantern. In fact, what elevates this movie to another level is not just the snarky one-liners, but the plethora of cross-references to a lot of other superhero films as well. Supported by a very clever script, Deadpool is deliciously irreverent, subversive and uproariously funny.