By: Corey Lack
Deadpool was a movie released in 2016 starring Ryan Reynolds and it was everything that the Birds of Prey movie tried to be. The movie follows the titular main character, at first known only as Wade Wilson, as he gains superpowers and a heavily scarred face, leading him to try and hunt down the man that gave him powers in the hopes of a cure.
The character is the focus of the story more than the actual plot and it is phenomenally done. This might seem a strange thing to say, since you could say that about most movies, but this movie is almost laser-focused on the life of the main character and, while some characters are introduced, they are minimally developed, but they don’t need more development than they were given. The plot and, by extension, the characters are pretty simple. The X-Man, Colossus, and his trainee show up to keep Deadpool from causing senseless destruction while still taking on the bad guys, Francis, oops sorry, Ajax, and his companion Angel Dust want to succeed in their dastardly plans of selling off enslaved superhumans, Weasel wants to not get killed, and Al wants Wade to just leave her alone. That’s all that’s really shown by the characters and it’s all you really need to know. Anything that you need to know that you might be unclear about Deadpool himself will tell you.
The whole story and the characters managed to perfectly blend both serious tones with a dark humor that had me laughing through most of the movie. Deadpool, staying true to his comic book origins, frequently breaks the fourth wall and commits crazy and insane ideas that turn out to have a good reason in the end. The best part about this movie is as much as it breaks the fourth wall and pokes fun at the real world, it never needs to “make a statement.” It’s a fun and entertaining joyride that needs to be seen to be believed.
I definitely recommend this movie to just about anyone. The amount of fun that this movie brings cannot be understated. I’d give it 10 unicorns out of 10.
I am a graduate student at Northern Kentucky University. I like writing fantasy and science fiction, playing video games, and watching movies.