The long awaited “Deadpool” premiered on Feb. 12, and oh boy was it worth the wait. “Deadpool” tells the story of how Wade Wilson came to be the gun wielding, sword slashing, potty-mouthed anti-hero we all have grown to love.
Accompanied by catchy hip-hop throw backs, director Tim Miller takes viewers on a non-stop joy ride filled with the inappropriate humor and ruthless violence that all of us comic geeks worship.
Suited up in a red and black leather disguise, Ryan Reynolds played our “not-really-a-hero” hero. Whether it was gracing us with his sarcasm or enlightening us with his dark humor, Reynolds captured every aspect of Deadpool, proving to all that there was no one more suited for the role.
Miller delivered the plot well enough that we got a sense of who Deadpool was and what he sought out to do. Keeping the audience’s attention on that particular part of the plot would have to be one of Miller’s strong suits. Knowing that he is a comic book character, Deadpool talks directly to the audience, commenting on the progressing story and even making jokes worthy of writing down to use ourselves later.
However, the plot was not strong enough to shed light on the supporting characters, leaving many unanswered questions such as who some of the characters were and where they came from? Adding characters like Colossus from the X-Men, which many audience members are familiarized with, the newer characters like Angel Dust and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (try saying that five times fast) were not given as much of a background as I would have hoped.
Instead, very little information is divulged to the viewers, but with awesome names like Negasonic Teenage Warhead, more background information is DEMANDED!
This problem could also be because of the length of the movie, I found that it was relatively short compared with recent blockbuster superhero movies. With such amazing action sequences and hysterical innuendos, at the end of the movie, I couldn’t help but ask myself “is it over already?”
Hopefully the movie’s anticipated sequel will do a better job at covering its bases. Despite all of its shortcomings, the movie was amazing. I would rate it 4.5 eagles out of 5, truly a must see for all the other “true believers” out there.