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Deadpool: A delightful tacky thrill ride

Deadpool: A delightful tacky thrill ride
The Lookout

Jeremy Kohn
Editor in Chief

A Merc with a mouth. Deadpool isn’t your Boy Scout superhero. Wade Wilson is an assassin who wields a tongue as sharp as the swords he brands.  

Wilson, (played by actor Ryan Reynolds) one day finds himself at his local assassin’s bar establishment, Sister Margaret’s Home for Wayward Girls.  

It is there Wilson meets his romantic counterpart and neighborhood prostitute Vanessa Carlysle (played by Morena Baccarin). After some crude banter occurs between the two, they leave the bar together.

The couple soon become inseparable, professing their foul-mouthed and perverted love to one another as frequently as they can. After one night together, Wilson collapses suddenly.

Wilson and Carlysle visit a doctor together and learn Wilson has cancer. Distraught by this news, Wilson learns of an experimental program that can supposedly cure him of his ailment.

Wilson’s fear of dying and leaving his love alone lead him to seek a cure at this facility.  An unethical scientist named Ajax performs heinous experiments on Wilson. They give him regenerative healing, curing his cancer, but also leave his body grotesquely deformed.

Afraid that Carlysle would be unable to love his horribly disfigured body, Wilson dons a masked suit. He calls himself “Deadpool,” seeks revenge on Ajax, and hopes Ajax possesses a cure to return his body to its former state.

This movie, from the opening credits, will have audiences laughing. Reynolds is perfectly cast as the quick-witted Deadpool.

X-Men’s Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) is great as the voice of reason opposite Deadpool’s insanity.

A lesser known character, Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), was also a great addition to the film as she brought a dry deadpan wit, which differs from Deadpool’s crass in-your-face delivery.

Although the budget for this movie wasn’t as big as other Marvel movies, the movie uses the strengths it has perfectly.  The movie also have no qualms with poking fun at FOX studios and the X-Men franchise.

More Marvel movies should take a cue from Deadpool and try to stay true to the characters roots.

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