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Rude, Crude and… Absurdly Awesome!
If you’re a fan of Deadpool from his comic book adventures you already know he is not your future child’s father’s superhero. In fact I don’t think calling Deadpool a superhero is even fair or accurate. If anything he’s more on an antihero and a very unique one at that. What really makes the “Merc with a mouth” so unusual from other gun toting, sword wielding, spandex clad characters is his ability to break the 4th wall in the most absurd and hilarious ways.
In case you managed to somehow avoid the brilliant marketing campaign over the last several months, it goes something like this: Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is diagnosed with cancer. In an attempt to find a cure, Wade volunteers for an experimental process and is subjected to a brutal procedure that leaves him horribly disfigured and with accelerated healing powers. Unbearable to look at, Wade forsakes his fiancée Vanessa (Morena Baccarin). He adopts the alter ego Deadpool and seeks revenge on the shadow organization that double crossed him.
The story reveals the titular title character’s origin largely in flashback as Deadpool tracks down his nemesis Francis aka Ajax (Ed Skrein). This brings viewers up to speed without taking the foot of the gas, keeping the films standard storyline secondary to the shenanigans of its hero. At its core, Deadpool’s narrative is about as unsophisticated as you can get. Boy meets girl, boy is done wrong, boy loses girl, boy seeks vengeance and needs to save girl in process. What makes this same old same old plot so damn entertaining is the wacked out mixture of mirth and calamity that is the character of Deadpool.
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