What happens when you take Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Reynolds, stick in a spandex red super-suit, mix in some super cool mutant healing powers, add a splash of twisted humor, and a hearty dosage of cool secondary characters? Well you dear readers have just mixed up a piping hot bowl of Deadpool. And let me tell you something, that is not only a tasty movie to see, it'll leave you giggling for it again and again and again.
But in all seriousness, the movie was everything I'd hoped for and more. It had all the elements of a Deadpool comic, action, violence, witty one-liners, dark humor, light humor, references to pop culture, fourth-wall breaking (and sometimes the fourth-wall being smashed in with a giant metaphorical hammer). Now that the gushing about the film's overall content is out of the way, I'm going to move on to the gushing about the cast.
Ryan Reynolds, a man blessed with a silver tongue and a sharp wit. From the moment I saw him in Wolverine: Origins as Wade Wilson I knew in my heart, that if ever there was going to be a Deadpool movie, he'd be the one to slip into the red and black spandex.
Morena Baccarin was a wonderful casting choice for Vanessa, Wade's girlfriend, love interest and the damsel in distress for him to come in and save in a violent and epic fashion. She is lovely to behold, has some great dialogue between herself and Ryan Reynolds, and isn't there to just prop up Deadpool/Wade Wilson on screen, she adds to the story by giving him something to fight for, something to live for.
Ed Skrein steps into the role of Ajax, a known Deadpool enemy (well not known by me, but hey, now I've got an excuse to go and read those old Deadpool comics). As the sinister villain who is responsible for Wade getting his ultra-advanced healing factor, he is downright vile and wicked. And plus he get's some epic fight scenes and villain dialogue.
The rest of the cast is filled out with T.J. Miller as Weasel, Gina Carano as Angel Dust (Ajax's right hand woman), Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, newcomer Brianna Hildebrand as X-Man Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Stefan Kapičić as X-Man Colossus. Plus a very amusing cameo by, yes you guessed it, Marvel's very own Stan Lee, and one by Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld as well.
Deadpool was a movie that has long been awaited by fan's and Internet people alike (based on all the chatter I saw in forums and movie news sites). It had all the look and feel of a Deadpool comic, with an amazing cast, excellent soundtrack and intense action scenes, witty dialogue and above all, it made me wanting a Deadpool sequel here and now. This film gets high marks and a "must see" and "must see again" rating of four out of four stars. But seriously, it's a great film to see by one's self or as a Valentine's date this weekend. Show someone how much you love them, by taking them to see everyone's favorite Merc with a Mouth and remember, Deadpool knows how much you love him too.