Anna’s Adventures: A Review of “Deadpool”

Anna Jackson, Staff Writer

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“Deadpool” is the latest released Marvel movie and was highly anticipated by fans who wanted to see more of the “Merc with a Mouth” than what was given in the movie “X-Men Origins.”

Unlike many of the Marvel movies that target all age groups both young and old, that was not the case with “Deadpool.” My little brother has been dying to see the movie. After seeing “Deadpool” for myself, I quickly called my mom and told her that under no circumstances should my little brother be allowed to go see the R-rated movie. There is explicit language on top of explicit content. This “superhero/anti-hero” movie, or whatever you want to call it, is definitely not one for the kids.

“Deadpool” targeted a much older audience and was able to use references that only that adult audience would understand. As I previously mentioned, Deadpool’s first movie appearance took place in “X-Men Origins.” In this particular movie, he was not presented in his normal red and black get-up, and he underwent a surgery that made him more looked like Baraka from “Mortal Kombat.” In that same surgery, they also sewed Deadpool’s mouth up, which did not sit well with many Deadpool fans, who love his endless banter. Ever since this movie, Ryan Reynolds and fans have been calling for Deadpool to have his own movie. When they finally got this movie, they made references to the previous movie featuring Deadpool.

Even though there were references to the previous movie, the storyline of “Deadpool” and his origin did not follow or pick up where “X-Men Origins” left off. In “Deadpool,” Wade Wilson was given a different back story.

His back story features him being a mercenary and getting paid to kill or scare bad guys. He eventually meets a girl, and they fall in love. Wade ends up asking her to marry him with a Ring-Pop, and then he finds out his has cancer. This story follows some-what closely to many of the comic books written about Deadpool.

In an attempt to cure his terminal cancer, he participates in an experimental program that basically uses torture to trigger a mutant gene, and thus, Deadpool develops his powers and changes physically. From there, the plot of the movie is Wade Wilson/Deadpool trying to get revenge on the people who mutated him and to get them to fix his face.

Also, the movie brought in other characters from the X-Men. Colossus and his apprentice, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, at first, try to stop Deadpool from killing people and to join the X-Men. Colossus and the Teenage Warhead end up helping Deadpool rescue his love interest, but Colossus still tries to get Deadpool to consider joining the X-Men and to stop killing. As usual, Stan Lee also made his cameo appearance in “Deadpool.” For the first time, Stan Lee’s drop in took place in a strip club.

“Deadpool” was definitely meant to fall under the comedy category. I thought that the majority of the jokes were forced to the point of no longer being funny. Most of the jokes also included vulgar content, which should have been expected. I did laugh a few times throughout the movie, and those laughs were really good belly-aching laughs. If nothing else, “Deadpool” was a breath of fresh air from the over-used characters that are usually featured in Marvel films. Also, “Deadpool” had an incredible music soundtrack featuring songs like “Angel of the Morning,” “Crazy” and “Careless Whisper.”

Overall, the movie was worth the price of a movie ticket, however, the movie is not appropriate for children.

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