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Deadpool, the Perfect Valentine's Day Date Movie

Updated on February 21, 2016


A Valentine's Day date film
A Valentine's Day date film | Source


Deadpool: “R“ (1 h. 48 min.)

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein, Stefan Kapicic

Directed by: Tim Miller

The Men behind Deadpool

Back in the 1990s artist Rob Liefeld (who was working on X-Force at the time) created the visual image for Deadpool and showed it to the book’s writer, Fabian Nicieza who loved the character. Originally the character was conceived as a villain (“The Merc with the Mouth”) but over time he has grown into more of an anti-hero. As stated, Liefeld created with the character’s visual look and name, while Nicieza developed the character’s speech mannerisms. While the character has always been something of a smartass, his perchance for breaking the fourth wall and speaking directly to the audience evolved over time.

From comics to movies

Deadpool first hit the big screen in the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine but for many the two biggest disappointments of that film were that not only had the perfect actor for Wade Wilson been cast in the roll (Reynolds) but the producers took away his ability to talk smack, and then (adding insult to injury) they further degrade the appeal of the character by implanting his twin swords into his arms. Well, thankfully Reynolds has (finally) returned to the roll in this current film which adheres closer to the comicbook incarnation than his previous film turn as the character (Reynolds indicated that he took on the role of producer so he could insure that Deadpool remained in his comicbook character).

Deadpool trailer (unrated)

Nope, no X-Men

(Unavoidable aside, to Fox still owning the license to the film versions of marvel’s X-Men, there are some “slight” alterations to what you will see on film as to what has appeared in the comics.)

Here comes Deadpool

No one ever expects Deadpool
No one ever expects Deadpool | Source

The Backstory

Still, those alterations are slight and what we see up on the Silver Screen is essentially the Wade Wilson we’ve all come to love and/or hate. Once again Wilson is a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary who becomes diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of cancer affecting his liver, lungs, prostate, and brain (“All things I can live without,” he quips at one point) and he is subjected to a rogue experiment administrated by some very shady characters which leaves him with accelerated healing powers, but horribly disfigured. Understandably extremely PO’d by this, Deadpool determined to extract his revenge on these guys and get them to “fix” him. Unfortunately, all he really manages to do is to get them wise to the fact that he didn’t die during the procedure and they go after his (former) girlfriend Vanessa (Baccarin).

Fender Bender on the Interstate!

Wait, did I leave the stove on?
Wait, did I leave the stove on? | Source

This is an "R"-rated film!

Now, as can be expected, this really gets Wade upset so he recruits a pair of X-Men — the man of iron, Colossus and moody, teenaged Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Kapicic, and Brianna Hildebrand) to help him go after the bad guys who messed with him and kidnapped Vanessa — Ajax and Angel Dust (Miller and Gina Carano), which the do whit no small amount of ultra-violence, cursing, blood splatter, and well, nudity (Yes this film is based on a comicbook, but it is rated “R” — and it is a hard “R” — so it is so totally not for your kids. Seriously, Trust us on this.) The film is over-the-top, down the mountain and up the next mountain that we assure you that it simply is not for children, in spite of the fact that it is based on a comicbook.

Calling for Back-up

OK, there are some X-Men in the film
OK, there are some X-Men in the film | Source

Why we loved this film!

For ourselves, we really did enjoy it (which was somewhat surprising to us, as we honestly can’t stand the character in his comicbook form (no offense to either Liefeld or Nicieza both of whom we know). Still it is on the strength of Reynolds performance that this film is carried (not to mention all of the sight gags, in-jokes, double (triple) entendres, Marvel Easter Eggs (a cameo by Stan Lee), and all of the other random joyous inclusions shoehorned into this frenetic film. So (assuming you are an adult), and are even a passing fan of comicbooks, Ryan Reynolds, or fast-paced, high-octane films with copious amount of explosions, shootings (and sex) , then yes, this film is totally for you. And given that it is coming out on Valentine’s Day weekend, it truly does make for a great date film.

Bring on the Bad Guys

Here come the villains!
Here come the villains! | Source

Why would we lie?

No, seriously. It totally does.

Deadpool's first appearance

Easter Egg Trailer

Oh yes, and you really do need to stay 'til the need of the film's credits, as there is end-of-movie trailer to see.

Armed to the teeth

Packin' some heat!
Packin' some heat! | Source


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