Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 108 minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Directors: Tim Miller
Writers: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
Casts: Ryan Reynolds, Karan Soni, Ed Skrein, Michael Benyaer, Stefan Kapicic, Brianna Hildebrand, Style Dayne, Kyle Cassie, Taylor Hickson, Ayzee, Naika Toussaint, Randal Reeder, T.J. Miller, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Morena Baccarin
IMDB: Deadpool (2016) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.9
It is almost preposterous how little "plot" there is in the film...What it has in spades is attitude, and right up until the moment the film began, I was afraid It was going to be so juvenile and filthy that I would end up annoyed by it. Instead, from the very beginning of the opening credits, it is clear that director Tim Miller and screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have crafted something deeply silly that isn't remotely interested in playing by the conventional rules of what we've come to think of as "the superhero genre."
The Hollywood Reporter -
It takes a little while to get in gear - or perhaps just to adjust to what's going on here - but once it does, Deadpool drops trou to reveal itself as a really raunchy, very dirty and pretty funny goof on the entire superhero ethos, as well as the first Marvel film to irreverently trash the brand.
Total Film -
Loud, lewd, inventive and outrageous, Deadpool is a delight. All credit to Reynolds and co. for having the steel balls to go this far.
As a vehicle for the impudent comic stylings of Ryan Reynolds, this cheerfully demented origin story is many, many cuts above “Green Lantern,” and as a sly demolition job on the superhero movie, it sure as hell beats “Kick-Ass.”
This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.