By Josh Krubner
Without getting into plot specifics and meta commentary, it’s hard to paint a picture of what one should expect from Deadpool. At its core, the story follows Ryan Reynolds’ Wade Wilson balancing being a hired gun, falling in love, and dealing with cancer. When a cure to his extremely terminal diagnois is presented, Wade finds himself dealing with more than he ever could have possibly bargained for.
Reynolds does the heavy lifting, but Morena Baccarin was the real standout for me. The opening credits definitely highlight the extraneous absurdity of some of the others. Non hardcore comic fans might not have the clearest understanding of who Deadpool or his buddies are, but you’ll soon ask yourself – as the movie asks you repeatedly - “what are you doing in this movie theater, if you don’t know who Colossus is? Or what the significance of ‘Xavier’s School for the Gifted’ is?”
I can’t wait for the angry articles about the mean ol' kids movie that didn’t play nice come Monday morning as a result of stupid parents not bothering to do the barest minimum of research to answer the question “Should I take my kid to see this cute little movie called Deadpool?”
I would easily give Deadpool an 8.5/10 or an A-.
*Note from Jim*
I totally predicted Deadpool would break the 100 million barrier. Granted, I didn't give a specific number after that, but not many people gave this flick a shot at breaking 100. I did. Woo me. Suck it, Josh.