‘Deadpool’ lives up to hype

Luis Martinez, News Editor

Perhaps the most unusual and most vulgar superhero ever conceived, “Deadpool” has finally made its way into theaters, and it is by far one of the best superhero films I have ever seen. 

The hype for this movie could not have been more real, especially after the test footage was leaked a few years back, and fans everywhere saw the potential film that, for a time, they thought would not happen.

“Deadpool” tells the story of Wade Wilson, played by Ryan Reynolds, as he hunts down the man who ruined his life. Now it is going to be hard not to spoil the movie, but if you guys haven’t seen it yet, then I highly recommend you check it out this weekend.

The movie is a perfect blend of comedy, breaking the fourth-wall, action, and everything comic fans would expect about their favorite “Merc with a Mouth.” Reynolds had expressed his desire to play Deadpool for a while now and while he did play Wade Wilson in the pretty bad movie “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” this new film pretty much accurately portrays Deadpool’s origin pretty close to how it was in the comic books.

Joining Reynolds is T.J Miller as Weasel, Wade’s best friend, Morena Baccarin as Wade’s girlfriend, Vanessa, and Ed Skrein as Ajax, also known as Francis, the film’s primary antagonist.

In just the film’s opening credits, I already knew that this film was going to be absolutely funny in the typical Deadpool fashion. I was not let down when it came to Reynolds being able to perform extremely well as Deadpool, a role that seems almost perfect for Reynolds.

It wouldn’t be a “Deadpool” film without the title character interacting with the audience, and the film balances this with plenty of action scenes as well. For those of you who have watched the first trailer for the film, we can see Reynolds poking fun at himself, with plenty of “Green Lantern” references, which Reynolds also played as the main character with disastrous results.

I was really pleased with the final project, and personally Deadpool is one of my all-time favorite superhero.

The first ten minutes of the film was perhaps the best opening sequence I have ever seen because immediately, Deadpool is already mixing things up, and it is just plain awesome.

Deadpool also has some interactions with some members of the X-Men, Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead, as they try to recruit him into the X-Men, which hopefully means we will be seeing him again very soon.

Deadpool sparked ton of laughs and excitement and everything you would expect for a superhero movie of this caliber. Now, I don’t want to spoil the ending for people, but just a fair warning to everyone, make sure to stick around for the post credit scenes, it is worth it.

“Deadpool” gives us the origin of the most popular and funny anti-hero ever in the history of Marvel, and it is done perfectly. If you guys haven’t seen it yet, you guys are completely missing out.

Luis Martinez can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]