“Deadpool” In Review

By Abby Cross

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In the most recent Deadpool movie released February 12, 2016, Deadpool is played by Ryan

Reynolds. Other than being an actor, Reynolds is also an executive producer, who has been

trying to produce this film for over a decade.

Deadpool started out as a comic book character. He is categorized as an “antihero”. Deadpool

first appeared in Marvel Comic Book’s The New Mutant #98 in February of 1991. He is affiliated

with teams such as Agency X, S.H.I.E.L.D, X-Force, and X-Men.

Deadpool is the alter-ego of Wade Wilson. He is also known as, “Merc with a Mouth,” due to

his talkative nature and his tendency to break “the fourth wall” (looking or talking directly to the

audience).

Wade Wilson works as a Special Forces operative. He meets and falls in love with Vanessa

Carlysle. A year later, shortly after he proposes, he is diagnosed with cancer. He does not want

Vanessa to see him die. He is offered the option to try a procedure in order to keep him alive and

potentially cancer free. Initially, he refuses, then accepts. He gets put into an airtight chamber,

where he acquires the powers to heal his cancer and other injuries, but leaves him severely

disfigured.

The rest of the movie is about his fights with the man who made him the way he is. He recruits

people to help him, including a sassy teenager.

In my opinion, a watcher would need to have a pretty crude sense of humor to watch and

enjoy this movie. It most definitely has me laughing and engaged in the action the whole time.

5/5 paws.

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