Ready for your 8th dosage of the Marvel X-Men Cinematic Universe? I know I am.
Following the release of (in order of release) X-Men, X-Men 2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, The Wolverine and X-Men: Days Of Future Past – Fox has now ignited a new character from the franchise that was originally seen in Origins, acted by Reynolds but had a slightly different fate. The rebooted version of the character is much closer to comics and much much much better. For those of you who don’t know who Deadpool is, Wade Wilson (aka Deadpool) is a little more volatile character in the X-Men universe. He is the “merc with a mouth” and goes through a life altering procedure to turn him into the fast healing, super dude we love.
After years in development hell Deadpool was finally given the go ahead by Fox and here we are today with one of the best X-Men films in the entire film universe.
Synopsis: “Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells 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 humour, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.”
Verdict 4/5: I may be bias as a huge X-Men fan but Deadpool really does live up to expectations. Even on the small budget the film is filled with witty humour, amazing action shots and great acting by Reynolds.
The film actually feels like it was taken out of a comic and put onto the screen (which is what we want – isn’t it?) and the fourth wall humour and dialogue has been perfected.
The one negative point – Colossus. I’m sure all will become apparent, but why change the Colossus we know and love (Daniel Cudmore) and change him into a completely different character – where’s the continuity?
Other than the awkward continuity issues, Deadpool really does give the viewer a great performance – even to those who aren’t aware of the character’s bio or history.