Deadpool

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Deadpool is a 2016 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is the eighth installment in the X-Men film series. The film is directed by Tim Miller, with a screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić, and Leslie Uggams. The film follows Wade Wilson who, after being subjected to an experiment that leaves him with new abilities, hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

This has a similar tone and scope to last years Ant-Man. But in this movie the ‘hero’ is a mercenary low-life who gets his superpowers after contracting cancer. He is not a nice character, there is lots of profanity and more blood than other Marvel films. It reminds me of Will Smith’s Hancock. What lifts the film is the witty dialog and funny script. Also, at 108 minutes it doesn’t slow down and keeps the audience engaged to the predictable end. (4/5)