Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when he finds out he has a cancer. His only hope is an evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) but that man takes a dislike to Wade. He tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing
powers and a grudge. With help from mutant allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life and kidnapped his fiancee.
To be honest there’s nothing much to say. The movie is a pastiche of Avengers/Superhero movies and it does it well although sometimes the jokes are flying low, too juvenile to be really funny. Still I enjoyed it, especially those moments when Wilson was laughing off Hollywood’s incessant pursuit of physical perfection and eternal youth. Plus, of course, their fixation on sex. Visual effects were also quite decent but the plot was same old Marvel stuff. If not for constant wisecracking I would get bored after fifteen minutes.
Fast, funny and a bit profane – if you like X-Men parodies that tend to subvert the whole formula, this one is for you. Still watch it at home and don’t invite younger teens along. Deadpool 2 ? Maybe.