‘Deadpool’ is the superhero movie we’ve all been waiting for

Patrick Koster, News Editor

If you never thought you’d hear the term “s***-spackled Muppet-fart” used as an insult on the big screen, you thought wrong.

That, along with many other humorous lines, is just what you’ll get from Marvel’s most recent film.

Unlike his first appearance on the big screen (see X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) has a mouth in this movie. And boy, does he use it.

From the Jim Henson-inspired insult to comparing a disagreeable taste to “two hobos f*****g in a shoe full of p***,” the wisecracking antihero is full of witty insults and one-liners that had myself and fellow movie-goers laughing.

The opening credits for Deadpool set the tone for the rest of the movie. With credit lines like “Produced by a**hats,” it becomes apparent that this movie fits the personality of the fourth wall-breaking protagonist.

The film begins with Deadpool sitting in the back of a taxi, on his way to track down the main antagonist, Fran- I mean Ajax (like the dish soap). The scene transitions into the opening fight scene, which perfectly balances Deadpool’s sense of humor with well-choreographed action shots.

Deadpool gets his head smashed into the back of the driver’s seat, where he playfully admires the Corinthian leather. A few moments later, his head is being smashed into the car radio, which changes stations with every blow.

Don’t worry, Deadpool doesn’t just get beat up the entire time. I’ll leave it up to you to see for yourself.

Even after tracking down Ajax, Deadpool finds a way to get a laugh out of the audience, breaking his hands and leg while trying to attack a steely X-Men member.

Naturally, the bad guy gets away in the beginning. The rest of the film follows Deadpool trying to track down Ajax amidst flashbacks to Deadpool’s life when he was more well-known as Wade Wilson.

But the flashbacks aren’t overwhelming or confusing like they were in the movie Deadpool first appeared in (again, see X-Men Origins: Wolverine). Instead, the flashbacks are used to catch the audience up to a certain point and then the story takes off from there.

Strangers to gore and sexual content should be cautious. The film is full of dismemberment and sexual references, along with a brief sex montage.

But the explicit content of the film doesn’t oversaturate the plot or make it unwatchable. In fact, the decision to make the movie R-rated was probably for the better.

Even some of the most R-rated scenes have bits of comedic relief sprinkled into them, making it easier to digest. Sure, to some, it might be a bit too much, but there’s a reason Deadpool has an R-rating and The Avengers doesn’t.

Aside from maybe having slightly too much R-rated content for some, the only other major gripe might be that the antagonist isn’t as super as one would expect from a Marvel movie. Franci- excuse me, Ajax, is a mutant with superhuman strength and reflexes, but that seems to be about it.

Despite these very minuscule possible complaints one might have, Deadpool takes a bold swing and knocks it straight out of the park.

Most, if not all of the humor is well balanced with the action-packed scenes everybody expects from a Marvel blockbuster. It’s the quintessential superhero movie that provided me with everything I’ve ever wanted from the genre.

Reynolds plays Deadpool wonderfully, and screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick seem like they put in maximum effort to make this film memorable and worthwhile. Director Tim Miller makes his feature film debut an excellent one, perfectly encompassing the personality and character of Deadpool.

Deadpool is exactly how a superhero movie should be: comical, action-packed and maximally awesome.

Oh, and make sure you stay after the end credits.

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