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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 humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

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Good, But Not As Amazing As All the Hype 0

I was never a Deadpool fan. The character first appeared around the time I stopped regularly reading comics. I was attending college and had less time and money, and I wasn't crazy about the way mainstream superhero comics (and especially The New Mutants, which I was collecting at the time) were moving in the 1990s into an area of style over substance, and super exaggerated, super busy-looking art of the Todd McFarlane / Jim Lee / Rob Liefield variety. On top of that, while I recognized that Wad...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A Fans Dream for Better and Worse 0

Directed by Tim Miller Written by Rhett Reese Paul Wernick “It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it.” ― Roger EbertI’ve been thinking about this quote for a while. It opens up a significant amount of space to tackle the political underpinnings of a given film (or any bit of media), or not. It also encapsulates my feelings on Deadpool. One of respect and appreciation for its existence even if it isn’t as totally successful or subversive as the film and Pool...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Character representation over exploitation 0

My title may seem a bit harsh but in previous super hero films, whether they be DC, Marvel or a third-party, often fall short on accurate character representation and essentially bringing to life a character from the comic pages; with respect this can be difficult but not impossible. Deadpool has done what few movies have done in that it doesn't attempt to take a character and shape said character to fit the common movie audience view of what a super hero should be but rather works a comic book...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

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