What’s my name??? Deadpool! (by MMT guest contributor Darryl King)

DEADPOOL (photo: Marvel)

Hey you??? Yeah you?!! If you’re wondering if the DEADPOOL movie can live up to all of the hype and to perhaps to the best marketing movie campaign of all-time… The answer is… YES!!! Deadpool, otherwise known as ‘the Merc with the Mouth’ perhaps may go down as one of the best comic book adaptations ever as the film brings to life the true essence of this character from comic page to the silver screen. In the comics, Deadpool is a quick-witted, R rated, mercenary that has the habit of breaking the fourth wall… or in other words talking to the audience (comic reader/movie goer) with comments that showcase of being self-aware, that he is in a comic book.

In the tradition of movies like “The Hangover” and “Ted,” Deadpool is hilariously funny and refreshingly original while at times being borderline offensive. At a time when Hollywood, on t.v. and in movies, is so focused upon known properties and reboots, sequels and trilogies, it’s wonderful to see a movie such as this not only get made but stick to its guns and to the source material while executing it brilliantly. From the opening credits to the bonus scenes, the Deadpool movie is roller coaster ride of comedic emotions that will leave you ultimately satisfied.

Ryan Reynolds was born to play Deadpool, and he is so good that perhaps his name should replace Wade Wilson as the alter ego of Deadpool. From the other cast members, like from his best friend Weasel, who is the perfect sidekick, to the X-men characters Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead who are lesser known mutants but that makes shaping their characters even the more sweet, makes this movie special experience. Ajax “the bad guy” who helps create Deadpool in the movie, is a credible villain which shows you don’t have to have a big name, special effect driven nemesis to make a great movie… good acting will do. And the movie isn’t all superhero as the love story of Wade Wilson and Vanessa tells the story of how two imperfect and insane people can wind up being perfect for one another, we believe how and why they love each other.

Deadpool had all the makings of becoming either very corny (jokes, puns, directly talking to audience) or very bold (daring & groundbreaking) and I am glad that the Deadpool movie falls in the latter category.

What’s in a name? An anti-hero/mercenary/wise cracking/yet shockingly caring man who can’t die no matter how hard he tries… Deadpool is the name of this improbable impressive film.

Darryl King (photo courtesy of Darryl King)

Darryl King is a video director, film writer and avid Marvel/DC comic book/movie lover. Check out his reviews of Star Wars: The Force AwakensAvengers: Age of Ultron and ANT-MAN, and his primer guide to Star Wars: The Force Awakens right here on MMT.


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