For a Marvel film (10 years on the wall waiting to be made), this delivered an entertaining story with loads of mature themes and was a lot funnier than most Marvel films too since Guardians Of The Galaxy.
And on that note, parents should be aware of how mature and dark humour is actually used since we can't have people slating how awful and repulsive his language is without knowing that's the way he is. And how his way of solving things involve making a mess and making people's stomach's turn or eye's raise at how a Marvel comic-book character can shock the wrong kind of viewers/ audience.
He doesn't save the day or play by the rules or even have morality when it comes to FairPlay or decency. But he's packed with an arsenal of weaponry and one-liners and jokes. But that's what make this Mercenary shine and stand out in the Marvel Universe since he can be easily mistaken for Web-Head who everyone adores more than this S.O.B.
He's that famous that people cosplay him (a bit too much) at Comic-Con around the world and I aim to someday as well since I'm a fanboy too. Anyway back to the film.
It's really entertaining that Marvel can step outside of the family friendly circle and go on a bl**dy rampage with mature and R-rated content that attracts audiences a little more than the goody-two shoes heroes with a sad/ painful past and win in the end righteously. I still love our heroes and comics too but it's good to see an Anti-Hero since Wolverine.
Wade isn't alone since he has his friend from the Mercenary bar, Weasel (played by T.J. Miller) whom we saw most famously during the trailer for mocking and insulting hilariously Wade's appearance under the mask.
The other character is trainee Nega Sonic Teenage Warhead (a gothic looking teenager who can detonate atomic bursts) besides her power, her name sounds awesome! And so is the gorgeous actor Brianna Hildebrand.
Wade Wilson tells his story a bit like the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel (flashbacks here and there) which was a different layout to all Marvel films which tell it from start to finish like a story. I like how they tried something new for a unique character who is as famous if not more than the mainstream Marvel heroes from a different point-of-view. He is featured in loads of Comics and Universes and make cameo's and team ups/ screw ups with many heroes who can just about tolerate his behaviour and actions (well except some like Wolverine etc).
Plus it's good to learn and be reminded from the film and my fiends that Wade chose his name Deadpool the right way and from an interesting reason.
But good on him for being able to take the pi** out of himself (something I'm trying to learn to do as well) and how he doesn't give a f*ck about what others think either. I've always laughed at his work, jokes and acting ever since Rebecca showed me 2 years ago when he was in Two Guys and a Girl and great films like Waiting..., Just Friends, The Proposal, Safe House, Family Guy and The Croods (but let's not forget to mention his tense and dark role being trapped in that horrible film, Buried).
I won't spoil his real name since it's too embarrassing.
Queue the music!
Wade's soundtrack collection by Tom Holkenberg a.k.a Junkie XL (who I know from a remix of the main theme from one of my favourite games Mirror's Edge) features some slow piano moments during his sensitive moments. But I particularly love hearing Maximum Effort played when he kicks ass on the highway.
The self-titled Rap song is an awesome upbeat track perfectly describing this guy by Teamheadkick. Kinda surprised that they didn't include Eminem's "Won't Back Down" since it's similar to the Deadpool Rap and feels like it should be in the soundtrack.
Best song has to be "Shoop" by Salt-N-Pepa who I mistook for Missy Elliot (as we saw in the trailer), which is pretty much his theme.
Plus there's "X Gon' Give It To Ya" which is his badass song and let's not forget his shear love for Wham!
However hearing "Mr Sandman" by The Chordettes during Wade's torture was quite cringing and cruel because it's like a happy song being played in a nightmare (almost like something from American Horror Story: Asylum).
I discovered him back in 2014 where my friends at work Dave and Kurt were always telling me to look up a Marvel character called "Deadpool". I researched and looked up on Marvel Wiki on his backstory, features and crossovers to learn that this character was a head-scratching character when it came to keeping up with his story and role in the Marvel Universe. To see that he can f*ck reality and break rules and make everyone's heads ache with his words and actions really makes someone with a healing factor and a mouth full of words can really entertain viewers and end up becoming an icon.
I found him by accident during an Ultimate Spider-Man tv episode. I love that series and it's good that they included him inside a children's program but toned down the violence and filled in with comedy and craziness (different voice actor who was okay but not as good as the others).
I've been using loads of pictures from here and here since they all hold excellent comedy and a lot of references that make me proud to know.
I have a lot to catch up on and discover and collect in paperback to see the enormous role he plays in universes and cross-overs in fiction.
And I had a wonderful Valentine's in Brighton with Issey, my date! Didn't work out, but it was good experience. <:)
It's unreal how much advertisement and promotion this film has been exploding all over the internet ever since the leaked footage last year.
You've all been warned and educated properly, I hope and understand what you're in for and will come to love/ hate like everyone else!
If you haven't seen it yet, get up and go and see it right now! But stay till the end, there's a secret at the end and hints towards a sequel, maybe *wink*
I look forward to X-Force and anything else that this red idiot could become apart of in the future and what else in comics and surprises he will appear in!