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‘Deadpool’ delights with R-rate hijinks

With its crude humor, gruesome action scenes, and foul-mouthed "hero," "Deadpool" is a refreshing departure from the "superhero movie" archetype. 
With its crude humor, gruesome action scenes, and foul-mouthed "hero," "Deadpool" is a refreshing departure from the "superhero movie" archetype. 

Here we go again — another superhero movie.  We are overrun with superhero movies right now.  Some are great, wonderfully written pieces . . . and some are not so much.

Deadpool — the merc with the mouth — is not your typical superhero. Honestly, he’s not really a superhero at all. Therefore, his movie was not a typical “superhero movie.”

Some people had heard of Deadpool vaguely, whether from seeing a million people cosplay him at comic conventions or just simply from hear-say.  

So let’s get something clear: Deadpool is a crude, foul-mouthed, fourth wall-breaking, R-rated character. He is NOT your typical superhero.

I wasn’t exactly sure how this was going to go over in a movie. Before its release, there were already parents who most likely didn’t know a thing about the character as they were pitching fits that there shouldn’t be an R-rated superhero movie.

This movie also had the potential to go horribly wrong. I’m a huge X-Men fan, but Ryan Reynolds’ appearance as Deadpool in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” is most likely one of the reasons we never saw another “X-Men Origins” movie: the “Merc with the Mouth” had his mouth sewn shut.  

Ryan Reynolds, however, was amazing as Wade Wilson, or Deadpool. And this movie kept the integrity of the original character flawlessly. The film pulled no punches in its crude, inappropriate humor, all while creating a very well-rounded story.

 I cared about the characters while watching this movie. The love story aspect wasn’t just a marketing ploy. It was just as crude and fitting to Deadpool as the rest of the movie.

I won’t be going into the plot too much here, but you should expect quite a few inappropriate jokes, fourth wall breaks and gory action scenes with refreshingly few uses of CGI.

In my opinion, this is one of the best superhero movies that’s come out in a long time. It’s broken the repetition of save the world/get the girl movies.  But you don’t have to take my word for it. “Deadpool” broke records with $132.4 million earnings in its opening weekend.

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