So before I went to see Deadpool, I heard from one person it was terrific and another it was horrible. I can see how you could love this movie or hate it in all honesty. It's about a man named Wade Wilson played by Ryan Reynolds who I think is better in Dreamworks animations than live-actions, who says he's certainly no hero. Pretty evident the way he casually says, "I've got guys to kill." Anyway, he ends up developing cancer, and right when he's settling down with a girl named Vanessa who will trade a ring worth a hundred thousand arcade tokens for three minutes of her spare time, the time she spent on telling him that included. When he gets this cancer and knowing no matter what he'll die, he one day meets a freaky Asian dude with a card and a say that he'll kill his cancer. Would you pick that if you were going to die anyway? Well, then it turns into a revenge story.
Now, I will certainly say that Deadpool does earn its R rating, the name apparently coming from the name of the bet you give that someone will die battling someone at the bar, and sometimes friends will turn on you here. And this movie has had huge acclaim, especially from the audience; check the Rotten Tomatoes ratings. And I certainly didn't hate this film. The special effects on Reynolds's transformation into an avocado were worthwhile and the action scenes really are as fresh off the grill as any other Marvel hamburger. But I think you should see this before seeing Ant-Man if you haven't already; Ant-Man along with Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers (the first, definitely not the second) are my favourite Marvel Movies, A+ and all, and Ant-Man was the most recent before this. All these movies had stories, really likeable and fleshed out characters, and villains that mostly made sense. In all honesty, the villains and story in Fantastic Four were better than this. The antagonist may have one name or another, and it's never clear which one it is. Deadpool says, "Who f-in cares?" Well, that was sort of commentative on the villain himself, who had no ambition for doing his evil ways; I don't even think money was involved. And Deadpool's sidekicks are pretty okay; they do their job, but not as fleshed out and likeable and maybe I missed something but I don't understand how they even met Deadpool.
So really, this movie is in it for the comedy. Does the comedy side work? Yes, it does work spectacularly. This movie has ecstatic ways of making you laugh, including a mockery of opening credits and a woody way of a cartoon credit roll. And from someone who has never read the Deadpool comics and knew nothing upon going into the theatre, I guess that's the point; to make more funny "Hi, I'm SpiderMan ZAP" jokes than all of the other Spider-Man movies combined every ten minutes. And I did laugh; I don't usually laugh in a theatre. However sometimes I just wish it could've taken itself as seriously as the fire scene at the start. I was close to recommending it because of its humour and intentional overdose on it, and do I think as your friendly neighbourhood critic that you'll like it? If you like to laugh, certainly. If you want something that makes sense and knows the gravity of killing someone, watch the final episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Oh, and M. Night Shayamalan's underrated movie.