Deadpool ★★★★½

"Wow, this is such a big house, but it's only the two of you here. It's like the studio didn't have enough money for another X-Men movie.."

After years of speculation if this movie would be made, we finally got the Deadpool movie that fans [such as myself] have been waiting for: it's violent, it's vulgar, and it's insane; only someone like Ryan Reynolds could have done it justice. [you can tell that he's been dying to get this movie made the right way!] Do not let the February release date fool you, it's full of comedic sarcasm and constant fourth wall breaks - which I was worried they wouldn't pull off properly. [even Inception style fourth wall breaks within those]

If we're being honest, this is a damn good entry in a franchise that will hopefully explore the character [and his world] to a much larger extent in the sequel[s]. [already a greenlit sequel with Cable? yes please!] Be sure to note that this is a very important film for another reason as well! If Deadpool is a financial success - which at this point, is already clear it has been/continues to be - this could prove to studios that sometimes, we need R-rated superhero films, and because of Deadpool, maybe we'll hopefully see more of them in the future.

But at the end of the day, with the irony of its Valentine's Day release, Deadpool is a [surprisingly - considering the character] heartfelt, hilarious and a tragic romance at its core.. seriously. In a time where most - if not all - superhero films are trying to be "dark and gritty," Deadpool is a film we need: not the one we deserve. WAIT.. wrong movie.

So..yes, as a reader of the comics that this movie is based on, you could say that I enjoyed Deadpool: the movie.

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