The fact that Deadpool even got made is a real miracle in itself after the portrayal of the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine! Ryan Reynolds did not give up though and after what felt like forever, Deadpool was finally released in 2016 to huge critical and commercial success.
How to Stream or Download Deadpool
You can stream it or you can download the full film from iTunes. You should also check out its sequel Deadpool 2, which was released in 2018.
The Movie Review
At the time it was not only the highest-grossing movie in the X-Men franchise, but Deadpool was also the highest-grossing R rated movie of all time. It actually in a way changed the way that movies were made. Studios were sometimes scared to go for that R rating, but Deadpool showed that you could still make a ton of money even with an R rating.
Now onto the actual movie itself. Deadpool is an origin story movie and it handles it very, very well. Ryan Reynolds could not have nailed this role anymore. I would say that he is to Deadpool what Hugh Jackman is to Wolverine.
What is cool about the movie is that we get to see not just Deadpool, but also Wade Wilson, the man behind the mask. It is great to see him going about his life and having fun with his girl, Vanessa. The two ridiculous and tragic backstories the two of them try to top each other with are awesome and make you care about them both.
Well, Wade has cancer and it is not looking good. That is until a rather shady guy offers him the chance of a cure. He knows that Wade has excellent skills and this is something they plan to abuse. Wade finds out that he is not there to be cured, but to be experimented on by this crazy guy called Francis……. Sorry I mean Ajax who is played by Ed Skrein.
Well, Wade gets horribly disfigured, but it also gives him an epic healing factor and this leads him to become the merc with the mouth, the most badass of all vigilantes and the man who is out for the head of Ajax, Deadpool! The movie is just nonstop action all the way and there is plenty of fourth wall breaking as you would expect from Deadpool.
My absolute favorite parts are when he makes his own team with Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead. The way that Colossus tries to be a mentor to Deadpool is fantastic stuff as are his interactions with Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Before the movie came out I was disappointed with the lack of other X-Men, but I honestly the end result is so good I would not change it at all.
The movie sets up not just the sequel very well, but you could argue that this movie sets up what could be one of the biggest superhero franchises of all time. To me, Deadpool is one of those movies you can always count on to cheer you up after a hard day.
Deadpool is one of the most fun superhero movies around and I think going for the R rating was the right thing to do. It is violent, funny and even vulgar in places and it all works very well. It is one of the best superhero origin movies and it is so awesome to see Deadpool cross over and become such big success.