It’s the comic book film that the fans demanded, but the comic book film no-one ever thought would actually surface.
The Merc with the Mouth, the fourth wall breaking ‘superhero’ Deadpool has become an icon in the Marvel universe, but isn’t exactly the most child friendly super you will ever encounter.
So when Ryan Reynolds announced Wade Wilson would be getting his own origin story it gave the actor the opportunity to right the wrong from the monstrosity that was the Deadpool with a sown up mouth in Wolverine Origins.
And after watching Marvel’s latest cinematic offering, you couldn’t imagine anyone else playing the man in the red and black suit.
As we have already established Deadpool is not your normal Marvel movie, so to keep in that vein it starts off in an unorthodox fashion with the action already in full flow, as Wilson has already caused chaos on the freeway.
The laughs straight right from the opening credits, with none of the ‘big name’ actually appearing just little quips (referring to Morena Baccarin as ‘the hot chick’).
It is the humour and the extent of the violence that really keeps Deadpool ticking over, but the dick jokes do become a bit excessive. The saving grace is Reynolds delivery and the digs at his own previous attempts at the superhero genre (in particularly the failed Green Lantern).
The action sequences are fast paced and full of quick jibes, something any Deadpool fan would expect, but as far as further character development there isn’t a lot. The x-men factor of Colossus (Stefan Kapičić) and sullen youngster Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) is brief and not really needed, apart from to mix the Merc into the x-men universe – something which could have been held back for a proposed squeal.
Even British bad buy Ajax (Ed Skein) is a little watered down and there is no explanation as to why he is doing what he is doing with the mutant gene.
However, for a film that was never meant to be made this certainly hits the mark – keep an eye out for a fourth wall break within a fourth wall break.
As far as origin stories go, this is near perfect and defiantly leaves the door open for further film or even inclusion within the x-men franchise. But in such a crowded market, the question is whether Deadpool can make his smutty voice heard.
Just an Insight score: 8/10