So you thought your superheroes were quiet guys fighting their inner demons and risking their all to save the world, well think again for you now have Deadpool a guy who has a dysentery of profanity every single time he opens his mouth , yes even in the delicate lovemaking which is not so delicate on after thought.
The story is as pedestrian as they come, the kinky screenplay is not. A mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) finds true love with an escort Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), only to learn that he has got cancer and hardly a year to live. When all hope ceases and he decides to disappear from Vanessa’s life an agent of an underground organization promises to cure his cancer and also give him super powers. His cancer is cured, but his face and body is completely disfigured and he becomes hideous. After destroying the lab, he goes on a hunt to take revenge on the mutant Francis (Ed Skrein) who is responsible for his misfortune. You have never heard that before right? Yes and no for the non linear narration filled with fun and frolic in every frame leaves you gasping for more and what is more Deadpool breaks the fourth wall and warns us that it is a love story and those Valentine Day dates watch out for the signs the lovers show each other in the climax.
Ryan Reynolds is probably the only actor in the world who has done a full length parody of his own character that spilled venom in ‘X-Men Origins – Wolverine’ . Reynolds tried a full fledged super hero with ‘Green Lantern’ and found little success but just as T.J. Miller, who plays his friend says that Deadpool sounds like a franchise, he has hit the bulls eye this time and is surely going to come back to kick more ass . Reynolds hitherto little known comic talent is in full flow here as he evokes laughter in fight scenes, love scenes, lovemaking scenes, hospital scenes and even when a knife is embedded in his brain. We Indian audiences who love and miss Jim Carrey are glee filled that we have at last found a replacement. Morena Baccarin as Vanessa is pretty and fits the role to perfection. Ed Skrein matches Reynolds wit with his menace as the antagonist Ajax. Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Stefan Kapicic as Colossus provide the X-Men flavor. There is also a delightful Indian touch with Karan Soni playing a taxi driver who appears in two important scenes and gets some wise!!! love tips from our hero.
Writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have come up with nonstop humorous lines, mostly mouthed by Reynolds and have turned the laughs on every superhero template there has ever been. References to popular movies bring down the house like Deadpool cutting off his hand a la ‘127 Hours’, and when he quips to Colossus and Negasonic that since only the two are shown in the huge X-Mansion it is evident that the studio could not afford another ‘X-Men’. Cinematographer Ken Seng, Editor Julian Clarke and Music director Tom Holkenborg work in perfect tandem to bring the pyrotechnic imagery to life ensuring the audiences have maximum fun. Director Tim Miller is originally a visual effects wizard and he has brought his expertise to enhance the almost nonstop kickass action loaded with humor. He has let his hero play to the gallery and reaps the rewards in his debut feature. Letting the timeless ‘Careless Whispers’ play on in the end credits allows us to carry the kinkiness home.