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Ryan Reynolds and Stefan Kapicic in Deadpool

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Deadpool is a raunchy, hyper and hilariously violent anti-hero’s tale about a wise-cracking, super-powered mercenary seeking revenge and redemption. Based on one of the edgiest characters in Marvel’s X-Men universe, the film both panders to the basest sensibilities of the young men who make up the lion’s share of comic book fans and mercilessly mocks superhero story conventions. It’s hardly a work of genius, but it’s a satisfying and very funny piece of popcorn entertainment. The plot isn’t all that important: The joy of the film is Ryan Reynolds’ performance as Wade Wilson, better known as Deadpool. The comic character was actually based on Reynolds, so the casting is, well, perfect. Reynolds delivers Wade’s filthy, twisted and obscure jokes with precision and irony. He breaks the fourth wall as often as he breaks the bad guys’ bones. It’s fun and ridiculous and thoroughly enjoyable.

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