Movie of the Week: Deadpool

There is such a thing as “stupid, in a good way” and that term applies to this week’s feature film. A fan favorite character from the X-Men comic franchise is going to star in his own feature film debut. Wade Wilson is terminally diagnosed with a radical prognosis of cancer and his lifespan is drastically severed with no chance of a cure until a mysterious group steps forward and offers him a choice to remedy his condition and augment his life. The group double-crossed Wilson but with Wilson’s new skills and renewed lease on life, he’s about to make them pay. The Merc With a Mouth is ready for the red carpet. Deadpool arrives in theaters this week.

What am I expecting to see?: Ryan Reynolds has a stab at redemption with this character and by all accounts he’s about to slay and roll in enough box office green to binge in enough chimichangas to last throughout the entire year. Tim Miller appears to have done his homework and stayed as faithful to this character as he could and the cast appears to be ideal to highlight what Reynolds brings to Deadpool. Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Gina Carano, Leslie Uggams and Stefan Kapicic round out this cast of Deadpool and I hope they all bring new dimensions to this film and this character because it sounds as though Deadpool could be a springboard for something greater.

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