“Deadpool” is now my favorite comedy of all time



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Lucas Koprowski, News Editor

I’ve read “Deadpool” comics for the past couple of years now, and I have always loved the sense of humor that comes with this persona. The anti-hero assassin causing destruction and bloodshed fueled by his schizophrenic personalities stuck in his head translates perfectly onto the big screen.


Although the movie took away the voices in his head, it still gave the original story’s sense of humor justice. The slapstick dark and sarcastic comedy was on point throughout the film, and made the entire audience wail with laughter in every scene.


Although this is a Marvel film, from beginning to end the movie was crafted to make Deadpool a comedy piece rather than a straight action story. We have seen this from “Guardians of the Galaxy,” but this movie pushes the bar even further by making even the most grotesque scenes hilarious.  


Ryan Reynolds was a great choice for Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool, due to how well he personified the crazy personality of the invincible mercenary. He was able to shift Deadpool’s classic comedy style from absurdly uncomfortable before the powers were born to absolute insanity after he mutated into the blood-thirsty protagonist.


The best part about him is that he’s an anti-hero that didn’t want the power of invincibility in the first place. In both the comics and the movie, Wilson is diagnosed with terminal cancer that is ravaging his body. He and his girlfriend were looking for a clinic or doctor that might be able to cure him. One day, a man in a black suit came to Wilson at his place of work, a dive bar for mercenaries, and convinced him that he could be cured if he went through a new procedure.


He went through with the procedure, which was unknowingly torture and gene manipulating medication, and forced his body to mutate into an invincible freak, where his body made cells faster than the cancer could keep up throughout his system. The only catch was that the mutation made him look like an uglier version of  Freddy Krueger. The only difference between the comics and the film here is that he became schizophrenic after all of the torture in the comics.


Even though the humor carries the story and made the film great, there were a few quirks. The cinematography felt uninspired, with generic angles and a crotch shot every once in awhile. They could have utilized more playful camera angles that would have made the film even more enchanting to watch. Maybe the director, Tim Miller, should have taken a page from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” for this aspect of the film.


Also, other than Ryan Reynolds, the cast was pretty dry. Reynolds was the only A-List actor, and the X-Men included in the film were only recognizable if you have read the comics in the past. Deadpool has an intertwined relationship with a few Marvel characters and tons of X-Men throughout the comics, and the most comedic interactions in the comics are probably with Wolverine and Spider Man.


Of course, Hugh Jackman is an expensive piece to add to a budget, and the new Spider Man has yet to make an appearance in his first film, but if there were other characters it could have been even more enjoyable.


I absolutely loved this film. Of course, this outrageous movie has my weird sense of humor, and that’s what carries this film the full 108 minutes. It’s full of blood, body parts flying, nudity and of course raunchy comedy in a rated-R package. If you don’t like all of that, then go watch “How to be Single” or “Zoolander 2.”   


I already know I’m buying the extended cut Blu-Ray of this film once it comes out.