As a Marvel fan, I make it my job to keep up to date with everything Marvel related (With the exception of select X-men movies that I have not seen). When I talked to people about the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), the movie Deadpool almost always came up, and I would always need to say I hadn't seen it yet due to it coming out when I was 12, and let me tell you, 12 years olds should not be watching this movie. But 18 year olds like myself can, so that is what I spent a night over February break watching.
Deadpool follows Wade Wilson, an assassin who just met the love of his life and has everything he could have had wanted. Unfortunately, Wade is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, putting his life on hold. Wade signs up for an experimental treatment to cure his cancer to make sure he can stay with his girlfriend and the life they made. Much to his dismay, Wade becomes horribly disfigured and gains the ability to accelerate healing, curing his cancer in the process. Wade sets out to kill the man who made him the way he is, while also fighting with himself about what his girlfriend would think of him now that he is disfigured. If that backstory was too long to read, let me reassure you that that is the only downside of this movie. The extended background is necessary to the plot, but is a little too much at times. I found myself getting a little bored sitting through backstory, but other than that, this movie is such a fun ride. I laughed at the jokes I already knew of due to spoilers, and laughed really hard to jokes I did not know. The movie is very self aware and loves to make fun of it. Deadpool breaks the forth wall multiple times, and every time is hilarious. This role was made for Ryan Renolds, and his delivery on lines is perfect and, once again, hilarious. Deadpool will go down as the R-Rated Marvel movie that could and should exist. Rating: 9/10