Review: Deadpool


Mary Liscum, Writer

On Friday, Feb. 12, Deadpool was available for the public to view. In just that one weekend, it grossed $132.7 million, surpassing the 2003 movie The Matrix Reloaded. So far, it has broken eight opening weekend records, and is in the running to beat more in the coming week.

Deadpool is about Wade Wilson, played by Ryan Reynolds, who was a former Special Forces operative but now works as a missionary. When evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms Wade into Deadpool, his world comes crashing down. Deadpool now has accelerated healing powers and a sick sense of humor. With some help from members of the X-Men, Deadpool hunts down the man who almost destroyed his life.

Since Deadpool came out on Friday, there have been multiple reviews about how it went.

Peter Travers of the Rolling Stones said “Still, Deadpool is party time for action junkies and Reynolds may just have found the role that makes his career.”

Ethan Sacks of the New York Daily News said “A superhero with a perverse sense of humor is out for revenge. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll bathe in blood.”

Alex Thompson, sr., and Zayla Mackrell, sr., both went to Deadpool on Valentines Day.

Thompson was surprised at the amount of detail that the producers put into it to be able to make it the movie that it is. Mackrell liked the opening scene the most and how they made it more of a comedic relief.

“The theater was constantly full of laughter,” Thompson said.

“There was a moderate amount of laughter… I think a lot of them were just in shock at specific points,” Mackrell said.

Both girls say that when they went the theaters were packed. Mackrell says there wasn’t a seat left open.

“Compared to most of the superhero movies in the past decade or whatever it was like the best and it’s also one of the best rated R movie in like probably a decade too.” said Mackrell.

Both Thompson and Mackrell both agree that they would go see Deadpool again and have recommended it to their friends.