Director: Tim Miller
Starring: Ryan Reynolds
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Rated: R (For strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity)
For those who are officially sick of superhero movies, “Deadpool” might be something of an antidote for you. For the superhero genre is starting to become this standard, interchangeable thing. We get at least a few of them a year. Most of them are part of larger universes that span multiple films. They are all meant to be somewhat kid friendly. They strive hard to get that very marketable PG-13 rating. I can tell you as someone who has to watch all these movies every year that writing about them becomes so very, very tedious. Now, after so many years of this we finally have a film that throws caution to the wind and decides it just doesn’t give a…well, you can finish that sentence however you’d like. It begins with a goofy style that does not care about convention or subtlety. In fact, the movie almost acts like a parody of its own existence. This isn’t the kind of action film you see very often.
Or maybe it’s a romance? Our lead character (Ryan Reynolds) seems to think so. At one point he even calls it a horror story. I’m going to state right now that this is a comedy. A raunchy comedy that is made purely for adults and in no circumstance should a kid be taken to this. It wears its R rating as a badge of honor. Deadpool cuts off heads, arms, shoots body parts open, and even cuts off his own hand so he doesn’t have to go to the principal’s office. He breaks the forth wall and speaks to the audience, complains about the films budget, and discusses the advantages of wearing spandex that is colored red as opposed to any other color(Hint: There’s a cheaper cleaning bill involved). Why, in the middle of a six car collision he has panics as he worries that he might have left the stove on. While he is about to be crushed by five cars!
Parents, there is over 100 curse words (most of them the f-word), bloody violence that includes stabbing and body disarmament, some graphic (but humorous) sex scenes that include female and male nudity, and countless crude comments. All very funny, all completely inappropriate for kids and teens. Recommended for ages 18 and up.