Director Tim Miller’s Deadpool has struck the Millennial funny bone with Ryan Reynolds playing the would-be superhero Deadpool, saved from terminal cancer, but hideously disfigured by a mutant (Ed Skein), for whom he searches, thinking his body, as well as his relationship with his fiancée (Morena Baccarin) can be restored.
For me, the reference laden script by Rhett Reece, Paul Wernick, Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld is sporadic, sometimes hitting and sometimes falling like a flaccid piece of meat.
The best scenes are those with Ms. Baccarin, who is an incomparable beauty. And, thankfully, the old adage of “always leave them laughing” is followed with an exciting, funny and fun-filled ending.
I give Deadpool a 4 out of 5.