The first comic book movie of the year... and it's a doozy!
Also, to try and get stuff out on a slightly more timely manner, I'm going to start doing shorter reviews a bit more often. Especially for those films that all but review themselves.
After being solidly burned by both Green Lantern and X-Men: Origins - Wolverine, Ryan Reynolds finally has a decent comic book movie franchise to call his own. It couldn't be a more perfect fit as Reynolds is clearly having an absolute blast playing our potty-mouthed, fourth-wall-breaking anti-hero and for all the great work that writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (both of Zombieland fame) and newcomer director Tim Miller do here in bringing the Merc with a Mouth to the screen, this is Reynold's film all the way. He has some top notch support from Morena Baccarin as Deadpool's almost-as-fun and significantly sexier Vanessa and T.J. Miller very funny best friend/ bartender, Weasel but, unfortunately, the villains played by Ed Skreen and a terribly wasted Gina Carano leave much to be desired.
Violent, laugh-out-loud funny, irreverent and more than slightly nuts, Deadpool is everything that fans have been waiting for and, as Marvel's first R-rated smash, it looks to set the company in a new, more adult direction for at least some of their films. It ain't Kick Ass but if you're looking for a funny, demented twist on the old superhero formula then Deadpool is most definitely your (horribly scarred) man.