Deadpool movie stays true to comic

Parents, however, should just say no to bringing the little ones



The movie is lots of fun, but violent

Joshua Rutland, Staff Writer

Recently I went to see the new smash-hit action movie, Deadpool. As someone who reads the comics, I can say it was a faithful adaptation. It is not, however, for the faint of heart. The film boasts a firm R rating, and it should not be taken lightly. Parents, pay attention! Do NOT take your kids to this movie!

With that out of the way, let’s talk about the actual film itself. This is by far the most accurate depiction of a comic book character I have ever seen. The film is riddled with katana combat, well timed (albeit crude) jokes, and even an epic gun battle in the beginning. Ryan Reynolds portrays Deadpool with 100% accuracy, right down to consistently breaking the fourth wall for the sake of addressing the audience.

Not only do we get a great Deadpool performance, we also see the first truly accurate portrayal of X-Men fan favorite Colossus. The movie even introduces a new X-Mutant, the young and oh so stereotypical teenage girl who operates under the alias of Negasonic Teenage Warhead. She uses her explosive powers to launch one of the main antagonists across the battlefield after the same enemy defeats Colossus.

The special effects department truly outdid themselves this time. Everything down to the gore and gunplay looks real and is rendered in excruciating detail. Colossus’s metallic skin looks like a moving, silvery flesh. Deadpool’s bullet wounds and broken bones even look real. Effects like that cannot be cheap to create.

All in all, the movie was fantastic. I would definitely go see it again, and I plan to. It’s a fantastically humorous film with tons of fan service and references. There’s even a well executed love story for you love-birds out there. I highly recommend it.