During my Fine Arts Appreciation class we were asked to write a review, a critique and a theory about a movie that released during the time frame of our semester. The only movie I had time to see this semester happened to be Deadpool, so this is my twisted review of said movie. At least it’s not boring or typical.
Deadpool is a typical love story, with heartthrob Ryan Reynolds playing the part of the down and out protagonist Wade and Morena Baccarin playing the part of the love of his life Vanessa. After being diagnosed with cancer, Wade tries to save Vanessa from the pain and suffering by leaving her to pursue a very aggressive form of chemotherapy. Through the course of the aggressive chemotherapy the film’s antagonist Frances cures Wade’s terminal case of cancer, but leaves him horribly disfigured. Fearing Vanessa’s rejection, Wade turns his frustration to vengeful pursuits of the man he holds responsible. In an attempt to compel Wade to see reason, Frances kidnaps Vanessa necessitating a confrontation between himself and our beloved star Ryan Reynolds. This forces him to see that his long lost love Vanessa still loves him, regardless of his horrible disfiguration and they live happily ever after.
Deadpool is a screen adaptation of the comic books of the same name written by co-authors Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza for Marvel Comics. It was adapted for the screen by writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film was directed by Tim Miller, and released on February 12, 2016 just in time for Valentine’s Day big movie date night. It is a story with action enough for the boys and a love story reminiscent of An Affair to Remember for all the true romantics, a story where love conquers all. Instead of Cary Grant finding out that, Debra Kerr’s character cannot get up because she is disabled…Vanessa finds out that Wade didn’t come home because he was disfigured and scared of rejection…but they all still love each other in the end.