DEADPOOL : WHY SHOULD I WATCH IT?

You have any idea how hard it is to find a joint that’ll serve a guy in a mask and bandolier? They won’t even let me into Taco Bell!

This is Deadpool. As per Marvel’s description, Deadpool possesses a superhuman healing factor and can regrow severed limbs or vital organs. He got these powers derived from Wolverine (we all know him well). He prefers hand to hand combat and is trained in multiple unarmed combat techniques. A master assassin, excellent marksman and his agility and reflexes have been enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural limits of the human body. Deadpool is effectively immortal although he has died several times.

All this sounds boring because these types of powers are there in every other superhero. I am not interested in these. What makes him different? What compelled Marvel to give him an independent superhero series? He appeared first in The New Mutants in 1991, hired by Tolliver to attack Cable and The New Mutants. According to the creator-writer Fabian Nicieza, his artist  Rob Liefeld came up with the characters visual design and name and Nicieza himself came up with the character’s speech mannerisms. The real name of the character, Wade Wilson was given as an inside joke of being related to Slade Wilson, Deathstroke (Rob Liefeld is a fan of Teen Titans comics).

These are the background facts but no answer to what makes him different or even interesting. The answer to this is that he is wild, mentally unstable, and unpredictable, has a humorous bend and schizophrenic tendencies. He was introduced as a villain or it would be better to say as a guest villain in different Marvel Comics such as The Avengers, Daredevil and Heroes for Hire. (remember Ryan Reynolds in the X-Men Origins).

Yet I am not convinced. Why should I bother to watch another superhero movie with more super villains and unbelievable action scenes? Now I will tell you the most interesting fact about Deadpool. It is very interesting to know that Deadpool knows that he is a fictional comic book character and often has conversations with his two internal monologues; he breaks the “Fourth Wall”. Fourth Wall is the imaginary wall at the front of the stage that separates the two world; the play’s and the audiences’. It is simply the frame through which the audience watches the drama. In a traditional setup, these two worlds are considered different and do not communicate with each other. The term was used by Moliere and concept is attributed to philosopher and dramatist Denis Diderot. In simple words, I would say that Deadpool talks to his audiences. This is used to create humor and this humorous effect differentiates Deadpool from other superheroes.  He is known for his talkative nature and has been nicknamed “Merc with a Mouth”.

I eat the uncertainty principle for breakfast. I was born the original loose cannon. — and I am one unpredictable feather-pluckin’ walrus! Koo-koo-ka-freakin’-choo!

Yes! This is Deadpool.

Here is another one,

Excuse me, sir? I represent the Canadian Ex-boy scouts Association, and it’s time or our annual blood drive!

So, what we have finally got is an antihero who is a wild, mentally unstable and unpredictable mercenary with a dark randomness to his actions, a humorous bend, schizophrenic tendencies, and a suicidal personal outlook with his Fourth wall breaking quips. Now, this sounds interesting. Doesn’t it?

So wait for 2 more days and you will come to know him personally because he will definitely be breaking the Fourth to talk to you.

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DEADPOOL

DIRECTED BY TIM MILLER
PRODUCED BY LAUREN SHULER DONNER, SIMON KINBERG, RYAN REYNOLDS
SCREENPLAY PAUL WERNICK, RHETT REESE
STARRING RYAN REYNOLDS, MORENA BACCARIN, ED SKREIN, T. J. MILLER, GINA CARANO

 

 

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