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Deadpool – Movie Review

Ex-Special Forces Agent, Wade Wilson, becomes the smart-mouth mutant mercenary, Deadpool. Deadpool first appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and at that point he becomes a silent villain. Ryan Reynolds proves in Deadpool, that maybe the original creators were right, and you should base the characters on the source material.

Release Date: February 12, 2016
Writer: Rhett Reese, Paul Wenick
Director: Tim Miller
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller

Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is an Ex-Special Forces Agent, who earns money today as a hired gun doing favors for the weak and not-so-innocent. On one special job, Wilson runs into the beautiful and equally tough, Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) and they quickly “hit-it-off.” By “hit-it-off,” I mean they have sex right away, which then leads into a sequence of sex through the holidays.

In the film’s early moments of Wilson breaking the proverbial fourth wall and talks to the audience, he keenly points out that a no movie can end on a minute of happiness. Soon Wilson is diagnosed with cancer in his lungs, brain, and any place cancer can exist. Not wanting to have Vanessa watch his slow and painful deterioration, Wilson enlists the help of Ajax, who has found a way of awakening dormant mutant cells through a series of near lethal injections and torture.

After weeks of torture, Ajax brings Wilson to the point of death, and this is when Deadpool is born. Deadpool’s new power is the ability to heal rapidly and regenerate, but the treatment disfigured Wilson’s normal appearance. He looks like a monster.

Soon, we find out that Ajax is not healing people of diseases, but, in fact, creating an army of mutants who will become the slaves of the highest bidder. After burning down the lab facilities, Wilson goes on the hunt for Ajax, who he believes can heal him. He hides from Vanessa because he can’t let her see him in this state and also serves as his protector.

Simply put, this movie is a Deadpool movie. It is incredible to see how much research the filmmakers put into studying and ultimately realizing the comic book Deadpool on the big screen. The costume is one of the best comic book replications in movies today, and the tone and attitude of Deadpool is dead on (pun intended).

Everything in this movie serves as a showcase of Deadpool. This movie is to show the world, who this Deadpool guy is and why everyone thinks he’s cool. He’s cool because he doesn’t care about anything but himself. He has a small conscience and loves Vanessa dearly. He’s self-aware and says everything everyone is thinking. You can take away the entire plot because it’s unnecessary. This movie is a showcase of everything great about the original Rob Liefeld character.

The film is brutally violent throughout the entire film. The film uses incredibly raunchy language throughout the entire film. The film is hilarious throughout the entire film. There are several great performances. Morena Baccarin as Vanessa is beautiful, sexy and can hold her own against any criminal. Stefan Kapicic is the voice of Colossus, a CGI version of the popular character, but true to the original X-men character. His fight scene with Deadpool is gruesome and hilarious, which leads to an incredibly funny scene with veteran actress Leslie Uggams. Brianna Hildebrand shines as Negasonic Teenage Warhead. She is all hero and all teenager. Let’s not forget T.J. Miller as Weasel, the only friend Deadpool has in the world, even though he has Wilson on his Death Pool.

You are not going to watch Deadpool because it has an awesome story. You are going to see Ryan Reynold’s portray the perfect Wade Wilson/Deadpool and show that a rated-R superhero movie can be successful as a film and successful at the box office.

Original Sin – Marvel Event Press Conference

Marvel Comics recently held a press conference about the next big Marvel Events – Original Sin. The press conference featured writer Jason Aaron and Senior Marvel Editor Tom Brevoort.

What is Original Sin?

Original sin is an eight issue comic book event spanning the entire Marvel Universe. Writer Aaron describes it as a murder mystery that spans the entire Marvel Universe. Unlike past Marvel Events, Original Sin is not a cosmic event where world collide, but it’s an event that will touch every mainstream Marvel character in a deeply personal and emotion way.

Original Sin Issue 1 starts on the moon where the Watcher, Uatu, is found dead and discovered by Thor. When Captain America, original Nick Fury and the Avengers arrive, they discover that Alien technology has been stolen and the eyes of the Watcher have been removed and stolen as well.

What the eyes of the Watcher store are every secret and skeleton in the Marvel Universe and the killer will reveal these secrets in a giant bomb of information. Brevoort describes is as the worst secret held by TSA and TMZ. Watch exactly did the Watcher see and witness over the years.

Issue 2 ignites an explosion of information and its revelations will have a profound impact on everyone.

The eight issues of Original Sin will solve the murder mystery of “Who Killed the Watcher.” Who has the eyes? Why does he/she want all these secret exposed?  It is one complete story and you do not have to read the tie-ins.

There will be two teams of investigators. The public team will consist of Captain America, Nick Fury and the Avengers. They will follow the clues from the deepest caverns of earth to the far reaches of the cosmos, as well as a trip to alternate universes.

While the public follows the Avengers, there will also be secret team of investigators. Unlikely heroes will pair up including: Emma frost and Ant-Man, Winter Soldier and Gamora, Dr. Strange and Punisher. Who dares team-up with Deadpool?

What will happen in the tie-ins?

While the 8-issue core story attempts to solve the murder. The tie-in books will involve the repercussions of his secrets revealed. Every major character will have to face the question, what happens when your worst secret is revealed. The revelations of these secrets will change the life of every Marvel characters in a drastic way. It may change the way characters relate and feel about themselves and one another going forward.

For example, Captain America will learn that someone close to him has tampered with his memories and he doesn’t know who it is. Spider-man learns that someone else was bit by the same spider-man at the lab from issue 1. The identity of this character will be revealed and takes us on a journey to the very beginning of Spider-Man.

Thor, who discovers the Watcher’s body, his secret will impact not only his own book but the Loki series as well. Other stories include Nova, Fantastic Four and Deadpool. No mainstay will be left untouched.

Other revelations

Regarding Nick Fury, now that his son is taking more of a prominent role in S.H.I.E.L.D., Will this this be a swan song for the old Nick Fury? Breevort cryptically says if you want to feel this way, then feel this way.

The story of Original Sin has been floating around the Marvel offices since Fear Itself. When delving into the deepest, darketest secrets of the Marvel universe, editors had a concern that they might break a character too much. But that’s what makes compelling storytelling, creators were encouraged to head into dangerous territory and attack the core of who they are and what makes them who they are.

What secrets would be revealed? They were all discussed during the Marvel Retreats. It was up to creative team to give Aaron what secret they wanted revealed.

Watcher’s family will be addressed in Mighty Avengers tie-In.

Expect a big fight in issue 1 and another in issue 2.

8 issues twice a month from May to August, plus a zero issue about the Watcher and Nova by Mark Wade and Jim Cheung. It will reveal secrets about the Watcher and Nova perfect for anyone not familiar with the Watcher.

Why kill the Watcher? It was a compelling way to reveal the deepest darkest secrets of the Marvel Universe. There are two eyes and they will both come into play.
Issue #1 will have 8 variant covers from the best artist at Marvel.

ORIGINAL SIN #4 – Variant Cover by BUTCH GUICE
ORIGINAL SIN #6 – Variant Cover by PAUL RENAUD
ORIGINAL SIN #7 – Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE
ORIGINAL SIN #8 – Variant Cover by JUNG-SIK AKN