“Deadpool” opens in theaters this week. Ryan Reynolds co-stars opposite Morena Baccarin in the Marvel movie. Reynolds plays the quippy anti-hero with glee. Honestly, it may be my favorite superhero movie of all time. It’s raunchy, funny and smart. Those are NOT words I generally use to describe a superhero movie. Full review to come.
Based on Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, “Deadpool” tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds). After being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, he adopts the alter ego Deadpool.
RYAN REYNOLDS AS THE MARVEL ANTI-HERO WITH A TWISTED SENSE OF HUMOR
Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. But ironically, also saved it. Go figure. Take a look at the trailer.
DEADPOOL – NOT FOR KIDS!
Directed by Tim Miller, this fun Marvel movie also stars Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller and Gina Carano. It’s not for kids, though. It’s rated R for strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity. Yep, not for kids.
MORENA BACCARIN IN DEADPOOL – INSPIRED CASTING
I’m not sure who chose Morena Baccarin to play his love interest, but it’s completely inspired. Her “Deadpool” character is so completely different from her character on “Homeland,” and I loved every scene with her and Ryan Reynolds. And most of them were pretty raunchy, so that’s saying something.
T.J. Miller is also the perfect person to play his sidekick. I’m not too familiar with his work, but after seeing him in this movie, I want to go back and watch him on HBO’s “Silicon Valley.”
“Silicon Valley” is inspired by co-creator Mike Judge’s experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the 1980s. It follows the misadventures of introverted computer programmer Richard and his brainy friends as they attempt to strike it rich in a high-tech gold rush. They live together in a Bay Area startup incubator loosely run by self-satisfied dot-com millionaire Erlich, who lets them stay in his house rent-free in exchange for a stake in the projects they invent there.