A marvel of a Marvel anti hero or
maybe superhero, or perhaps simply a hero brought up in the man by the right
girl. Just let him be the hero he wants to be since anyway we know from the start
that he will get the girl he loves and that he will defeat his main enemy, even
kill him if necessary because she will forget his looks and only hear his
Romantic the way Hollywood likes it. Romantic and sexy, you
could even say obsessed and obsessively obsessed with his flesh at that. It
could have been an erotic film if he had not decided one day to live his life
and get on the way where he met the worst possible people and first of all that
demon Francis. I thought Francis was a Saint, but after all nothing proper in a
proper name that is not common in a way or other. And common he is that
A good séance of torturing to
heal a cancer that is un-healable and the whole story ends on the other side of
the divide between reason and insanity. His cancer is healed for sure, but he
lost his good looks and he went through a mutation that made him immortal, not
exactly in fact but unable to be killed, unable to die and the result is
quasi-immortality. For someone who just wanted a love affair with his girlfriend,
the cancer sauce and the hot chili peppers of a treatment made the future quite
He will get his vengeance and he
will recuperate his girl friend back but in the mean time half the city will
have been destroyed, dozens of bad guys will have been killed or maimed, what
was a disastrous building site will become a pitiful field of ruins. But our
Deadpool will have his girlfriend and his love story, slightly more than a
simple love affair, after all.
If you have a hormonal teenager
in you, that’s the film for you. If you have a liking for special effects, that’s
the film for you. If you like happy endings, that’s the film for you. Just let the
merry-go-round of the If clauses continue its circular route to the end of time.
But don’t come and tell me I did not warn you: it is not an intellectual and
social minded exploration of human life and society.
So have a good trip on the other
side of the looking glass.
Dr Jacques COULARDEAU