Movie breaks box office records

Will Conerly
Contributing Writer

"Deadpool" opened Feb. 12, and set the box-office record for the opening of an R-rated movie. Photo from
“Deadpool” opened Feb. 12, and set the box-office record for the opening of an R-rated movie. Photo from

Webster students have hit the theaters hard; many already have seen last month’s recently released production: “Deadpool.” This film was based on the Marvel comic’s character of the same name.

The main character, Wade Wilson, played by Ryan Reynolds, is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. A quick turn of events erupts when destructive scientist Ajax tortures Wilson and converts him into “Deadpool.”

The experiment leaves superhero- “Deadpool” with increased healing power. With help from allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead, “Deadpool” uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

This fantasy fiction film was released Feb. 12, and consumers hit the theaters hard. This currently is the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, having earned more than $610 million  worldwide.

This Tim Miller, directed film caught the attention of many students.

Pertaining to how the main character Wilson, engages with the audience, viewers seemed to enjoy it.

Senior Mike Rois said, “It was super funny; I liked the way it was set up and how it was based,”

During the movie, Deadpool talks directly to the audience, just like the marvel comic used to do. Reynolds was a huge fan of this comic growing up.

Before Wilson goes to the scientist to “get fixed,” Wilson meets Vanessa, who is played by Morena Baccarin, at a local bar and one year later Wilson proposes to her and she accepts, but he abruptly falls. Wade is diagnosed with terminal cancer, and though Vanessa remains by his side, he does not want her to watch him die. Then viewers know what happens….

This one hour and 45 minute film is sprinkled with irony, humor, violence, and drama. The overall feeling of this movie is not a must-see like the others, but if some want a few laughs and don’t have anything else to do with their time, this could be a good way to use it.

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