First Hit: I enjoyed this tongue-in-cheek somewhat bizarre film.
I know that most of the reviews of this film where not positive, however I was amused and enjoyed the quirkiness of this story and film.
Was this story improbable? Yes, and so what. Most films are improbable. But what works for this film was that Ryan Reynolds was a perfect fit as Wade/Deadpool. As Wade, he’s sort of an enforcer of wrongs done by people and he gets paid for it. He's funny and serious at the same time.
The film does not do a good job giving the audience a background of where these jobs come from nor does it do well in setting the whole group of people who do this sort of work. However, get past this and enjoy. They gather in this bar run by Weasel (T.J. Miller).
Here Wade meets Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), and falls in love. They totally “get” each other and it changes his life for the better. He then finds out he has cancer and is going to die. He takes one final chance to heal himself by an evil scientist, Ajax (Ed Skrein) who promises that he will alter his DNA to heal him of his disease. However, there will be unknown side effects and in the case of Wade, now "Deadpool", it is that he cannot be killed and his skin becomes disfigured.
He doesn’t believe Vanessa will love him with his new look so he’s bound and determined to get back at Ajax. This is the story: How does he let his love know he’s still alive? How does he get revenge on Ajax? And finally how does he live the rest of his life?
This film uses special effects to its advantage and the best part is Reynolds. He’s self-effacing, brash, and funny.
Reynolds is really good and I cannot think of another actor that would have been able to pull this off as well as Reynolds. Miller was great as the bar owner. He is great as Reynolds friend and confidant. Baccarin was perfect as Reynolds lover and wife. She’s just as quirky and strong and holds up her end of their relationship seamlessly. Skrein was strong as the evil doer. He carries this persona with clarity. Brianna Hildebrand as the Negasonic Teenage Warhead was good. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote a quirky odd story that, for me, worked. Tim Miller did a wonderful job of getting the most out of this odd story through his direction.
Overall: I liked and enjoyed the oddities of this film.