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This was originally published at The Edge SUSU on February 10th.
Given the immense hype surrounding Deadpool, you’d think that Fox could lazily churn out anything with his name attached to it and the public would be content. There was a palpable sense of relief felt by fans, after learning that the character was finally going to get proper big screen treatment after his…. curious handling in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. They’ve been waiting so long for the character to make an authentic cinematic début, that at this point they’re just happy to know that the film simply exists. It’s a pleasure to report then, that Deadpool is more than just a cynical cash-grab with the intention of exploiting optimistic fanboys. In fact, it seems to have been crafted with an extreme level of affection and reverence for the material. Continue reading