Hi all and welcome back! In this newest series of the breakdown we are going to explore the ultimate anti-heroes of modern film and to kick things off we will be looking at Deadpool.
Deadpool sees a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, thus adopting the alter ego Deadpool. In the strictest sense an anti-hero is considered to be the protagonist of the story who lacks conventional heroic qualities such as idealism, courage or morality. Instead often having darker personality traits. While this Ryan Reynolds rendition, may not be in the same league as some of the other additions in this series, it is clear from the get go that this is not your typical superhero movie by any standard. Our first sneak peek of this hero and Ryan Reynolds actually came briefly in X-Men Origins: Wolverine some 7 years earlier but the character has certainly evolved since then as has the story arcs that have been encompassed by the film. This is clearly evident not just by Deadpool himself but also the character profiles of those around him. Whether you like it or hate it Deadpool is definitely a movie that's filled with some hilarious superhero banter that will at the very least bring a smile to your face.
That's it for Part 1, stay posted for Part 2 and TTFN :)