Deadpool is the first superhero movie of 2016 and also the first R-Rated Marvel movie since 2008’s dud Punisher War-Zone, which means it is the riskier and biggest gamble so far from 20th Century Fox and Marvel. The character Deadpool was first seen on screen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and was also played by Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds has fought for over a decade to get this movie made that truly lives up to fan expectations. Deadpool is an over the top character from the Marvel comic books that is aware that he is a character in a movie/comic book. Due to this, he will often break the fourth wall to speak directly to the audience. He subverts the typical culture and universe that surrounds the characters that these movies portray, often times remarking on the previous X-Men entries. Thankfully with Reynolds partially manning the ship, we finally have the best version of this character on-screen so far, in this year's underdog movie that needs to be seen in theaters to be fully appreciated.

Wade Wilson (Deadpool) is played by Ryan Reynolds, an ex-mercenary who undergoes an experimental treatment to cure the cancer that is quickly killing him. The process gives him accelerated healing powers, allowing him to heal from gunshot wounds and re-grow severed limbs. However, the process leaves his body horribly disfigured and as a result, he wears a full body suit to hide his appearance. Reynolds performance may be obscured underneath the suit for most of the movie but he truly shines here in one of his best roles to date. It may be cliché to say that he was born to play this role, but I truly believe that he was the best fit for this character. This is the role of his lifetime even though he's hidden for most of the movie underneath a mask and costume, but the subtle use of CGI on the mask helps portray the expressions and the idea that he just stepped out of the comics. The movie really wouldn't have worked so well if he was without his signature costume.

From the onset there are few moments that aren't filled with Reynolds or others making quips or one-liners that hit more than they miss. The humor was everything that I wanted and more and it was at its best when he was making fun of the previous movies. For instance, Colossus tries to take him back to the Xavier mansion to talk to Professor X, in which Deadpool remarks "McAvoy or Stewart? These timelines are so confusing." It's in these moments that the writing really shines. It may be small in scope, which is mostly due to the budget, but it works perfectly because this is a character that wants to be acknowledged and noticed. Deadpool even goes so far to make remarks about the budgetary restrictions that are in place "which is why we only have two other X-Men in the movie."

The movie spends almost all of the time setting up the hero's, or in this case anti-hero's, origin story which means that we don't get too much background information on the villains. They are given little to do, other than to be hunted and chased, which is often one of the biggest problems of the comic book movies as a genre. In this case, the movie gets a pass because of how great everything else fits and works.

The movie offers a lot of fan service, mostly to correct some missteps of previous entries. The character Colossus is finally represented correctly on-screen as the 8-foot tall Russian-accented X-Men. It only took them 13 years to get his character right. Also, since they're setting up a "shared cinematic universe" with the X-Men movies and it would be great to see Deadpool pop up in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse film. It feels like 20th Century Fox is finally righting the previously rocking ship when it comes to their superhero entries. As I mentioned before, this is the underdog movie in this franchise, and it needs to do well to ensure that we are given riskier stories and characters in cinema, which is why I am highly recommending it to any fan or newcomer to comic movies.