Personal, subjective rankings with a short commentary.
Director: Tim Miller
Running Time: 108 minutes
My second most favorite 90-minute action movie is Deadpool. A comic book origin story short on running time and jam-packed with jokes, it follows the Merc with the Mouth through his paces. He kicks, punches, and kills anyone in his way on his quest to find Francis (aka Ajax), a mutant impervious to pain. Ryan Reynolds stars in then role he was born to play, alongside TJ Miller and Morena Baccarin. When Wade Wilson (Reynolds), a mercenary living in New York City, receives a cancer diagnosis, he searches high and low for a cure. Ajax (Ed Skrein) offers him a cure … at a price. The Faustian bargain will have dire consequences for all involved.
Car chases, shootouts, Blind Ed, and weapons-grade vulgarity round out this taut, tight action movie. Unlike other Big Two origin movies, it cuts the bloat and leaves the good stuff.
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