Film preview: DEADPOOL (15)

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The buzz is off the chain for this crude and comedy-laden superhero movie featuring Ryan Reynolds as the ‘Merc with a Mouth’.

The film’s publicity has all been about the ‘shock factor’ with its R-rated material being highlighted through multiple trailers and posters – as Reynolds reprises the role he briefly played in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

But this time he takes the beloved character to the extreme, as Reynolds’ former Special Forces operative-turned-mercenary Wade Wilson is double-crossed by a rogue experiment – that was meant to cure his cancer – and is left for dead.

Fortunately it does leave him with accelerated healing powers and enhanced abilities, and after adopting the alter ego Deadpool looks to hunt down the man – Ed Skrein’s (Transporter: Refuelled) Ajax – who nearly destroyed his life, with the aid of fellow X-Men Copycat (Morena Baccarin) and Colossus (Stefan Kapicic).

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