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As Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds goes all-out as The Irreverent One, shooting off one-liners with wild abandon and mocking everyone and everything in sight. After undergoing torture and a variety of other unsavoury treatments, his character is horribly disfigured while undergoing the transformation to Deadpool. He loses his good looks but not his sense of humour.

Marvel antihero is dead in the water

Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool is the new clown prince of the superhero genre but the characterisation and plot lack heft.
Feb 12, 2016 5:50 AM

SAYS the refreshingly brash, uncontrollably potty-mouth-ed and irritatingly smug mutant mercenary whose origins story bursts to glorious, mother-(expletive deleted) life in the film that bears his name: "I may be super, but I'm no hero."

By the end of Deadpool viewers will have witnessed