Deadpool is a film that, by all rights, shouldn’t even exist. The Marvel anti-hero — known for his foul mouth and cavalier approach to violence — made his big-screen debut (sort of) in 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a release that is universally considered the low point for Fox’s mutant franchise. In particular, its bastardization of fan-favorite Deadpool earned the wrath of fans everywhere. Yet, actor Ryan Reynolds remained attached to a solo film centering on a proper interpretation of the character’s backstory, and seven years later, we’re finally getting to see what The Merc with the Mouth was intended to be all along.
In the latest edition of Jumpcut, we turn our attention to the Oscar-nominated biopic The Danish Girl starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander for a three-minute spoiler-free review. Expect more of these quick film reviews in the near future, and don’t forget to subscribe to the Crooked Table YouTube channel for all the latest from CrookedTable.com!