Set in the X-Men universe, this is an origin story film for the funniest mutant around, Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds).
It’s the first feature for director Tim Miller, who was involved in the visual effects for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and it was written by the team behind Zombieland. It’s stylised, it’s got a dry and dark sense of humour, and it shows a tongue-in-cheek self-awareness which is missing from the more run-of-the-mill comic book movies.
Even the opening credits are hysterical. It’s not suitable for children, but definitely for everyone else!