7 best Deadpool moments, ranked

This is my casual love letter to Ryan Reynolds (and his portrayal of Deadpool) as we relive some of Deadpool's absolute best moments on the big screen as well as in comics.

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool/Wade Wilson in Marvel Studios' DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2024 20th Century Studios / © and ™ 2024 MARVEL.
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool/Wade Wilson in Marvel Studios' DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2024 20th Century Studios / © and ™ 2024 MARVEL. /
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1. The bridge scene (Deadpool)

The bridge scene in the 2016 Deadpool, a cinematic ballet of bullets, banter, and a touch of the bizarre, serves as the quintessential Deadpool moment.

Imagine our red-and-black clad antihero perched atop a highway overpass, as nonchalant about the upcoming carnage as one might be about a stroll in the park. You don't have to imagine it at all - this scene blesses us with all of that. This scene isn't just an action sequence; it's a love letter to the essence of Deadpool himself. Here, he effortlessly combines slicing through bad guys with the precision of a Michelin-star chef while delivering one-liners that could make a stand-up comedian weep with envy.

Honestly, It’s as if the gods of Mayhem and Mirth had a baby, and they named him Deadpool. His approach to combat is less like traditional heroism and more like a performance art piece titled, "How to Dismantle an Armed Convoy with Style, Pizzazz, and a Smidge of Psychopathy."

But what truly elevates this bridge scene to legendary status isn't just the ballet of violence or the stream of quips that could fill a quotable calendar. It's the way Deadpool interacts with his environment and the audience, breaking the fourth wall as if it were made of wet tissue paper. At that moment, Deadpool isn't just fighting Ajax's pals - he's inviting us into his world, offering a seat at the table of his madness. He counts bullets as casually as one might count sheep, turning a moment of potential suspense into a comedic countdown. This scene distills the essence of Deadpool: it's not just about the fight; it's about the journey, the style, the laugh-out-loud defiance of norms.

And let's not forget the moment he forgets his bag of guns, highlighting his human side amidst the superhuman chaos. It’s Deadpool in a microcosm: chaotic, hilarious, and uniquely self-aware, making it one of his best moments on screen.

As we all sit here, waiting for June to approach so we can get some more of Deadpool and his bestie Wolverine, let's celebrate Deadpool for existing and making us laugh and feel like we're all accepted just the way we are.

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