In Defense of “Deadpool”

Wow, I have happened to see quite a few reviews for Deadpool, and can’t help but notice that a lot of them are effectively calling this an average Marvel movie.

Granted, these are probably the same people who thought Ant-Man was going to completely suck, and were woefully wrong about that…

But I digress.

The point that I’m trying to make, and the one that a lot of reviewers haven’t seemed to really address, is that THIS ISN’T A MARVEL MOVIE!

At least, not in the sense that they want it to be a Marvel movie. This isn’t The Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor

Those movies were made by Marvel in conjunction with Disney, as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

As I pointed out in my Deadpool review last week, this movie is a Marvel movie in the same way that Fantastic Four are Marvel movies, or that the much-maligned X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a Marvel movie.

It’s a Fox production.

So, in a way, these critics are right, in that this isn’t like “other” Marvel movies.

But, Deadpool is, clearly, the best of the “non-Marvel” Marvel movies out there. Yes, that includes all of Saint Bryan Singer’s X-Men hits, and may even be better than the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse.

Deadpool is exactly what it is supposed to be: a non-hero having, profanity-laden, sexually aware, self-deprecating, 4th-wall breaking bit of Ryan Reynolds owning a movie role on par with Robert Downey, Jr as Tony Stark.

And it’s AWESOME.

So, back off, chill out, and enjoy your god-damned Valentine’s date movie.



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