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.