Time for a stupid question, is there anybody out there who hasn’t watched Deadpool? Well, is there anyone out there other than my dad, who didn’t watch it? Even he intended to see it, until he learned it was not in fact the sixth installment of the Dirty Harry franchise. So is there anyone who actually knows how to use the internet, that didn’t see it? I didn’t think so.
Well, humor me for a second. Maybe you live under a rock and don’t know who Deadpool is? Or maybe, unlike me, you actually care other people – and spent your Valentine’s Day catering to them instead of sitting through a certain comic book flick with your man crush Ryan Reynolds for the third time. Either way, instead of wasting your time (and more importantly mine), I am going to provide the top reasons why you should have seen Deadpool. Or possibly, why you should see it again.
The first reason Deadpool is nothing like the “previous attempt” at Deadpool. Any dedicated comic book fan, would rather spend a frigid weekend at the Weapons X facility than relive the ending of Wolverine Origins. This film is nothing like that… in any way. One of the fatal flaws was of the original, was to sew the lips of the self-titled “merc with the mouth” shut.
As a comic book fan, I am often torn when presented with an origin story. On one hand; it is great to witness the birth of characters I love; and painful when revisionists attempts to reinvent them. Yes, I had issues with the accuracy of Wade’s origins – and the origins of other peripheral characters like Ajax and Angle Dust – but for the most part these were tolerable and entertaining.