Okay I know I was late to the game on this one but here you go… over the break i finally got around to watching both, Deadpool and Avengers Civil War, for the first time… I know I know!
Deadpool was enjoyable because it knew it was awesome. Like Kick Ass, it had that “super heroes are ridiculous” quality to it that played into the audiences expectations and subverted them. The scene when Deadpool cuts off his hand to free himself from the handcuffs and leaves behind a severed middle finger… perfectly sums up the tone of the film, and I laughed. Now meta films like this can get old really fast, so we’ll see how well it ages in time, but it’s obvious there’s going to be more R rated shenanigans from now on.
Civil War was better than Ultron. The fights felt very routine, because we’ve been seeing the same fight over and over for 20 years. However the final fight with Captain America and the Winter Soldier vs. Iron Man was fucking great. For once in the entire franchise this fight really mattered. It was emotionally charged and was more epic then the biggest explosions and spectacle that proceeded it. That sequence alone delivered the goods. Ant man and Spider man we’re also great and brought much needed levity to the drama. After this film though, I’m not sure the “who are you?” Ant man joke will work anymore. Now I look forward to Spiderman Homecoming and Logan.
Other comic book movies I’ve not gotten around to seeing include: dr. Strange, xmen apocalypse, Batman V Superman, man of steel, Suicide Squad, the Amazing spiderman films, fantastic four reboot, iron man 3, the new sin city, kick ass 2… THERE’S SO MANY!