Arts, Entertainment & Media

Deadpool. Time for a new type of ‘superhero’?


Deadpool. Image: Theatrical release poster

From the title sequence you know this isn’t going to be your average superhero movie.

The graphics engage the audience with the original comic book and rather than naming the director and actors they are billed as satirical one-liners.

The fight scenes and the language give it a feel of an X-Men/Kick-Ass mash-up.

Deadpool may find it difficult to exist in the clean cut world of the other X-Men.

This issue has been discussed by the screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese

Deadpool is much more human than other superheroes.

He connects to the audience on issues that we can identify with- illness, loss,the fear of death.

Rather than being seen through the scope of an ‘other worldly’ being.


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