What We Can Learn from Deadpool

Ever since this blog’s inception, I wanted to write a post about the R-rated superhero flick, Deadpool, coming to theaters this weekend. I wanted to give my reasons for not seeing the movie, how we should take active measures to not promote it, and how it is unethical and un-Christian to see such garbage.

Then I realized that FOX wouldn’t like that. I’m here to give opinions, not poke dragons. This is me, trying to be positive about the Pool.

What good is there to say about him? He’s raunchy, he’s rude, he prefers Desert Eagles over discussion and katanas over kindness. He is textbook anti-hero, emphasis on the “anti”, and he doesn’t plan on changing anytime soon.

And neither do the writers of his movie. There was a petition recently for FOX to simultaneously release a PG-13 version of Deadpool with the R version.  The petition reached the ears of a few people, including lead actor Ryan Reynolds, and they all replied with something to the effect of, “Not gonna happen.”  Deadpool, in comic form, had a few words to say on the subject, as shown below.

Deadpool Comic

For being jocular and as “un-serious” as one can get, D-Piddy has a point. His movie is for adults, not kids, and he wants us to know that. I think it’s commendable that steps are being taken to say, “Don’t take your kids to this movie! It’s rated R for a reason!”

The Deadpool shown here makes a point when he says that kid-friendliness is “what the Avengers are for.” Last year (2015), we got two Marvel superhero movies, and we have at least four more lined up for this year, if you include DC’s contributions to the genre. In scripture, we are commanded to “be content with what you have” (Hebrews 13:5) and “be thankful” (Colossians 3:15). Maybe we should be content with what Iron Man, Spider-man, and Batman have to offer.

Still, I’m not seeing Deadpool this weekend. I can wait for Captain America: Civil War.



Also, credit goes where credit is due. This is where I found the photo: http://moviepilot.com/posts/3741083

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2 thoughts on “What We Can Learn from Deadpool

  1. I like your objective perspective on this. We cannot change the original story just so it conforms to what we want. Deadpool is the character he is because that’s how they wrote him! He does not need to become family-friendly just because that is what we prefer. If we don’t want to see R-rated movies, no one is forcing us to go.


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