Deadpool 2 feels like Fox’s Apology

Deadpool 2 is a crass, immature, sometimes vulgar movie which also happens to have a huge amount of heart to it. Quietly, I felt that a lot of the reason the first Deadpool was so successful was because of how unexpected it was: a fresh take on the genre that also wanted to rip it down. Going into the sequel, I was always kind of worried that Deadpool 2 would be a lazy, more of the same, kind of movie. I’m happy to say I was wrong.

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My expectations of 2018’s Superhero movies

With me making the rather bold statement recently that I’m getting a little bored with there being so many Superhero movies each year. I thought I’d put my apathy to the test and see just how done I seem to think I might be when it comes to watching these movies. I’ve looked up all of the live action movies coming out this year based on Marvel Comic book characters, and the single one DC is putting out. I’ve gone against my personal rule of trying to avoid as much information about these movies as possible and read every synopsis and watched every available trailer for them.

I’m going to be listing them in the order they’re due to come out throughout this year. And I’ll just give my honest feelings about where In sit with them right now. But if my lack of enthusiasm for Thor and Guardians 2 last year is anything to go by, I’m going to be a mostly unimpressed chap I think.

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Wooderon’s Best Movies of 2017: #10 – #6

I didn’t see anywhere near as many movies in 2017 as I did the year prior.I don’t know, maybe I spent so much time in a cinema in 2016 that I burned myself out on the experience a little. I still endeavour to go back and see the things I’ve missed out on, but there is only so much time and Dunkirk is, what, like a 70 hour movie? It feels like that anyway.

Because I always seem to want to do this to myself, I end up getting my game lists polished off and posted on time and never manage to finish my movie one. So I’m going to split this one into two halves this time to get them out in a slightly more timely manner. And in case you couldn’t tell I’m especially burned out on writing intros to lists and I’m just padding this out as much as I can so there’s a decent amount of text before the line break.

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The Lack of respect for the emerging mainstream

I am getting a little bit fed up with seeing beloved pieces of my childhood disregarded in the media, vilified by the news and abused by cinema. I thought we would be past this by now. “Nerd Culture” is so widespread now that there isn’t anybody it doesn’t touch anymore, and yet we continue to see dated viewpoints and a lack of basic respect for a culture that is fast becoming the dominant one.

I’m not claiming that mainstream media needs to respect all the things I like, but it needs to take a look at itself and update its attitude towards certain subjects. Time magazine, a publication that, like many, refuses to drag itself out of the mindset of 30 years ago has featured Palmer Luckey, creator of the Oculus Rift on its cover in a way that the collective internet has interpreted as ridicule.

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