I’ll start out with the review of Deadpool and then move on to the psychology aspect. I have to say that I really enjoyed this film, the Avengers movies whilst great, have the tendency to rehash the same problems even with the same movie, going from fight scene to debriefing and back again before the final battle. Deadpool is the opposite of this, and would be best described as ‘all killer, no filler’ Deadpool treated the audience as an adult audience, not directing itself towards the mid end of the M-rating scale, which is perfect for teenagers and older children, the scale that seems to be ripe for the picking for a marketing segment that screams money and merch. Funnily enough, Deadpool has smashed all the records for returns to superhero movies of recent times, and looks that it will be very hard to beat as the highest earner of 2016.
The swearing, the crass humour and the sex all had their place, it wasn’t just thrown in there for the sake of it. Even the fact that the movie was non-linear, bouncing between past and present was not frustrating and well controlled within the narrative of the movie. Overall, along with The Force Awakens and Fury Road, I would have to say that this was one of my favourite films of the last few years.