Deadpool 2: What's a Joke Worth?

This article was originally published on May 19, 2018 on Cinephile's former website.


In my upbringing I was raised with an awareness that there's a time and a place for almost everything.  I was also raised to know there are certain things you never do.  In life boundaries are set in place for a reason.  We as intelligent beings can discern violations against nature, against each other and against our Creator.  When it comes to watching Deadpool, lines are crossed that should not be, especially for entertainment's sake.  


I knew going into the theater I would witness violence and language that would not be my cup of tea.  However, I did not go to watch the film expecting to hear so many blasphemous references to Jesus Christ; even to the point where Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds, refers to himself as lord.


The film would have been a really good experience without all the profane God mocking.  I watched my mom twist and turn in her seat, because she was so uncomfortable.  Don't get me wrong.  I am not an uptight Christian who gets her panties in a wad at everything people do or turn up my nose and think I am better.  I am simply thinking of the price that will be paid for such disrespect towards the Savior who died and also the people who believe in the sacrifice.  


As far as the story goes we witness Deadpool finally begin to care about others, sacrifice himself to show love and be a real friend to others, that mixed with 4th wall breaking and so much superhero (Marvel & DC) self-awareness, was made for a good time.


Some may read this and say, "jeez it was just a movie!"  I would counter and ask is it worth it for just a movie?  Believe it or not Christians do go to movies and we like to laugh and experience a good time just as much as anyone else.  We just take a moral road when doing so, or at least we are supposed to.  To the creative forces behind the Deadpoolmovie franchise, you may never read this blog or ever know of my existence, but I would challenge you to know your audience and know there are 2 billion Christians in the world.  We would love to go watch your film without feeling we have to repent after doing so. 


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