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Saw this last Monday as the featured poster at my local theater. An instant new favorite for me, but will what is almost certain to be seen as profane, while sporting another probable "R" rating, cut into the box office? Not on my account. If I'd seen this anywhere else I'd have thought it was a joke. Opens May 18.
It's mildly amusing if you understand the references but "heretical" art in general was already passe a decade ago in the West. Even religious folk barely get riled up by this stuff anymore. It seems strangely out of touch for Deadpool's usually "hip" marketing. Sorry to disagree.
law wrote:It's mildly amusing if you understand the references but "heretical" art in general was already passe a decade ago in the West. Even religious folk barely get riled up by this stuff anymore. It seems strangely out of touch for Deadpool's usually "hip" marketing. Sorry to disagree.
Really. Have you looked at Facebook or Google images lately? It's wall-to-wall with heretical, satirical and radical "art", which covers the spectrum from the profound to the profane. This particular poster's only fault is that it uses mixed references. The work being "hereticized" is of Adam and God, while the Second Coming is a reference to Jesus. Yes, the artistic reference may be obscure for some, which ignorance may keep the knee-jerkers from their usual overreaction. But if they'd had Deadpool with a halo and wings coming in clouds of glory, I daresay the reaction would have been immediate. Now if they'd really wanted to tap the heresy theme to get attention, they could have had Deadpool as the Jewish messiah under a Star of David with "In Hoc Signo", clashing with Mohamed on horseback complete with scimitar, turban and a bevy of his cheering concubines in the background--titled Deadpool: the second Jihad. If you think that heresy is really passé, I believe you have a second think coming.
coffee wrote:Admittedly, İ liked that teddy bear more than anything on the poster.
IDK, perhaps my cynicism has faded over time more than I care to admit, relatively speaking (sigh).