Why “Deadpool” Shouldn’t Be Nominated For An Academy Award

Note: This post contains graphic content.

Why Deadpool Should Be Nominated For A Handful Of Oscars

First:

If you think that I’m against Deadpool being nominated for an Academy Award because I hate blood and gore, here is a scene from one of my favorite movies:

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If you think that I’m against Deadpool being nominated for an Academy Award because of its language, here is one of the funniest scenes ever:

If you think that I’m against Deadpool being nominated for an Academy Award because of its nudity, this is one of my favorite pieces of art:

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If you think that I’m against Deadpool being nominated for an Academy Award because of its sexual content, here is a Bible verse:

The two will become one flesh.
~Mark 10:8

The reason I say this is:

I’m not against Deadpool being nominated for an Academy Award because I can’t handle, for example, violence or sex, in a movie. When it comes to content like that, I say “Fine!” as long as it isn’t gratuitous — as long as it serves a purpose.

And, in the case of Deadpool, I would say that the content does serve a purpose. From the very beginning to the very end, Deadpool knows exactly what it is: Sheer entertainment. It’s not trying to get you to think deeply. It just wants you to have fun.

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Ultimately, the character Deadpool is not my cup of tea. But, I understand why so many people like him. And as long as their enjoyment of Deadpool doesn’t harm themselves or others, I don’t see a problem with being a fan of him.

Different strokes for different folks.

The reason I don’t want Deadpool to be nominated for any Academy Award is:

Short answer:

Have our standards as a society gotten so low?

Long answer:

Ideally, the Academy celebrates art, not commerce.

We don’t live in an ideal world, which is why we have a movie like Big Hero 6 beating a movie like Song of the Sea for Best Animated Feature.

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My point is: The Academy Awards are supposed to be about celebrating what people need, not what people want.

To put it another way: The Academy Awards celebrate salad. Not ice cream.

And Deadpool is ice cream.

Ice cream is fine in moderation.

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But a lifetime of ingesting nothing but ice cream…

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…will do you more harm than good.

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And how does a lifetime of ice cream-eating start?

One way it starts is by the Health Department declaring that, in terms of nutrition, ice cream is on par with salad.

One more thing:

As someone who wants to see the Academy be more diverse, I don’t want “diversity” to mean “lowering the bar.”

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4 thoughts on “Why “Deadpool” Shouldn’t Be Nominated For An Academy Award

  1. I agree with you. Actually I didn’t even know “Deadpool” was being considered for an Academy Award until I saw this post and I was shocked. I was like “have our standards for everything dropped this low now?”

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