It's been pointed out that even the phrase "Oscar worthy" is problematic. Film critics and the Academy are too uptight about what is deemed a worthy contender for the Oscars. The contenders should be praised by both critics and fans—and there should be a wide array of diversity in genre and film types. Grow some more edge, Oscars. But it's all about the politics in Hollywood.
DEADPOOL not being "Oscar worthy" is exactly my point.
We've been trained to think a CERTAIN TYPE of film is "Oscar Worthy."
But some fans can admit that although "Deadpool" is a badass movie, it's not the type of film that gets Oscar nods. And that's okay. Yeah—the Oscars can be formulaic, but there are so many layers in considering what deserves the top honors in Hollywood.
I loved Deadpool, thought it was good, but not Oscar worthy. The plot is something we've seen a thousand times over and some of the humor...