Deadpool is perhaps the crassest, raunchiest, most violent superhero movie ever made. Hard to believe there were scenes and jokes that were deemed TOO MUCH for the makers of the movie. Check out deleted scenes, characters, and jokes (including a running joke about Amy Winehouse’s imminent overdose – that was actually written before her ACTUAL death)…
BELOW: The Idea Channel on PBS explores IN DEPTH the way Deadpool knows that he’s a comic book character and often reacts to, say, the gutter between comic book panels, or addresses the readers. He senses his own context, and knows the complete frame of his own existence. It’s what makes Deadpool Deadpool.
Phenomenology is the branch of science that deals with defining the human experience, specifically in relation to perception. It’s how the world around us is a result of our sensations, not the other way around. That reality is a result of phenomena – events, objects, and experiences that we perceive. DEADPOOL perceives reality is different, because his experiences (and therefor his consciousness) is different.
Has Deadpool reached a higher level of consciousness? According to the philosophical theory of ‘phenomenology,’ our consciousness is unfalteringly dependent upon the experiences of our body. The concept of the mind is inseparable from that of the body because we experience the whole of our reality THROUGH our body. But in Deadpool’s case, his body is not so much a part of his reality as it is just another object that he interacts with. He is unfazed by his own mutilation, and has experienced his own physical destruction too many times to keep track of. So has this fundamentally altered his state of consciousness, to the point of delusion? We think it is very possible.
(via The Laughing Squid)