There has certainly been no shortage of superhero movies this year, as the Marvel, DC, and X-Men universes all delivered a ton of different and exciting silver screen outings. We saw comic book icons duke it out over ideological differences, we saw magic appear for the first time in both the DCEU and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and we finally even figured out what specifically caused Charles Xavier's hair to fall out during the events of X-Men: Apocalypse. If you're a fan of comic book heroes and villains, then 2016 has probably been a great year for you so far.

However, there's one movie that stands out against the competition: Deadpool. Somehow, against all odds, Wade Wilson's low-budget, R-rated solo adventure has risen above the rest, and stolen our hearts in the process. Now that all of the major comic book movies of 2016 have premiered, we've compiled a list of reasons why Deadpool is undeniably the best of the lot. Check out our arguments and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

The Story Was Simple, Yet Effective

While the other superhero films of 2016 dealt with apocalyptic threats and bad guys with grand, dastardly schemes, Deadpool kept things simple and restrained, and it was all the better for it. At its core, the film was nothing more than a romantic comedy/revenge tale with buckets of blood thrown in for good measure, and wasn't trying to be anything more. That simplicity allowed the film's story to breathe more, and it offered Tim Miller and Ryan Reynolds the opportunity to play to its offbeat, quirky strengths whenever possible. The stakes weren't even that high in Deadpool; Wade Wilson literally just wanted get his good looks back so Vanessa will love him; that's a perfect example of heart over spectacle.

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