Film Review - Deadpool 2 (Spoiler Free)
Synopsis (from IMDB): Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson aka Deadpool, brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling mutant Cable.
Synopsis (from Twentieth Century Fox): After surviving a near-fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor - finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World's Best Lover.
To be completely honest with you I very much enjoyed the first one and was in real need of some laughs when I went to see this movie. In my humble opinion, this movie is funnier than the first one. All the while being a different type of film. The first movie really was a love story at its core. This one is more of a family film - Wade Wilson style. Visually the movie looks the same as the first one but you can tell they were dealing with a bigger budget in this one. The action setpieces in this movie are ridiculous at times and they make complete sense from a story perspective especially in the case of Domino. Zazie Beetz does a great job of bringing Domino to life. Despite what Deadpool may say, the way they present her powers is very cinematic. Cable as well is done great by Josh Brolin (he's having a pretty good year). If you don't know the character from the comic then you may think that he's a one-note character but seeing as how they didn't bring in everything with his backstory his portrayal is right on the money. There are some notable cameos in the movie that are some real blink and you'll miss it moments. So make sure you get there on time and don't get up at any time during the movie. I liked the way they handled the mutant abilities overall. It's funny how both Deadpool films with their budget sizes actually are better films and get characters correct than the mainline X-Men films ever did, outside of Wolverine of course.
All that being said I do have a couple of gripes with the movie. The first one and this is just because he is one of my favorite X-Men villains and he still hasn't shown up, please for the love of every X-Men fan stop name dropping Mr. Sinister if you're not going to bring him in at some point. Once again they name drop Essex but he is nowhere to be seen, it's really annoying. Secondly, while I like what they did with X-Force as it was very funny it brings up the issue of that really not being X-Force. While it is true that four of the characters in the movie have been on an X-Force team in the comics that just isn't them and I am worried about what they are going to do with it now that that movie has been greenlit. While some people may think the story is disjointed I was able to follow it, there are a couple of instances where I wish they would have gone into a little bit more of a backstory with certain characters but I get why they didn't.
Your children have no business seeing this just like they didn't have any business seeing the first one. This is a hard R. There is a lot of language, violence, gore, one very funny and disturbing basic instinct joke, and sadly no sex montage. The movie runs a little under 2 hours and is well paced. Stay for the credits as they have possibly the best post-credits sequence I have ever seen.
This movie is a FULL PRICE/BLU RAY pick up for me. If you liked the first one you will love this one. While I wish they would have gone into a couple characters backstory a little more I'm happy with what they did. Also, they did something really cool with Vanessa that fans of the comic will get and they made it make sense. Have you seen Deadpool 2 yet? What did you think? Leave a comment and as always thanks for reading.
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