Deadpool 2 (2018): Movie Review

Here we are in May & we’ve Marvel superhero movie number 3 of this year is here but from those guys who made those awful Fantastic Four movies & that Daredevil movie starring Bat-fleck. (Does anyone even remember that movie?) Anyway their back with Deadpool 2 a parody of a dumb superhero movie, an R-Rated comedy & a family movie. I just want to point out before we get started is I enjoyed Deadpool 2 it was a fun time. But I want to address what is wrong with this movie first so I can end this with the positives so keep that in mind while reading the negative section that I don’t hate this movie.

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The Dark Serious Robot Man with big guns & The Crude Red Immortal Gun Crazy Psychopath meet up in this family flick

The Bad

The Plot- So this movie once again focuses on Wade Wilson aka Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) & his boring love interest Vanessa (Morena Baccarin). I won’t get too much into her but how I would describe her is a line that Wade says in the first movie when they first meet. Anyway after that Deadpool joins up with The X-Men (But with the same two from the last movie) then they meet a young mutant named Firefist (Julian Dennison) who’s only purpose is to be a literal plot device for Deadpool to learn his lesson. This is where Cable (Josh Brolin) comes into play. Cable is like a terminator (Do they explain why he’s a half robot in the comics because they don’t explain it in this movie) except he has a family who dies & he’s after the kid so he can fix the future.

So after that Deadpool & T.J Miller’s character form a superhero team & from there it’s a standard superhero film but with crude jokes & references everywhere. The story is fine but it reminds me a lot of the first movie’s plot. Deadpool wants to be with his girlfriend. Again. Someone wants revenge. Again. Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) wants Deadpool to join the X-Men. Again.  The Main Villain is very boring. Again. Let’s make fun of X-Men Origins: Wolverine for closing Deadpool’s mouth Again! This one does change it up a bit but it’s very unoriginal.

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Remember Me, I Happened!

The Fight Scenes & Green Screen Stuff- The first movie made fun of how cheap it was. It showed this with Deadpool always forgetting his bag of guns before going into a fight. This one jumped from 58 million to 110 & here’s where the problems come in. The fight scenes look better when Deadpool is fighting people like Cable. Later in the movie when there is a car chase it looks really bad & especially with the generic superhero final battle. You can clearly tell it fake. It’s on the level of X-Men: Apocalypse on bad green screen effect. Whenever we got to the fight scenes I just tuned out.

The Bad Characters- This is where we start to sink into the good. I think everyone did a pretty good job with what they were given. But these were the ones that just sucked. I already mentioned Wade’s flat girlfriend so let’s start with the kid who I’ve seen him in better parts but not this one. I think he was the weakest character in the movie & his performance was pretty bad. Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) is back & she doesn’t do anything but she has a girlfriend now. (Good for her) TJ Miller is just there & half of The X-Force are only there so the movie can make fun of their gimmick or dumb name. Anyway let’s move on.

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A Team of Weirdos run by a guy who talks into at a camera that isn’t there

The Good

The Good Characters- Ryan Reynolds steals the show once again as the merc with the mouth. You can tell he is very passionate about his work & you can see it all in his excellent portrayal of the character. Josh Brolin was pretty good in this movie & so was Deadpool’s Taxi Driver friend. Domino (Zazie Beetz) was a fun new addition to the movie. Her powers are questionable but it was pretty funny. The best supporting character in the movie is Deadpool’s elderly friend Blind Al (Leslie Uggams) who was great in every scene she’s in. Last character I’ll mention is Colossus who has the best relationship with Deadpool than all of the other characters. If the next movie is just about these two travelling through time together that would be great.

The Humour- Lastly is the comedy. The story is boring & forgettable but like the first movie it mostly focused on the comedy. Some of the jokes can be a hit or miss but you will never be bored. It’s a really dumb crude movie & it does a great job at keeping you interested in what’s happening. There’s a lot of 4th wall jokes like the first movie same with pop culture references, some over the top violence & making fun of the other X-Men movies. Probably the funniest scene in the movie is when they redo the scene from the first movie where Deadpool touches Blind Al with his tiny regrowing hand. But this time it’s funnier. The ending goes on too long but it doesn’t disappoint with the end credit scenes.

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You know what this movie was missing more of.

Final Thoughts: Deadpool 2 has its faults but it’s still a very fun time. It’s the most fun I’ve had in a movie so far & it’s a 8/10 for me.  If you haven’t seen it I highly recommend it you’ll have a good time.

Those are my thoughts on Deadpool 2 if you agree or disagree please let me know in the comments. If you can share it with your loved ones that would be great and if you haven’t notice I’m a huge fan of movies & TV Shows and I’m willing to suffer for my audience so let me know on what I should review next.

Thanks for reading this review and I’ll see you again in the next review.

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