Deadpool 2 Review
Here’s my Deadpool 2 review. The film opens today and stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, TJ Miller and more. Directed by David Leitch. Distributed by 20th Century Fox.
Take note that this Deadpool 2 review is a non-spoiler review. I’ll find time to do a spoiler version but for now, this’ll suffice.
Deadpool 2 Review – Pros
- They actually gave Deadpool a much serious story beat here. Wow.
- ‘Pool wasn’t lying when he said that the film is a family movie. A family of the most interesting killers and a futuristic military man who in another universe destroyed half the universe.
- Improved CGI scenes for Deadpool and some of his “X-Force”.
- Josh Brolin did an amazing work here as the mutant Cable. His Cable’s nuanced and very sharp. Also looks damn good, it’s pretty much like he stepped out of the comic books.
- The surprise villain here will definitely make you go “ohhhhhh”. I won’t spoil so its best to catch Deadpool 2 ASAP.
- There’s just too damn many quips and popculture reference here in this movie. Like, it’s insane how many references they got away with. Great too that it’s a great mix of superhero stuff from both DC Comics and the MCU.
- Dorky as it was, Peter was a loveable character for this movie. Definitely the breakout character for this film.
- I love how Deadpool 2 has become the jumping on point for the actual X-Force movie and with New Mutants getting reworked and rescheduled for next year, there’s a lot of wiggle room for the X-treme mutant team.
- They follow through; one of the best types of comedies are the ones that follow through like how Dave Chappelle delivers his jokes. This was the same comedy they made prevalent in Deadpool 2. Now the actual comedy and material is something entirely.
- Oodles and oodles of violence and we’re not even sorry about it. Sorry kiddies, the violence level here in DP2 has scaled up. So if you didn’t like the graphic images from the first “Deadpool” movie, then you’ll hate it for the second. As for the rest of us, we love it. Every damn second.
Deadpool 2 Review- Cons
- We need more action sequences here goddamnit!
- Minus points for me for Cable not having the futuristic gun. Don’t get me wrong, the one he uses throughout the movie looks insane but could we have at least his old BFG as well as some pouches in the future?
- Avengers Infinity War did this but Deadpool 2 was a lot more dastardly in terms of showing scenes from the trailers that never actually made it to the final cut of the film. Same goes actually for dialogues, like that scene from the trailer where he apologizes to Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) about being late because he helped in sending all the gluten in the world out into outer space. Yeah, that kinda sucks.
- You can only watch Deadpool 2 for about 3 times maximum if you’re not a superfan. I tried seeing it yesterday twice and it doesn’t go great as a consecutive rewatch. In the span of the super-mega-advance screening and today’s screening brought to us by OPPO, I found myself not LOL-ing as hard as when I first saw the movie.
Deadpool 2 Review – Verdict
Deadpool 2 is one of those films that you just can’t take seriously. It’s an action movie with tons of laughs and some sense here and there but not a movie that you need to ponder on too much. It poses a lot of good questions as a viewer but before you digest that, you find yourself laughing again. So that’s my only major problem with Deadpool from a narrative point of view. I did love how they tried taking all their old jokes and blatantly using them again with a few modifications here and there.
Still, there’s a WHOLE lot of great things about the Deadpool 2 movie. The humor’s pertinent, the action is dizzying and high-octane and the world building is present.