Review: Deadpool 2 (No Spoilers)

By Angel

Movie description:  “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 cyborg, Cable.”

The Good

Emotional scenes were very well done, I never expected a Deadpool movie to have this much heart. The theme of love, family, and selflessness was beautiful expressed throughout the movie.

The grounded action was excellent and comedy was hilarious. I was entertained and laughing the entire time. I loved the pop-culture references, the fourth wall breaking, and the gore. This was such a troll movie, it was as Deadpool as it needed to be, which was risky, crazy, and random.

Most of the performances were spot on. God had a plan for Ryan Reynolds and that was to play Deadpool. Josh Brolin nailed it as Cable, complete badass! I wish they could have shared the screen more, but I’m satisfied with their interaction and chemistry.

The soundtrack was awesome, Céline Dion for the win!

The Bad

I thought the main story was underwhelming because I’ve seen it before done in a masterful way, which is in Looper. It just felt cheaper here, the conflict wasn’t as interesting. I feel like they could have come up with something more compelling for the narrative, especially considering time travel being involved.

The huge bombastic action scenes took me out of the movie, it felt odd to go from a small contained low budget Deadpool movie that focuses on character to a sequel that strays from that with huge set pieces consisting of poor visual effects.

The villain annoyed me due to how the character was written. I was meant to empathize with the antagonist, but I just saw him as a brat. The running gag of him wanting to be a “gangsta” did not work for me at all.

Message

It takes a few moments to be a hero, you have to die a little to live a little, children can make us better than who we normally are, family is not an F word.

Grade: B (8/10)

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