Deadpool 2 Reviews
This film produced 15,000 jobs. Amazing little fact. In the late 1990s was an avid comic book collector. In South Florida near Miami had all the issues of X-Force including first appearances of Deadpool & Cable signed by the creator Rob Liefeld at a comic con in S. Florida.
This film is entertaining & great story. The big Hollywood over the top violence & at times over the top humor can get a bit cumbersome yet take it w/ a grain of salt letting it roll to enjoy a solid film that is better than most of the recent big budget comic book films.
The film is complex & engages you in many ways from a philosophical to a cultural paradigm shifting perspective that can challenge your beliefs in a good way.
It is interesting times we live in. I am a product of the 1990s yet this film engages viewers in the current times we live in. Give it a chance & am sure it will be an enjoyable film leaving you plenty of food for thought long after the film ends.
Ryan Reynolds returns once again as Deadpool and honestly, he was born to play the character. He is simply hilarious and embodies the persona that is Deadpool. Deadpool 2 tells the story of Wade Wilson, who is reeling over the tragedy of his love life. In temporarily training for the X-Men with Collosus and Negasonic, Wade meets Russel ( a kid with a pair of fire fists) and after realizing he has been abused at his school, Wade realizes he must be selfless and help out Russell. Unbeknownst to him, however, is the fact that Cable has traveled back through time to kill Russell and only Deadpool can help save him.
While the film has many gags and one hilarious parachute scene that had me in laughter and tears, the movie ultimately felt a bit derivative. They say the movie is not for everyone and I feel that I may fall in that category. The movie is still good but it's not one that I loved. If you're looking to have a good time at the movies, Deadpool 2 is your answer. This is what I like to call a "popcorn" movie.
Deadpool 2 is so aggressively meta that I failed to even laugh once (except for one of the end credit scene). Not only are many of the jokes recycled from the first film, but many of the pop culture references were flat. The movie even explained some of the jokes just in case you didn't get it.
The movie is 2 hours long and I felt that it could've been shorter. The prison scene took up far too much screentime, and the "death" scene near the end went on for far too long. Sorry for "spoiling" the movie, but Deadpool 2 already did that at the beginning of the film.
The only scene I enjoyed in the film was the prison transport fight scene, but that's it. The movie was unfunny and tonally inconsistent, the supporting characters were forgettable and the movie has almost twice the budget of the previous film, but the production value doesn't look better. I'm sure fans of the first film (and people in general) will like this film. All I can say is the comedy didn't land for me.