Directed By: David Leitch
Grade: B (ish)
Wade Wilson (Deadpool) is the only thing standing between a killer from the future known as Cable (Josh Brolin) an a troubled teenage mutant. Will he grow a heart in time to save the kid? Will he be able to find the help he needs? Will he finally make a go of it with best friend Colossus?
Was this movie a little grosser than the first one?
The violence didn’t bother me so much because unfortunately I’m fairly desensitized but there was an abundance of gross body stuff in this one. Deadpool is blown up. He’s ripped in half at one point. We see it all. Bodies fall and break in gross ways. Necks do things they shouldn’t. One dude is decapitated by a falling cabinet.
My friend says the first one was just as bad but I don’t remember cringing so much.
Beware of sensitive stomachs.
I must admit to that I didn’t find this one as funny as the first one. I know Deadpool is the star Deadpool is who everyone wants to see but there were times when I felt like whatever he was spouting off needed to be cut in half lose a few lines… let someone else do it. Anything.
Reynolds is still great as Wade and he does get to do some good emotional beats in this film. There’s one part in the rain chasing a bad guy… really good moment. Actually the whole cast is top-rate.
Absolutely loved Domino not only did I think Zazie Beetz killed it how they played the Luck as a superpower thing was nicely done. She did not get nearly enough to do in this movie.
And Julian Dennison was good to as Russell (the young targeted mutant.) Comedy wise he more than held his own with Reynolds and he was pretty good at the emotional beats as well. I’ve only ever seen him in Hunt for the Wilderpeople but based on that I wasn’t surprised.
It’s kind of hard to talk about without giving away spoilers but they do something in the beginning that really annoyed me it was so typical and I totally expected it.
But then on the other hand they did far more than I expected with Cable and the whole villain elements of the story. (Maybe that’s in the comics but the only thing I know about comics Cable is who his parents are- not touched on in this film by the way.) Yet Cable also makes a decision I’m not entirely sure I bought.
Yeah, this film is very split down the middle for me.
Overall I did enjoy the film. There were a couple of solid laughs (the most solid for me being the end credits) also the cast was first rate and I liked to the family and teamwork message. For all of the humor Wade Wilson is- at times- the most sincere of superheroes. Go figure.
Recommend: Yes. Not as funny as the first but a good way to spend time nonetheless.