Deadpool 2 (2018)
The best films of this genre always show a path and provide a takeaway for being a better person.
The thing I enjoyed most about the film is the fact that it doesn't shy away from being a super-sized-cliche;
The movie really just wants to entertain people.
Let's start by saying that I loved the first Deadpool when it came out in theatres! I went to watch it with a whole bunch of friends and laughed more times than I could count. After seeing it a few more times, and of course also as a result of growing up, I could say that some things about the film where a little childish maybe (the overdose of sexual humor) but it was still a fun and original movie none the less! So naturally I was excited for the second one...and beyond all expectations...I really didn't like it that much.Let's start off positive, pretty much all the characters are great. Ryan Reynolds is great as Deadpool, Colossus is a fun presence as well as Cable and Domino are two very nice additions to this universe. There's one big twist somewhere in the middle that I LOVED, the action is very well done, the acting is good, the movie has a great tempo behind it and last but not least, the credits scenes are hilarious!So what happened? Well let's start by saying that it tries way too much at being as good as the first one. The method of narration is pretty much exactly the same, so it comes of as repetitive. The humor is once again good, but there are WAY too many times that it just doesn't work. I usualy don't mind pop culture references when they're done well, but here they just come out of nowhere and don't always fit in the moment. Another thing about the humor that didn't always work is that way too much of it is in your face. There's a scene where one person continiously says that a certain power of another person is absolutely useless while cette person is actually demonstrating to us that that power isn't useless. It was way too obvious what they where trying to do and I didn't find it funny. The character of Cable is very cool and played well, but his introduction in this movie is extremely rushed, it almost felt like a bad Terminator movie at times, but luckily his character did improve. Another thing is the character of Firefist who is extremely inconsistent. This person changes his mind constantly during the movie that I found it very difficult to care for him, and the fact that this person plays a major part in the movie isn't that good.This movie was a mixed bag for me. The action is great, the cinematography is very good, most of the acting is good, there are some very fun references and a good portion of the humor is well done. On the other hand it does try way too hard at being like the first one, it feels very rushed at times, some characters are pretty difficult to follow and the other half of the humor is either way too much in your face or it just doesn't fit in the moment.It's a fun movie to go and see with your friends on a Saturday night, but nothing more. I give it a 6.7/10.
Deadpool is unshackled by hero conventions and thus kills a lot, and in this movie there is lots of Kill Bill type action. They have bought in 2 new characters and trust me, one of them will surprise you like hell.Story - its just another super hero plot, but it doesn't matter, just watching deadpool for 2 hrs is what made me happy in this movie.I enjoyed more than Avengers Infinity Wars.Definitely recommended.
Missing out on the great opportunity to leave The Untitled Deadpool Sequel as its final title, the second instalment in Merc with a Mouth saga is filled to the brim with R-rated wit, self-congratulatory winks & pop culture references but it is still quite inferior to the original.Set two years after the events that transpired in the first film, Deadpool 2 finds Wade Wilson trying to protect an unstable young mutant from a ruthless cyborg who has arrived from the future, and ultimately assembles a team of mutants in order to save the kid before it is too late.Directed by one of the guys who killed the dog in John Wick, Deadpool 2 feels like an overkill for the most part and lacks the freshness of the original. Add to that its fourth wall breaking & self-referencing gags get old & tiring real soon. The drama suffers because the film never aspires for a proper balance between all aspects.Still, that parody of James Bond opening credit sequence is fun & Ryan Reynolds' dialogue delivery is smooth throughout. Not all its attempts at humour work but the ones that do are catchy. Camerawork is sharp, colourful & zany throughout. And its mid-credits sequence is no less than a highlight. It's too bad what unfolds earlier it isn't as imaginative.There is way too much emphasis on trying to make the film look funny, so much that at some point it all appears a bit too desperate & off-putting. Even the visual effects aren't entirely convincing sometimes and that's never excusable for a film produced on over $100 million budget. The entire film appears repetitive and at times, it's no less than a slog.Coming to the performances, Deadpool 2 is led by Ryan Reynolds' flamboyance & swashbuckling charisma as the eponymous vigilante, and he is excellent both in & out of the suit. But the remaining characters don't have enough flesh on their arcs and most of them are forgettable. The new characters aren't compelling while the reprising ones are still stuck in the same place.On an overall scale, Deadpool 2 goes bigger, louder & darker yet the end result isn't as satisfying as the original. Overstuffed & empty at the same time, there are going to be many who won't mind its shortcomings but for me, this generic action adventure is often dull, at times annoying & above all, soulless. And now I'm not sure if the first film will hold up if I ever decide to revisit.
I wasn't expecting to cry as much as I did to this movie tbh