Deadpool 2 – Movie Review

Trailer: https://youtu.be/D86RtevtfrA

Rating: B+

Positives

  • Nearly all the performances in this film are all really strong. The standouts I would say are Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin and Zazie Beetz. All three of them bring so much dedication to their characters. Which helps throughout the film making nearly every moment they’re on screen full of so much energy.
  • The direction by David Leitch here is pretty strong. He composes multiple great action set pieces that glide the film along very well. To be honest, his action direction was actually pretty flawless. If I had to choose one as the standout, I would definitely go with a great chase scene that happens about two thirds of the way through the film.
  • For the most part the CGI work here is really strong. A problem with a lot of CG work today is many times it looks very rubbery and the reflection of light off it never melds that well. But here they do a great job. That being seen with the character Cable’s metal arm and the entirety of the Colossus character.
  • The standout of the first Deadpool film was the screenplay and that again continues here. The screenplay here by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Ryan Reynolds is extremely funny. There are multiple gut-busting moments in this film that really hit me hard and took some effort to compose myself afterwards. The screenplay also delivers many great meta references that work quite well throughout. The screenplay also brings maybe the greatest credit scene I’ve ever seen. In the end the film brings great action, a pretty solid screenplay and puts together a solid sequel.

Negatives

  • This film, like the first, goes with the strategy of throwing a lot of jokes at you and seeing what sticks. Like I said earlier a large amount land, but some don’t.
  • This film also attempts to bring our lead character of “Deadpool” or “Wade Wilson” more down to earth and try’s to humanize him more. They try to do that through some more emotional moments. But the tone they build throughout the film really hurts those emotional scenes, by making them feel very hollow.
  • T.J. Miller gives a pretty flat performance here. A few of his lines hit here and there, but overall he really becomes a one-trick pony.

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