Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Deadpool 2 - Short Movie Review

I haven’t had much time to update the MoviePush blog lately, but here’s a short (and 2 weeks late) review of Deadpool 2. Enjoy...
I have mixed feelings on Deadpool 2, I enjoyed it overall and it’s generally a great time at the cinema. However I do have some issues with it…

Structurally I think it has a better narrative than the original and the action scenes are significantly better choreographed, it has lots of funny jokes throughout and it also has 3 incredibly comedic sequences that are laugh out loud hilarious! However there’s a decision made early on that really threw me and as a result the movie takes itself “quite seriously” for the first act.

Whereas the original film felt like a R-Rated comedy which just happened to star a superhero, Deadpool 2 seems to be trying to tell a more traditional superhero story with some R-Rated comedy. This tonal struggle is most apparent in the first act. The movie really gets fun again once X-Force are introduced, but I was definitely conflicted on whether I was enjoying the film for the first 30-40 minutes.

Ryan Reynolds once again proves he's the best person on the planet to play Wade Wilson / Deadpool, and all the supporting cast do a great job too. Of these, Cable and Domino are particular standouts, though I don't think this is unexpected.

The mid-credits scene is amazing (and one of the top 3 sequences I mentioned above). It is so funny, and athough it corrects my biggest issue, this ultimately then undermines the whole movie, so again mixed feelings.

Deadpool 2 is a fun and enjoyable watch, but it’s not without a few problems.

Written by @RossBishop for MoviePush. Follow Ross on Twitter.

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