Monday, May 28, 2018

Deadpool 2 (2018)

Movie Name/Year: Deadpool 2 (2018)
Tagline: You never forget your second time.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Length: 119 minutes
Rating: R
Production Companies: Donners' Company, Kinberg Genre, Marvel Entertainment, Maximum Effort, TSG Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox
Producer: Simon Kinberg, Stan Lee, Jonathon Komack Martin, Kelly McCormick, Rhett Reese, Ryan Reynolds, Lauren Shuler Donner, Ethan Smith, Aditya Sood, Paul Wernick
Director: David Leitch
Writer: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Ryan Reynolds
Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, Brianna Hildebrand, Jack Kesy, Eddie Marsan, Shioli Kutsuna, Stefan Kapicic, Randal Reeder, Rob Delaney, Lewis Tan, Bill Skarsgard, Terry Crews, Brad Pitt, Alan Tudyk, Matt Damon
Stunt Doubles: Lloyd Cunningham, Louise Hradsky, Irma Leong, Tom McComas, Tammy Nera, Jackson Spidell, Andre Tricoteux

Blurb from Netflix: Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.


Selina’s Point of View:
I got to see Deadpool 2 yesterday. I was so looking forward to what I expected to be a weird-ass awesome film.

My expectations were met.

To start off, the beginning almost seems to pull the rug out from under you. There were more serious moments that changed the game up a bit. For my husband, it was like he was on a treadmill and someone changed the speed while he wasn’t looking. It didn’t feel quite as bad to me. I followed it pretty easily… especially since there were PLENTY of Deadpool moments to break up the tone.

Ryan Reynolds really upped his game in this film. Where there were a ton of fourth-wall breaks in the first one, and ridiculous references, this movie absolutely exploded with them. It FELT more like the comics… and the first one was already pretty good with keeping that feel.

There were a lot of references to the first movie. I think maybe one too many of them. They got a little tiring after a bit… a little too obvious. I feel like it could have been made better if Deadpool just broke the fourth wall at that point to make fun of the film for doing that. It was a missed opportunity.

All-in-all, I think this movie was a great follow-up to the original Deadpool (2016). Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War, Only the Brave, Sicario) made a bad-ass Cable and, even though she deviated greatly from the comics, I thought the interpretation of Domino was phenomenal. Zazie Beetz (Atlanta, Dead Pigs, Geostorm) was relatively flawless in the part as well.

I want a stand-alone movie for Domino, now. It doesn’t have to be an origin story or anything, either. I just want two straight hours of Beetz luckily kicking some serious ass.

There IS an after credits scene that’s incredibly worth it. I was dying with laughter to such a level that I thought I was going to pee myself.

If you liked the first film, you’ll like this one. It’s not better than the first, but it’s not worse, either. That makes it special, in my eyes. No sequel-itis for Deadpool. Not yet, anyway.

Let’s not jinx it.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 82%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 86%
Metascore - 66/100
Metacritic User Score – 7.9/10
IMDB Score – 8.2/10

Trust the Dice: Selina’s Rating5/5

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