Deadpool 2

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Year: 2018

Synopsis: Officially, after surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Miami’s hottest bartender, while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover. However, unofficially, Deadpool/Wilson also forms the X-Force to save an angry mutant child from the time traveling Cable.

Pros:
• As fun as the first, and fueled by Ryan “Deadpool” Reynold’s wild and surprisingly heartfelt performance.
• The plot felt more layered and less predictable than the first film.
• There was nothing quite like hearing Deadpool complain about the film’s writing (it was co-written by Reynolds), seeing him assassinate Ryan Reynolds for accepting Green Lantern (2011), and him personally killing X11/Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) of X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009).
• All the new characters, including Peter, exacerbate the madcap fun of the bloody film.
• Fast and well paced, with just the right amount of parodic slow motion thrown in.
• Still the most adult fun the X-Men franchise has ever produced, while it reincorporated that sense of otherness in a harsh world.
• Ultimately functioned without a true primary antagonist.
• The Deadpool-Cable odd couple was great on screen.

Cons:
• Though all the characters still shined, the relentless pacing did not allow for much character development of the supporting characters.
• The extreme level of violence was not for everyone.
• More continued the Deadpool story rather than built upon it.

Discussion:
“F is for Family.”

There is nothing quite like watching Deadpool on the big screen. The sheer glee of getting away with the exquisite, R-rated violence in an otherwise PG-13 franchise alone is worth the ride. He continued to provide the commentary that we all thought: the largely empty X-Mansion, Deadpool enjoying the mercenary work too much, the lack of time-travel tech explanation, the film being more fun than many others of the franchise. He did not have to break that forth wall to show that he knew we were watching. We cheered for Deadpool, because he was willing to do things bloodier than others were willing. He was, ultimately, doing the right thing. Like in Looper (2012), the dark path would have been followed by someone if Deadpool did not find the third path only he could choose. Could Cable have lived with himself if he killed a kid to save his own? Deadpool did not care about that. What he did care about was doing things his own way, while finding the right path for himself. It was truly ironic that Deadpool’s right path was in selflessness …

SPOILER CLICK!

even though he later went on a forth wall destroying, wibley wobly, largely selfish assassination spree at the end .. and saved Peter!

X-FORCE!


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Rotten Tomatoes — 82%

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