DEADPOOL 2 REVIEW

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The first Deadpool movie was pretty great but I only bothered to watch it once, and I fell asleep when I tried to rewatch it. As far as superhero’s go, Deadpool isn’t my favorite one, and his sense of humor isn’t really my type, even though the movie was hilarious.

I’d say I was relatively excited to watch Deadpool 2, just like anyone else, because the first one was awesome, and it’s always nice when a new popular movie comes out; it gives me a chance to go to the movies, which I love doing. So, on Saturday, I went to Yorkdale Mall to watch it.

Firstly, everyone who likes watching movies should watch movies at Yorkdale Mall because there’s a Cheesecake Factory there and there’s a Burger’s Priest nearby. I had a whole day planned since January where I was going to get both of those in the same day. Then I had a brilliant idea to bring all my delicious food into Deadpool 2, and eat it there. What a time.

Secondly, without spoilers, Deadpool 2 takes place a couple years after the first movie finished. As usual, Colossus tries to convince Deadpool to join the X-Men, and their first mission doesn’t go as planned, leading to Deadpool being taken to a mutant prison along with the kid he was supposed to save; Russell aka Firefist. While Deadpool and Firefist are locked up, Cable, the villain of Deadpool 2 infiltrates the prison to try to kill the kid, Firefist, but Deadpool thinks Cable is after him. Deadpool manages to escape, leaving Firefist behind, and Cable quits trying to kill Firefist for the time being. Deadpool suddenly grows a conscious and decides that he has to go back to save Firefist, which leads to a race between him and Cable. One trying to save Firefist and the other trying to kill him.

(That summary didn’t make much sense because there’s spoilers that would go along with the summary. I don’t want to say too much.)

Anyways, I didn’t think that Deadpool 2 was as good as the first one, and even though sequels are rarely better than the first movie, I felt like Deadpool 2 was going to be, just because it was Deadpool; I had high expectations. In the end, it didn’t impress me much. Now, I wouldn’t go so far as to say it let me down, but it wasn’t as funny, or as intense; as a matter of fact, I feel like they were trying too hard to make it funnier and more intense than the first, while also trying to add plot twists every 40 minutes. That’s the only thing I have to say I didn’t like about the movie but being funny and intense is what makes Deadpool Deadpool, right? So it was a big deal.

I thought the rest of Deadpool 2 was well done, though. The acting felt very natural and unforced. The writing was clever and witty once again (but like I said, not as funny). There were cool cameos, I won’t spoil the first ones, but I thought I saw Brad Pitt in one scene, too.

What would’ve made Deadpool 2 better was if it had better directing, because at the end of the day, it’s their responsibility to make a good movie. I wasn’t aware until I checked two minutes ago, but the first and second Deadpools have different directors. Seems like, Tim Miller, the director of the first one, should’ve directed the second one, too, instead of David Leitch. I find it frustrating when movie franchises change directors for sequels. Like, if there’s a Black Panther 2 and it’s not directed by Ryan Coogler, I’ll be heated.

Another thing that could’ve made Deadpool 2 better was if Donald Glover was involved in it, I heard he wanted to be one of the writers; I’m sure it would’ve been funnier if he was given the opportunity to be a part of the film.

Nothing about Deadpool 2 left me wanting to rush to watch it again, so I’m not sure I ever will. I mean, I couldn’t watch the first one again and I liked that more. Unless you’re a fan of Deadpool, you won’t miss out if you don’t watch it. But it was fun to watch, regardless, just don’t expect to have your mind blown like it was after you watched Black Panther or Infinity War.

Deaadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, T.J Miller, Julian Dennison, and Morena Baccarin. It was directed by David Leitch, and was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. I’d rate it 6.8/10.

 

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