Director: David Leitch
Writer/s: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Ryan Reynolds (written by), Rob Liefeld, Rabian Nicieza (based on the Marvel comics by)
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Zazie Beetz, Brianna Hildebrand, and more.
Two years after the monster success that was “Deadpool”, we now have the sequel with our ever-so-charming Merc with a mouth. With a sequel, questions rise like, “What else could they do with Deadpool after the first one?”, “Will this sequel even be good when the original director has left?”, and lastly “Did Ryan Reynolds really have to fondle Jackman’s ba…” Never mind that last question. Everyone is curious as to if this series can follow up the massive success the first film had. So now is the time to see if Oberrated gives it the two thumbs up!
“Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy of supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling mutant, Cable.”
As expected, “Deadpool 2” was a pure crude and inappropriate entertainment joyride. The Merc with a mouth (Aka. Ryan Reynolds) delivers yet again with his patented humor and fourth-wall breaks. I did not have a moment of worry when it came to this film, despite director changes and early skepticism. As long as Reynolds was involved and this film stays rated R, I knew exactly what I was going to be in for and I was accommodated accordingly.
The biggest thing I recognized coming out of “Deadpool 2”, in my personal opinion, is that the sequel sits as the funnier movie than the first. However, the first “Deadpool” is the better overall film to me. With that, where DP2 lacked, DP1 did a tad better when it came to moments within the story that continued to push the pace and not lull in moments for too long. Where DP1 lacked (or at least, I feel was just outdone) and DP2 did better was the constant pace of humor. We consistently are presented with pop culture references, witty and crude insults, and the ever-so-frequent inappropriate Deadpool. So again, not to say DP1 was not funny, I simply feel DP2 had funnier and more memorable moments.
Another point for this movie sits as both a positive and negative. The screen time for characters/cameos. For the positive, the cameos are absolutely hilarious. One in particular will stick out in my head for a long time coming as I loved it so much. Next to the cameos, the introduction for (most) of the new characters are highly enjoyable as well. Than…. Cable (Josh Brolin) is dominant in damn near every scene he is in. Not only is he dominant but his deadpan straight shooter insults are a riot. Domino (Zazie Beetz) is easily one of my favorite introductions to the world of superheroes. I wanted so much more screen time for her. However, with these new introductions, one character in particular did not hit well for me. That was the… villain?… Russell played by Julian Dennison. The character simply did not seem proper for me when it came to the film. I can not put my finger on if it was how actor played him or if it was simply that the character was not compelling. I felt as if Rebel Wilson in “Pitch Perfect” and her humor was spliced right into “Deadpool 2”. A certain introduction of another villain was way more powerful and compelling but Russell seemed to put a damper on the mood of the film.
Also, quick note on the screen time aspect of this section. There was not enough Colossus and Negasonic in this sequel. Colossus is a tad redeemed by film’s end but ultimately the both are not present enough for my liking. I do genuinely hope we get more of them for whatever comes next in the Deadpool universe.
Again, I am overall pleased and entertained with what I got out of “Deadpool 2”. The comedy alone is what I am in for and Ryan Reynolds never fails to entertain. Shut up, do not bring up “Green Lantern”. Anyway… You know what you are going to get with this film. If you are already a fan, you should continue to be. If you are not, well, you are probably going to continue to leave mean comments about how “dumb” Deadpool is. Which if that is the case, why are you even reading this? Go away.
Rating: 8 chimichangas/10