Original Release: May 18th, 2018
Step aside, Infinity War! Deadpool 2 is here, and it’s phenomenal!
This movie lived up to all the hype and then some! Everything was set perfectly into place, and Fox knocked it out of the park! From beginning to end I was entertained. And sad. And then I was entertained again.
So, without spoilers, let’s talk about the major beats and pieces that made this movie so god damned good.
Let’s start with the obvious: Cable. Cable was handled perfectly. His design, abilities, and character were handled without flaw, perfectly complimenting not only the story but Deadpool himself. The two have so much chemistry you’d think you were back in science class!
The cool, fictional science class. Not the boring real ones where you talk all day instead of actually doing anything.
Next, Domino. She played a more minor role in the film, but her character was flawless as well. She was good for many of the same reasons as Cable: excellent design, bad ass action and abilities, and incredible chemistry with Deadpool. But I’ll separate them with this: I was expecting Domino to be pretty underwhelming in this movie. I was wrong. She was probably my favorite part.
And not gonna lie, kinda developed a crush on her by the end of the film.
But teenage hormones aside, let’s talk about the title character: Deadpool. This movie gave us something that only the best Deadpool stories give us: a human Wade Wilson. Let me explain: a lot of people think Deadpool is just a gruesome comedic character. But the best Deadpool comics are the ones that explore his other emotions. His sadness, his rage, and his self-confliction.
I’ll try to avoid spoilers in this segment in particular, but this is a very different (yet the same) DP as in the first movie. He’s still a comic jokester, but he’s not as certain as in the first movie. In the first, he was dead set in what he was: a bad guy who hurt worse guys. But here, he’s much more conflicted with himself. He’s struggling to be a genuine hero in order to help someone. Sure, he’ll still do it his way, but he’s completely thrown away his philosophy from the first film.
Humor is a must, of course, and Deadpool 2 has got you covered. Practically every joke was a knock out of the park, especially the mid-credits sequence (which I refuse to spoil). It was gruesome, but not uncomfortably so. It was just fun, much like the first movie.
The action was just as phenomenal. Every scene with any action was fun to watch, suitably violent, and just absurd enough to keep you into it. And the use of music during these action sequences made them all the more epic or dramatic.
Speaking of which, the music. Every scene is perfectly scored. Each insert song perfectly set the tone of the scene. Loud and fun, slow and heartbreaking, or just really funny yet intense. Seriously, I highly recommend you keep an ear on the music. It’ll make your experience all the better.
Finally, the most important aspect: the story. Flawless. Absolutely flawless. It flows perfectly, going from one scene to the next without feeling too quick or too slow. The characters that needed to grow and become better (or worse) each did so, going through an excellent arc that felt natural and satisfying. And of course, the acting was perfect from each and every character, even the kid (which is impressive).
To summarize: Deadpool 2 was a perfect sequel. It took everything that made the first movie phenomenal and cranked it up to 200. Seriously, if you’re a Deadpool fan or just enjoy fun action movies, go see Deadpool 2. Everything was excellent. I don’t like the whole number scaling, but I’d give it a 10/10 any day.
What are you doing still reading this? Go watch Deadpool 2! Go, go!