Title: Deadpool 2
Genre: Action/Adventure, Superhero, Comedy
Release Date: May 18, 2018
Director: David Leitch
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, TJ Miller, Stefan Kapicic, Brianna Hildebrand, Morena Baccarin
I was able to see Deadpool 2 in theaters a week or so ago, My friends and I try to see the Marvel movies in the theater, although I can’t say I’m up to date on them. However, I did manage Deadpool 2, so I’m able to review it for the blog this week.
Deadpool 2, as you probably know, is not for kids. Lots of violence, langauge and sexual humor. This movie also has an undercurrent of suicide and depression. That being said, it also was very funny. Lots of outside references, and you can tell the cast had a blast putting this film together. The references to the comics are good, although I admit I had to look to my comic-fan friends to explain a few.
The music editing in the film is excellent. I loved the ode to James Bond in the opening credits to Celine Dion’s song Ashes which also happens to be an awesome song. The rest of the movie also has really good music-to-film sequences.
My grade for this movie is a B, The cast did a great job, and it was hilarious. I felt there were some points of the plot that didn’t quite fit, and I felt I was missing something for not being a comic book fan. I do not recommend this as a family movie. You have to be okay with a certian level of violence and humor, and like the first movie, you can probably watch the trailer and already see that its not for kids. Some adults as well.
This movie also has some awesome cameos. I won’t mention who as that would spoil the surprise.