Deadpool 2 Review

Christopher Ocker, Staff Writer

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With the huge market campaign around this movie, the media expected 20th Century Fox to be confident in Deadpool 2. And rightfully so, as Deadpool 2 does nearly everything bigger and better than the first movie.

Deadpool 2 is pretty much just Deadpool done on a much larger scale. Nearly everything about the movie is the same, except for the higher quality and budget. However, that is not necessarily a bad thing, as all the aspects that were slightly lacking in Deadpool have been greatly refined. The humor, for instance, is significantly funnier, with jokes that have huge payoffs and that are perfectly acted. There are two sequences in particular that left me unable to breathe because of how gut-busting funny they were. There is also a greater variety of jokes beyond just the meta-lines that Deadpool shouts. The actions sequences are equally brilliant, mixing actual urgency and tension (something the first movie severely lacks) with the subversive humor. If you loved the first one, you will most definitely love this sequel.

The only major issue with Deadpool 2 is the conflicting tones the movie has. This sequel tries to humanize Wade a little more, not doing this with much success. However, the scenes where they spend a lot of time developing his character lacks the self-aware humor integral to Deadpool’s style. As such, those scenes become much too serious in a movie that rarely is serious, creating this awkward discrepancy in style. There is also the ending which was incredibly ambitious until they destroy everything that Wade’s development was leading to.

Excluding the mismatching tones and the ending, Deadpool 2 is a worthy sequel to the first. If you loved the vulgar humor and comedy of the first film, nearly everything about the Deadpool 2 will deliver. Despite the higher quality and budget of the film, it still knows what made the first one so great and just gives more of the same. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.


Score: 8 out of 10


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