“Deadpool 2”–a movie review   Leave a comment

I couldn’t tell you a DC comic book based movie from a Marvel comic book based movie and not being particularly interested in either I went to see the original “Antman” and Deadpool” because of the actors involved. To my surprise, I enjoyed both and was looking forward to their sequels even though, in most cases, the sequels are very disappointing. “Deadpool2” is a very big disappointment in that it throws everything it can on the screen and very little of the sarcasm or irony, let alone course ‘humor’ comes across. There are 1 or 2 smiles along the way but that is about it.

There is some attempt to make a story about creating your own family which is completely undermined time after time. The film is filled with raunchy words, gestures, crude, rude comments and actions plus a continuous dismemberment of every limb a person has. There are a couple of lines and sights of what one would call banter such as comparing “Yentl”s “Papa, Can You Hear Me” to “Frozen”s “Do You Want To Build A Snowman” but even that would probably go over most of the audience’s head. 

Three screenwriters, including the star along with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, put everything into a movie about a super comic hero that you have seen before and will see again but whereas in the first “Deadpool” it made fun of it all here they try to make fun but fail.

Ryan Reynolds gives it his all which is plenty and his breezy manner help but to no avail. Josh Brolin, as dour as can be doesn’t get to laugh whether Reynolds places his bare hands on Brolin’s bare butt cheeks or when he lands face down on Reynolds crotch and I wonder if either get hazard pay for these extra stunts?

Morena Baccarin, as Reynolds’s love, is beautiful and that is all her role really cares for except to be beautiful even when dead, talking and walking. Stefan Kapicic is an impressive Colossus (at least voice-wise as the ‘person’ seems to be a special effect), cabbie Rob Delaney, offering some humor, along with a teenage mutant Julian Dennison who is just in an annoying role and a new band of superheroes consisting of Terry Crews, Lewis Tan, Bill Skarsgard along with Rob Delany whose superpower is being an ordinary person. Leslie Uggams returns as a blind neighbor of Deadpool and also new superhero Zazie Beetz who lights the screen up every time she is on it.

“Deadpool 2” is really a waste of money and time so I will give this genre one more chance when the sequel to “Antman” comes out.

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