Deadpool 2: Movie Review

Latching on to the same self-aware and crass humor, "Deadpool 2" no doubt matches its highly-successful predecessor. If you loved the first film then you'll love the sequel even more. While it struggles a bit to get some narrative foothold early on, the second half is well worth the wait.

With the death of a loved one, Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) questions his motivation as a superhuman being. But when he finds himself crossing paths once again with the X-Men and a very young mutant needing some guidance and love, Deadpool might finally find himself the F-word he has been longing for all his life - family.
From its opener, you know you're in for a ride. "Deadpool 2" plays with the same formula as before preying on in-your-face humor to push the entertainment level to astronomical heights. This sequel in that regard did not disappoint. No one can escape the unforgiving punch lines from Deadpool - from superheroes from the same company, from the other company, from pop culture and even James Bond. Additionally, the split second cameos are one to look out for. Let's just say that if you blink, you'll miss it. We also loved the film's play on the X-Force. While some may feel the outcome to most of these characters disappointing, we at least get one character that is a gem with Domino. Her powers sound silly - playing on being lucky always - but the film was able to portray this power well, On the narrative front, "Deadpool 2" was a little bit flimsy. While it tries to have more substance this time around, the overall theme of family falls flat. This is in no part connected to the first half which we felt was off-pace and had no momentum whatsoever. It felt like a disconnected mish-mash of events. On the visuals front. the film was extremely satisfying with its fights. The Cable vs. Deadpool battles were all kinetic and fun showcasing a lot of quick body movements that had us cheering towards the screen. Overall, "Deadpool 2" has its faults but does well enough to be assertively fun.
Rating: 4 reels

Why you should watch it:
- bigger and better humor makes this a very fun experience

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- the narrative is flat

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