Deadpool 2 features more laughs but less originality
I know what you’re thinking- “Why must you rain on everyone’s parade, Aaron?”
Look, I enjoy a fun action comedy as much as the next guy. That being said, I genuinely had fun watching Deadpool 2. It’s funny and there’s something about seeing such a silly take on the otherwise very serious X-Men Universe. Before you read any further, remember:
The movie starts off almost immediately killing off Deadpool’s love interest, which was understandable. Their dynamic was fun, yeah, but it wouldn’t be a true Deadpool story if they treated even their love story with any bit of sincerity.
My gripe with Deadpool 2 has a lot to do with the fact that they blatantly reused jokes and gags from the original. Although they were great jokes and gags, they didn’t hit as hard.
Some examples include the ever-annoying TJ Miller’s vulgar descriptions of Wade’s appearance, the baby limbs gag and wacky music playing while Deadpool is getting pummeled.
It just seemed like lazy storytelling from a group of writers who are still giddy about getting tons of laughs on the same jokes in the original.
It’s sort of like when your dad finally makes a joke that you and your siblings chuckle at and he gets so excited that he tells the same joke over and over again because he knows it worked once.
Now, I realize I’m being a bit of a prude. It just seems like the same type of writing style that Suicide Squad tried that ultimately only appealed to the edgy Hot Topic people. You know the ones.
What I DID like about Deadpool 2 made it a little more enjoyable. The unexpected cameo by the new X-Men at the X-Mansion and then Juggernaut’s appearance made for some real crowd-pleasing moments.
Cable, played by Josh Brolin (aka, Thanos), is a badass from the moment he appears. However, he only shines during his elaborate fight scenes.
The villain is too campy to be taken seriously and the conclusion was anti-climactic. Being a Deadpool movie, I can’t help but feel like everything I’m criticizing was deliberate and attempts at trolling the audience. It WAS cool to see the grey Deadpool suit, even if it was just covered in ash.
Deadpool 2 was fun, action-packed and entertaining. The original was much better and the reuse of old jokes make DP2 less original. I still recommend it to any action, comic or comedy fan.
I give it a solid 7/10.
What did you think?