(AllHipHop Features) Lets keep this short and simple. “Deadpool 2” was incredible like The Hulk! Bars.
After watching some of the trailers and previews, I wasn’t sure what to think of the sequel to once of the surprise comic hit movies in recent history. However, after seeing the movie with a gaggle of blerds, nerds and my own Shenanigans Posse, this movie is well worth your wild.
I walked into a massive New York theater excited, but apprehensive. Suspiciously, I thought - Ryan Reynolds might fall on a scabbard called the sophomore slump! I was completely wrong! The writing is immaculate, the scenes are action packed, the character development is sick! And then there is the comedy - the dark, twisted and beautiful comedy!
“Deadpool 2” is jam-packed full of pop culture references, some obvious and others will fly over people’s heads. For all my serious comic heads, let me know if you hear the Rob Liefeld reference (the closest thing to a spoiler in this review)! For those that don’t know, Rob is the artist, writing and overall uber-creative guy that created the wise cracking merc Deadpool. He also created the movie’s villain Cable (Josh Brolin) and the bad ass Domino, played by the real life bad ass Zazie Beetz. Additionally, there’s Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Blind Al (Leslie Uggams), Deadpool’s lady Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) and newbs like Bedlam played by Terry Crews.
I’m not going to continue much longer, because reviews are almost pointless due to a pervasive fear of spoilers. Here is what you need to know. “Deadpool 2” is non-stop Deadpool and it continues to run well after crossing the finish line. The supporting cast adds a tremendous value the the sequel in a way that escaped the original (see budget constraints). Deadpool actually evolves considerably in “Deadpool 2”, showing a slightly softer underbelly (gasp). Lastly, this movie is NOT for children. Period. Actually, the last thing you should know is “Deadpool 2” surpasses the original.
Based on early reviews, Rotten Tomatoes has it at 86%. I believe it is slightly lower than expected, because the movie is non-stop gags and gore. A lot of those dudes and dudettes that once typed on actual typewriters are not going to appreciate it. The clownery and the violence is excessive, but that is the discipline of Deadpool. This time - even though we may know what we are getting - Reynolds and crew managed to give fans another uninhibited, turbulent excursion. There’s something here for just about everybody unless you are super conservative, faint-of-heart, lily-livered, or a general stick-in-the-mud.
Go see “Deadpool 2” and then see it again like I plan to do.
P.S. I'm glad I didn't watch any of the trailers. It made for a richer experience. That said, here's the final trailer if you need final convincing.