Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 Film Review - Lauren Mayhew AuthorDeadpool 2 – 3 out of 5 Stars

Synopsis: Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfil his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the Yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world.

There were two synopsis’ (synopsi?), so I had to put both of them in. As you can see, the second one bears no relevance to the actual plot of the film. It’s just the sort of thing that the Deadpool marketing team do. They do it well.

To begin, I should probably explain that I wasn’t expecting to actually like this film. I’ve seen the first Deadpool movie, and although it’s funny, it’s not really my kind of humour. It’s a bit too crude at times. I’m extremely dirty minded, so the innuendos aren’t a problem for me, there’s just something about these films that don’t sit well with me. I can’t really explain it really, but that’s one of the main reasons I’ve only given 3 stars to Deadpool 2.

It’s not a bad film, but I feel it suffers from the usual second movie curse. It had too much to live up to after the first one and didn’t quite manage to be as spectacular. As Deadpool himself says in the film, the writing was a bit lazy. I can’t tell if that was done on purpose to get the gag in, or if it really was just lazy. It made the film a bit predictable at times.

Cable, played by Josh Brolin, was an amazing character and his interactions with Deadpool are some of the funniest parts of the film. There was one thing that I couldn’t quite get out of my head though – the bunny that he carried around. It’s just a normal stuffed bunny, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the toy in Con Air, starring Nicolas Cage. One particular line from that film is. ‘Put the bunny back in the box.‘ Of all the films that are referenced in Deadpool 2, I was sure that this line would have made it in somewhere, but it didn’t. I was slightly disappointed. Maybe it’s just too obscure.

The after-credit scenes for Deadpool 2 were incredible. Definitely worth waiting for, but if you’re a fan of Marvel, you won’t need me to tell you to wait. Even if you don’t like the film, the after-credit scenes are still worth a watch. Or you could watch them on YouTube, but that’s up to you…

Watch out for some of the small cameos from big celebrities in this film. Some of them are absolutely fantastic!

Overall, it was a good film, just not all of it was to my taste. I’d still recommend it though!

Until the next time,
Lauren x

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