Monday, 21 May 2018

Review: Deadpool 2 (second-pass)

Deadpool 2 (second-pass / SPOILER-FREE)
Cert: 15 / 119 mins / Dir. David Leitch / Trailer

A second-pass of Deadpool 2 in a more sparsely-populated screening proved to be a slightly quieter affair, but certainly no less enjoyable. With around 30 other patrons, the audible joke-reactions seemed fewer*1, but there was also no accounting for how many attendees had seen the film before*2, and repetition is the enemy of reaction-comedy.

But the gags are still funny, the action is still adrenaline-surging, I still teared-up at one point near the end and I believe I’m still justified in calling this movie better than its predecessor*3.

Deadpool 2 is a winner, but guarded threequel speculation begins now....

So, what sort of thing is it similar to?
X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Is it worth paying cinema-prices to see?

Is it worth hunting out on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, though?
Yes, yes and yes.

Is this the best work of the cast or director?
It's incredibly strong work, that's for sure.

Will we disagree about this film in a pub?
Only if you're wrong.

Is there a Wilhelm Scream in it?

Yeah but what's the Star Wars connection?
Level 1: Uncredited Mudtrooper from the upcoming Solo movie is in this.

And if I HAD to put a number on it…

*1 But certainly sounding more like people watching a comedy than my time with the latest Amy Schumer flick where, (with the exception of one particular patron behind me who laughed like a drain but only for about a quarter of the movie) the crowd looked on in near-silent horror at badly ad-libbed body shaming. [ BACK ]

*2 While I was enjoying a second-pass, one of my erstwhile colleagues for the day was on his eighth. And while his own laughter was some way off the reactions of the opening night crowd, he still sat grinning like an idiot for the duration. Which made at least two of us. [ BACK ]

*3 Well, Ed Skrein isn't in it for a start. [ BACK ]

• ^^^ That's dry, British humour, and most likely sarcasm or facetiousness.
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