I won’t call this a comeback, but I am sure glad he’s back! I got the opportunity to screen this wonderfully hilarious film a few days ago and I am just too excited for the actual movie release May 18, 2018! I promise not to reveal any spoilers that reveal the true plots of the film and will do my best to not quote certain parts of the movie verbatim because let’s face it, they were brilliant.
Family Is Not An F Word
I believe Deadpool 2 is just as Deadpool himself described it, a family film (of sorts). Wade went on a journey that forced him to realize that he didn’t have to be in this world alone and with the help of others, he can have his own version of family and be happy. Well, as happy as Deadpool can be, that is.
“That Was Funny”! / Wait, Should I Be Laughing Right Now?
Let me see if I can describe how funny this movie was… It was: uproarious, lively, amusing, entertaining, laughable, comical and more. I have experienced my share of funny movies that held my attention and sparked a stream of laughter that can sometimes be uncontrollable, but this movie was different. Though there were actual serious parts of the film, they managed to make your sadness short lived. It is for this reason, I sometimes felt bad laughing so hard. At the end of the day, this movie got it right. It gave the perfect balance of humor, action, complexity and downright can’t blink moments. Besides, how can they go wrong with all of the Disney, Marvel, DC references.
Deadpool Is The Man!
Those that know me, know that I am a die-hard Disney / Marvel Fan and I am waiting on the day that Deadpool has his official super hero coronation into the Marvel/ Disney family in front of Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney Resort (can you see it too? I can, in my head). Besides, where else can you find a foul-mouth, Crocs wearing, multi-dimensional superhero that actually has a heart of gold and just has a hard time sharing his feelings? He was a total bad-ass and kicked international butt even when he felt like giving up. I will go ahead and say it… the Academy IS watching Wade!
Cable and The Rest of The Crew!
Cable is no Thanos (get it), but as much as Thanos has a weird place in my heart, Cable is no different. You have to see the movie to understand my logic (no spoilers), however, I can say.. all may not be what it seems. Of course we can’t forget Domino who is one lady with a cool calmness and confidence that works for this film. Negasonic Teenage Warhead made me love her even more this go round than the first movie. We can not forget Weasel, the forever funny Blind Al and the big-hearted Colossus.
Don’t Miss It!
When you see this movie, keep in mind that it is so much better than the first Deadpool (I loved it by the way). Be sure to pay attention to the opening credits, the little jabs and references to other characters who may or may not be missing from the film and be sure to stay until the very end. There will be no disappointments. I promise. You will thank me later.
Can My Kids See This Movie?
Ummm… hmmm!! That is an excellent question and one that I am seriously pondering for my own children. See, my oldest is 15 so I feel she will enjoy the movie and be able to understand all that is going on. While there are no inappropriate sexual scenes, there is some gory fighting/violence sequences along with some not so great choice words. While for me, those things aren’t a big deal breaker for my son (who is almost 10), I think that I will wait until the DVD is released so that I will be able control the narrative (so to speak) for him. Other than those parts, the rest of the movie is no different than the other super hero movies we have watched as a family as of late. Now that I think of it, I am actually on the fence. Is it ok for kids to see? As I have said before, that is up to the parents to make that determination. Be sure to keep in mind, the movie is Rated R.
Deadpool 2 is about Maximum Effort, family and sacrifice. Go see this movie, you won’t be disappointed.
Until Next Time!
Thank you 20th Century Fox and Allied Dallas for the advanced screening opportunity. All thoughts and opinions are my own.