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 “Deadpool 2” proves to be just as funny as the first, matching its crass humor and wit.

“Deadpool 2” proves to be just as funny as the first, matching its crass humor and wit.

Photo courtesy of Word Of The Nerd

“Deadpool 2” proves to be just as funny as the first, matching its crass humor and wit.

Photo courtesy of Word Of The Nerd

Photo courtesy of Word Of The Nerd

“Deadpool 2” proves to be just as funny as the first, matching its crass humor and wit.

Michael Barry, Staff Writer

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Warning: This review contains spoilers from the first Deadpool movie, which, if you’re reading a review about “Deadpool 2,” you should have seen the first movie by now. 

With the success of Marvel’s new installment of the Avengers franchise, “Infinity War Part 1”, expectations for “Deadpool 2” are running high.

The first “Deadpool” movie, released in 2016, was massively successful, grossing $783 million over a $58 million budget. 

The movie broke new ground for R rated superhero movies, with everything to excite your average 12-year-old viewer, who convinced his mom that it couldn’t be that bad because it was a superhero movie.

“Deadpool” revolved around Wade Wilson, played by Ryan Reynolds, an ex-special forces mercenary who beats up people for money. In the movie, Wilson describes himself as a “bad guy who gets paid to beat up worse guys.”

Wilson meets Vanessa, played by Morena Baccarin, and they connect after swapping stories about their terrible lives. 

Once the two decide to get married, Wilson finds out he has terminal cancer that cannot be cured by conventional means. He is then recruited by a group of men who want to make their own super soldiers though inlying mutant genes, under the guise that they will cure his cancer and make him “better than better.” 

Wade is tortured by Francis, played by Edward Skrein, a corrupt doctor who is experimenting on people to gain mutant powers of his own. 

Francis uses a chamber which pumps out all oxygen in an attempt to extract Wilson’s inlaying mutant genes, which give him the power to heal any wound that is inflicted on him, including severed limbs and bullet holes. But his face is mutilated in the process due to his cancer.

Wilson breaks out of his chamber and destroys the facility where he is being held.

Wade fights Francis, who has gained all of his powers without the ramifications of the deformed face. At the end of the fight, Francis tells Wilson that he could have cured his cancer had he stayed just a little longer in an attempt to mess with his mind in what he perceives as Wilson’s final moments.

 Wilson, now under the superhero name Deadpool, hunts down Francis and everyone he knows in an attempt to find a cure for his face. 

Deadpool learns from the recruiter where Francis is. Francis kidnaps Vanessa when he realises that Wilson is still alive. 

Deadpool fights him on an decommissioned aircraft carrier, and rescues Vanessa from the same chamber that Wilson was tortured in.

The first movie was good, but it had several one liners that weren’t all that funny. “Deadpool” did have a relatively small budget for this kind of a movie, compared to the 2012 movie “The Avengers,” which had a budget of $220 million. 

Fox and Marvel both didn’t want the movie to happen because it would be an “R” rated superhero movie, but with the persistence of Reynolds, the movie was made. 

“Deadpool 2” does everything the first movie did, but better. “Deadpool 2” had a budget of $110 million, double of that of the first movie. 

The movie did not constantly reference back to the first, and even while giving away some of the jokes in the trailer, it still contained a hell of a lot more laughs. 

The action scenes were well executed, and the special effects were fine, though you could tell when some things were fake. 

Reynolds portrayed Wilson wonderfully. 

Josh Brolin, who voiced Thanos in “Infinity War,” did a good job of portraying Cable, one of the antagonists of the movie. Viewers understood his motives, and I at least felt for him sometimes.

T.J. Miller plays Weasel, but  he won’t be back for the third installment of the franchise after being accused of sexual assault and recently calling in a fake bomb threat on an Amtrak train. Reynolds said the third “Deadpool” film is already being planned.

 Miller had a lot less screen time in this movie, and wasn’t as great of a character as he was in the original. It seemed to be less of the scripts fault and more due to failures as an actor in the movie. 

My only major complaint, besides a few plot holes, with this movie is its overuse of the “f word”.  The movie uses it in stupid ways that no one has used before. (For instance, Wilson says “f” nuggets), which gets kind of bothersome. 

But Deadpool is built around the fact that he can say “f” as many “f-ing” times as he wants, and no other movie can. I’m sure it would still be as successful of a movie if he replaced every word with “f”.

Overall, “Deadpool 2” is a movie I would recommend seeing it in theatres, as it has something in it to make everyone happy. Anything else I might say about this movie would most likely spoil it, as it has many twists and turns that no one sees coming. 

I’ll definitely be seeing this movie again in a few days, just so I can get an idea of the quality of the script, as it was hard to hear the dialogue between characters over the consistent laughing of the audience.

After I walked into this movie, a man with his 10-12 year old son walked in and sat next to me. 

I didn’t hear him laugh the entire movie (his son did) and he left very pissed off. I’m assuming he fell victim to his son telling him that “It’s a superhero movie, it can’t be that bad, Dad!”

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