Hot Take: Decent follow-up that obliterates the fourth wall. It’s more of the same BUT that’s a good thing. It does occasionally get too smug but sequels have a habit of smelling themselves, don’t they?
I was never a big Ryan Reynolds fan. I think I once had an argument about the movie Just Friends with my brother and said some pretty harsh things about how I felt Reynolds was completely overrated. (Note: This isn’t making me want to go back and re-watch Just Friends to see if I have a different opinion. I still think it’s a pretty shitty movie. Just sayin’!) There are roles that actors can get, though, that they are just made for. Reynolds has the luxury of getting a second crack at the role after the first time in the role (in a supporting role as Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine). In Deadpool, Reynolds turned the superhero genre on its ear with a wise-cracking send-up of superhero flicks but also a serious kick-ass action-packed comic book film that captures the essence of the comic it was based on. Now, in the sequel, Reynolds establishes the fact that he was made for this role and gives those of us who’ve been poking fun at this whole comic book film renaissance something to laugh at AND again delivers another really solid comic book film that comic fanboys should enjoy, too. It doesn’t quite get to the level the first film does but that is mostly because of the novelty of the film’s premise wearing off and not the typical things that cause the demise of a sequel.Read More →