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Deadpool 2 - Movie Review

5 stars

Hey, Meatsicle! Get your ass some popcorn and go to the show this weekend. Another round of great comic book sendoffs has been sent to theaters and you don’t want to miss this shit. At all.  

Tear down this wall. Mr. Gorbachev did it and so does Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, continuing as only he can in that wily Van Wilder way he has, to tear down the 4th wall and address the audience throughout the manic events of Deadpool 2. This film makes “you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence” with one wallop after another, doubling down on the violence of the first in this series.  The result is that the new tale is as good as the first film and that, my friends, means good things for those hardcore Deadheads out there.

And wait until you see what regenerates this time!

Written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Ryan Reynolds, you’ll be wisecracking all the way to the emergency room, Cowpokes and Curly Sues. And most of it has to do with the SHOCKING and SINCERE bond that develops between a disturbed young mutant named Russell (Julian Dennison) and our titular anti-hero. Ah, he DOES have feelings! Maybe the whole Blind Al (Leslie Uggams) ‘ship will pay off after all!

 

"Deadpool 2 is the tasty comedic desert to the shocking (but filling) main course that was Infinity War."


 

At the beginning of the movie, well, bad shit happens to Wilson. Really bad shit. It takes him awhile to climb above the darkness in his life and, when he does, he comes rebounding with a sense of purpose (and angst at most Marvel and Disney properties now that Twentieth Century Fox is in step) that really serves this film well. We also have returning Colossus (voiced by Stefan Kapicic) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) to make his homecoming feel oh so sweet.

This time, though, Wade Wilson’s adventures are a bit more action-oriented as he goes about assembling a makeshift version of The X-Force – with Terry Crews as Bedlam, Lewis Tan as Shatterstar, Bill Skarsgård as Zeitgeist, and Rob Delaney as, wait for it, Peter – as Josh Brolin as Cage shows up looking and acting all Terminator-like with regards to Firefist…er…the boy wonder Russell. Put into all this a skydiving scene that is damned fantastic and oh so very funny and, yeah, Deadpool 2 is easily (and enthusiastically) mounting its original outing and getting prepared for the wildest lay of its life.

Deadpool 2 - Blu-ray Review

Don’t worry, though. The hilarious jokes and jabs are there (with plenty of references to other movies) and so are the many, many zippy pop culture references that go flying by, begging for repeat viewings. The jabs are fiercer than the original and, as if it is even possible, even funnier, too. Hell, this time we even get a fair share of surprise cameos to make us feel all so very special on the inside. Get the lube ready!

With “luck is not a super power” Domino (Zazie Beetz) making her debut appearance here, his good guy status is set in place even as he protects those mutants laughed out of the X-Men academy. Deadpool 2 is the tasty comedic desert to the shocking (but filling) main course that was Infinity War.

Marvel, like the red-vined candy you are currently choking on, continues to make mouths happy.

Deadpool 2 - Movie Review

MPAA Rating: R.
Runtime:
119 mins
Director
: David Leitch
Writer:
Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
Cast:
Josh Brolin, Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin
Genre
: Sci-fi | Comedy
Tagline:
Prepare for the second coming.
Memorable Movie Quote: "So, from our family to yours, keep your pants dry, your dreams wet, and remember, hugs not drugs."
Theatrical Distributor:
Twentieth Century Fox
Official Site: www.deadpool.com/
Release Date:
May 17, 2018
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date:
August 21, 2018
Synopsis: Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy of supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling mutant, Cable.

Deadpool 2 - Blu-ray Review

Home Video Distributor: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Available on Blu-ray - August 21, 2018
Screen Formats: 2.40:1
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Audio: English: Dolby Atmos; English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1; Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1; French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Discs: Blu-ray Disc; Four-disc set; Digital copy; Movies Anywhere; 4K Ultra HD
Region Encoding: Locked to Region A

As usual, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has done a superb transfer of the film. Deadpool 2's AVC encoded 1080p transfer (in 2.39:1) video transfer is simply amazing. Shot digitally, the transfer is crisply detailed and both shinnies and shimmies its way into your body and soul with its hysterical take on the whole comic book movie genre. The colors are bold and, complete with deep blacks and pulpy reds, offer a nice depth to the picture. The transfer has sharp textures and details throughout. Even knee deep the action, the attention to detail is specific and pretty glorious. The DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 track is the perfect complement to the hard-hitting action.

Supplements:

Commentary:

The hilarity continues with the audio commentary by Ryan Reynolds, David Leitch, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. It is available on the theatrical cut only.

Special Features:

Look, you can go to any retailer and pick up a copy of Deadpool 2 with differing covers and contents.  I am not about to wade into the muck and mire of the choices; to each his or her own. Just know that with the extended cut, you get 15 minutes of content that wasn’t included in the theatrical version.  The rest of the supplementals, totally legit, speak for themselves.  Fans might be confused about which version to buy, but they definitely won’t be disappointed.

  • Deleted/Extended Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Deadpool Family Values: Cast of Characters
  • David Leitch Not Lynch: Directing DP2
  • Deadpool’s Lips are Sealed: Secrets and Easter Eggs
  • Until Your Face Hurts: Alt Takes
  • Roll with the Punches: Actions and Stunts
  • The Deadpool Prison Experiment
  • The Most Important X-Force Member
  • Chess with Omega Red
  • Swole and Sexy
  • "3-Minute Monologue"
  • Deadpool’s Fun Sack 2
  • Stills

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