Rating: R, Time: 1hr 59min, Director: David Leitch, Cast on IMDb
So was this as good as the first Deadpool?
It depends on who you ask. My wife couldn't make it past the first scenes of Deadpool 1 with the ascine humor making fun of itself. But this is a superhero movie... its all made up folks! So I loved the first movie and had lower expectations for the 2nd time. In the past, sequels were usually worse and killed off after the third installment. See Smokey and the Bandit 3 vs. the first film in the franchise if you want to know why. Anyway, all that said, this may be even better than Deadpool 1; Marvel really knocks it out of the park. The humor is even more over the top with ridiculous scenes, and cynicism of Deadpool and movie making. I really enjoyed it thoroughly and thought some of the jokes were just so well played.
How did you like the villain Cable?
At first, you are guessing who is this guy. (since I didn't read the comics before). His back story actually becomes a twist in the plot as his motives make him be less evil and even maybe heroic. He seems to be unbeatable, which is good since Deadpool is nearly invincible. He has little humor, so Deadpool plays well up against this villain from the future.
What about Deadpool's true love Vanessa?
Well as they say in Hollywood, every great action movie has a great love story. So they have Vanessa in this film, but she is played like an overly long cameo more or less. I think they really drug out the love story here in some parts and could likely pair back a few minutes of the footage. I guess we all love a great love story, but this one, although rings authentic and is crucial to some of the plot twists, you feel like the end scenes could have been definitely trimmed a bit.
Were there other crucial characters?
Well, they introduce the first overweight kid superhero in this film called Russell. I understand it from a demographics standpoint for Hollywood maybe especially with the growing obesity epidemic in the US and Europe, but I don't know if it was necessary. I mean all these comics usually don't have overweight cast, but I guess it works. You grow to like the character over the film and see how he develops. He is crucial to the final scenes. It would be the one thing I would cast differently, but this kid's acting is solid.
Would you change anything in the film?
I think just the overly long love scenes with Vanessa. I think they could have shown more depth to her character maybe with better lines/scenes, but it is what it is. In this case, I think they underplayed her as an actress in kind of a typical damsel in distress role vs. a more meatier character like Furiousa in Mad Max: Fury Road. It was a bit of a shame since she's fairly in depth in Deadpool 1.
Do you have any art related to the film?
I would say kind of. I have done a bit of superhero art, but I like the energy in the work below. It has the fast pace action of Deadpool, bold crazy yellow, which rings true to wild stunts in Deadpool and the piercing shards of light that resemble all the times Deadpool is shot at over the film. I name this the "Accidental Atomic Aloha" from the dreadly false atomic alarm that was sounded off in Hawaii under the leading up to the Korean summit between Trump and Kim regime. My title is very cynical like Deadpool and dealing with a very serious topic, while Deadpool is more a personal drama story of family in a way.
Accidental Atomic Ahoha - 48 x 48 inches