Last Thursday, GAS contributor Denis Lalumière saw Deadpool II in a press view event. Here is his review:
Deadpool 2 is everything I was hoping for, and maybe a little bit too much of it. Let me explain it in the ways of Mark Hamill: “I love ice cream, but I don’t eat ice cream three times a day.” These days, there is much to laugh at through comic book movie adaptations. Deadpool 2 brings in too much comedic material for just one movie. It would be like having the complete Twilight saga shoved down your throat in two hours…
The movie freely develops the characters of the Deadpool universe and beyond, has amazing CGI that will satisfy every geek, and made me laugh to tears many times, but don’t get me wrong; even though Deadpool 2 is as good as its predecessor, at one point, I truly felt like I’ve had enough.
Although I honestly kept enjoying it, the element of surprise wasn’t there anymore. You know? Like when you’re watching the third act of the fourth sequel of Scary Movie? Yeah, just like that! But who could blame the production crew for wanting to super charge the same old recipe that made the first one so effsickling perfect? And I did see the best and funniest after-credit scene ever presented in a Marvel superhero movie from any production studio!
On a more personal note, I would have enjoyed more Cable, Domino and Shatterstar, but that’s just me. It all depends on your knowledge of the Deadpool Universe and of its characters.
I highly recommend you see it as soon as possible and enjoy this amazingly energy-packed experience.
DEADPOOL 2 | In Theatres on May 18, 2018
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Action/Adventure / Comedy
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