Following on from the success of Deadpool, it was pretty much certain that Deadpool 2 would not be far behind. This movie however comes just a number of weeks after the most recent film from the Marvel universe. This may ultimately decide how well this movie does at the box office. Unlike that movie however this is squarely aimed at the older younger people in the audience if that makes sense, a casual look at it’s rating quickly tells you that.
This movie is not afraid to poke fun at many things including itself and it’s main star Ryan Reynolds. Sometimes scenes work and work well, other times not so well. I think in essence if you liked the last movie you will like this one. I have to admit here however that I am a little more on the fence here. For each time that I laughed along there were moments that the movie dragged, became disjointed storywise and became a bit too smart and knowing for it’s own good.
There is a storyline of sorts but I feel that the movie suffers from the fact that the darker characters in the movie do not remain consistantly that way throughout the movie. You need a strong bad one to balance out the hero of sorts in this tale.
I suppose to finish up this movie knows what crowd it is playing to and is not afraid to give them what they want, just don’t forget the rest of the audience too.
We need to be entertained as well.