Movie Review: Everyone’s Favorite Mutant Regenerated for Sequel
By Miya Murata and Aryanna Zavala
The regenerative superhuman Wade Wilson, also known as “Deadpool” returns for a sequel and once again beats any enemy that comes his way. Deadpool’s funny and silly personality also repeats in Deadpool 2 and makes the audience remember why they love him so much. The film was released on May 10, which was only three weeks after Avengers: Infinity War, a concern for ticket sales. The film had nothing to fear, Deadpool 2 made about $300 million at the box office in its opening week. In its first week, Deadpool 2 beat Avengers: Infinity War by making a little over $125.5 million, resulting in film being the top grossing movie of the week.
For those who need a refresher or have not seen the first film (why haven’t you?), Deadpool is the moniker used by Wade Wilson after an experiment gone wrong. He was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal cancer and signed up for a new treatment to cure his cancer. The procedure made him immortal and impossible to kill, but also severely disfigured his face. In the second film Deadpool battles a new enemy that goes by the name of Cable, who is after a mutant. This film introduces many new characters, some who are well known online, while also bringing back old characters that the audience loved in the first film.
The quality of the second film was in question because it was announced in 2016 that Tim Miller, the director from the first film would not be returning due to creative differences with Ryan Reynolds. Deadpool 2 named David Leitch as the new director for the franchise. Any doubts about the film diminished when it quickly duplicated the success of the first film which is in great part due to the use of same dark humor that pervaded the first installment. According to a critic from the Washington Post, “Deadpool 2’s real submersive superpower is the ability to laugh, unsparingly, at itself.” The film received a score of 82% from Rotten Tomatoes, which was one percent less than the first film.
Fans loved the film and appreciated its humor and the lively characters that made the movie what it is. It had its signature gore yet entertaining scenes that Deadpool is known for. Fans and movie-goers alike love the witty and new world anti-hero that makes its humor-vibe thrive. The film is different than other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it allows the writers and directors to have creative freedom with its R rating. The film is not tied with the other films in the MCU, so they can write any plot that they wish and it will not affect the other films, which is great because it gives the audience a refreshing film to watch. Overall, the film was great and is definitely worth watching.
There is not much known about Deadpool 3 but a threequel would surely excite the fans and make a lot of money in the box office. The third installment has not been announced but fans will be eagerly waiting its arrival.