Skip to main content



Featured Post

Detective Pikachu Movie Review

Is Detective Pikachu the very best, like no film ever was? We review the first ever live action Pokémon movie
Should I Buy the Detective Pikachu?
Detective Pikachu could have been a disaster, but instead it's really a bit of a delight. A game cast, robust world-building, and a sharp script combine to produce a film that should appeal equally to new fans and nostalgia-driven millennials.
It's a low bar to clear, but this is the best videogame movie yet - by some way.





Deadpool 2 Movie Review

Deadpool 2 Movie Review
The Color of Funny

Battle-scarred and snarky, everyone's favorite costumed antihero Deadpool is back in action in the straightforwardly titled sequel, "Deadpool 2." If you saw the first "Deadpool," you know what to expect here: pitch black humor, plenty of meta-moments, and a fast-paced storyline that's long on violence but can't quite hide its surprisingly sentimental heart. The makers of "Deadpool 2" could have simply replicated these elements from the original 2016 crowd-pleaser and come away with another smash that would keep fans happy by giving them more of the same - but they didn't. With a gonzo energy that somehow outdoes the breakneck original and a dizzying disregard for the tenents of traditional superhero storytelling, "Deadpool 2" plays fast and loose with timelines, pummels the fourth wall to pieces, and manages to up the ante in a story that lives up to the original and then surpasses it with gleeful ease.

It's best to go into the first few minutes of this one with no expectations of what's about to happen, so let's skip ahead to the main plot: Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds, "The Hitman's Bodyguard"), aka Wade Wilson, joins forces with X-Men second-stringers Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead to intervene when a teenaged boy with mutant powers rebels against the orphanage where he's been held and abused, thus setting himself on a path as a potential killer in the making. Wade becomes a grudging protector to Russell (Julian Dennison, "Hunt for the Wilderpeople") aka Firefist, and tries to save him when grimly determined cyborg Cable (Josh Brolin, "Only the Brave") arrives from the future with righteous murder on his mind.

It's fairly standard stuff for a superhero story, but "Deadpool 2" uses this foundation as a springboard to let its hero mouth off hilariously, drop a staggering array of witty pop-culture references (I caught brisk asides on Harry Potter, "The Goonies," comics artist Rob Liefeld, and "The Human Centipede," to name just a few; others are too good to give away here), and anarchically upend many of the timeworn tropes that usually punctuate the genre. Mr. Reynolds was superb in the first film but here he surpasses himself, elevating glibness to a new artform that renders our hero's mouth a lethal weapon against enemies and comrades alike. He's equally effective at selling the self-consciously smarmy - wielding a boom-box to ape John Cusak's famous courting scene in "Say Anything" - and the pensively metaphysical, as the film heads in a between-worlds direction that further differentiates it from its predecessor.

What hasn't changed from the first outing is the presence of strong supporting players who both ground Mr. Reynolds's performance and give him lots to play off of. The venerable Leslie Uggams (Roots) returns to gamely play Wade's mysterious roommate Blind Al, and Karan Soni is back to gee-whiz his way amiably through the film as taxi driver turned would-be sidekick Dopinder. Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) is a strong new addition as Domino, who finds her way to Deadpool's crew through a help wanted ad and can hold her own against his perpetual banter. The film has a blast with a slew of other hopefuls who show up for the gig - again, it's too good to give it away, but be on the lookout for a couple of fun cameos.

Opposite Deadpool's cynical clowning is the glowering, mission-driven Cable. Mr. Brolin takes a solid run at the role, providing some depth to a character that initially seems determinedly one-dimensional. But as his backstory is sketched in a fuller picture emerges, and Mr. Brolin manages to elicit sympathy while remaining an appropriately humorless rock in the midst of a madcap maelstrom. Also balancing a couple of opposing goals is Mr. Dennison, who is at turns sweet, awkward, funny, and frightening as the young mutant just coming into his own powers and learning some hard lessons about morality and family.

"Deadpool 2" is clever at weaving in those messages about family and choices and consequences, but it's never unwittingly heavy-handed, and it doesn't hit pause for more than a moment or two to deliver its points. It's like a two-hour roller coaster set in a funhouse where you're never sure if you're going to see someone deliver a punchline or a punch. Do be warned: as this sequel ups the ante on the comedy front, it also dials up the violence, with fights that are longer, more extreme, and rendering some particularly grisly injuries. But if you can get past that it's great fun, with an infectious energy that makes this another one of those offerings that you really ought to see in a theater with a revved up crowd. Oh, and do get there early and prepare to stay until the last minute, because as much as "Deadpool 2" rewrites the book on genre films, it absolutely tears up that book when it comes to opening and closing credits. Bravo, team!



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts from this blog

Game Of Thrones Season 8 - End Game With Sinhala Subtitles

Nokia 7.1 Review

With Android One, great build quality and a sensible price the Nokia 7.1 is a winner in a crowded market. Here's our full review
Should I buy the Nokia 7.1?
The Nokia 7.1 is a familiar mid-range phone for the end of 2018: a notch, big bottom chin and dual cameras. But these cameras are pretty good, and the display is lovely.Its build quality is above average though, and with Android One on board and decent performance it’s an excellent mid-range phone with the advantage of three years of guaranteed security updates.

Nokia 7.1 Review: Hands-on

With Android One, great build quality and a sensible price the Nokia 7.1 could be a winner in a crowded market. Here's our hands on review By Henry Burrell | 5 hours ago
The Nokia 7.1 is a familiar mid-range phone for the end of 2018: a notch, big bottom chin and dual cameras.

Mark Zuckerberg Builds A Sleep Box For Wife To Have A Peaceful Sleep

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg expressed his love and gratitude by making an innovative wooden ‘sleep box’ for his wife Priscilla to have a peaceful sleep at night. The American tech entrepreneur, took his Instagram account and showed off his invention that helps his wife to sleep peacefully through the night as she cares for their children. The invention is known as the sleep box and emits a faint light between 6 am and 7 am so, Priscilla Chan can know that their two toddler daughters are about to wake up, without the need to have to check her phone.

Disney Plus Release Date, Price, Exclusive Shows & UK Launch

Here's what to expect from Disney's upcoming Netflix rival Disney+, including when it's launching, how much it'll cost, and what you'll be able to watch on it
Disney is the latest company to wade into the film and TV streaming game with Disney+ - or Disney Plus if you prefer - a new streaming service that will let you watch all of the Mouse House's best and brightest in one place.

Like Fan Page