851. Deadpool 2

Title: Deadpool 2
Director: David Leitch
Year: 2018
Run time: 1hr 59m

“The sequel to the first one.”

Live blog

3:30 – “Donde esta la biblioteca?”
4:02 – Fight montage to Dolly is the shizz.
9:53 – You can’t decide your child should only have one name. Not even Todd!
14:27 – Deadpool rage is the scariest kind of rage.
16:20 – Oh no, we need to watch John Wick.
17:05 – “I loved her like an ocean loves water.”
23:50 – The X-Men shutting the door quietly is legit the best thing I’ve ever seen.
29:57 – I can’t believe that kid knows RoboCop.
34:34 – “Is there, like, a Sorting Hat?”
40:45 – The kid is rubbish but I like his persistence.
47:02 – What three questions would you ask someone from the future?
55:43 – “I’ll know when I know. Everything usually works out for me.”
56:17 – Rob Delaney is in this???
1:00:33 – “I’d never let anything happen to you, sugar bear.”
1:05:25 – Luck as a superpower is really interesting.
1:11:09 – I don’t remember him being so Stretch Armstrong in the first one. Am I crazy?
1:15:19 – “You must be wondering why I didn’t call you here.”
1:17:38 – I’m really worried about this bear. No bear gets this much screen time.
1:22:35 – What is up with all the Say Anything references? EVERY DAMN FILM.
1:24:07 – Love that he’s gaffe taped up his suit.
1:28:44 – Ryan Reynolds just called out the bit of the film Mr C hates. Big CGI bit coming up!
1:38:24 – “I hope the Academy is watching.”
1:43:20 – Forgot what Reynolds actually looked like.
1:49:04 – X-hausting.
1:53:34 – I feel like he’s misusing his power.

Conclusions

You know what you’re getting into with a Deadpool film – that intensely meta, self-aware nonsense packed with references and jokes that are impossible to keep up with, but also managing to fit in some semblance of a recognisable superhero story with a satisfying conclusion.

It’s hard not to like these films, although I don’t think I enjoyed this one quite so much as the first – perhaps because the element of surprise had gone. And I had two minor quibbles with it. The first being that I really don’t remember Deadpool being quite so indestructible, perhaps that’s just my brain but ripping in half wasn’t the most pleasant thing I’ve seen.

Also, if you don’t take yourself seriously as a film, at all, for even a single moment, then it’s hard for me to buy in to the more emotional moments. I’m not letting my guard down Deadpool, you’re not fooling me.

But it doesn’t matter, because for every quibble, there’s a moment of genius that more than makes up for it. Keep it up, Deadpool!

Rating: 5/5.