The Lowedown on “Deadpool 2” (R – Theatrical – US)

Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2

or “Let’s make another comic book movie that makes fun of comic book movies.”

Two years ago, Ryan Reynolds made up for the story fiasco that was “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” by recreating Deadpool in proper fashion. In doing so, The Lowedown gave it a whopping 9.4 out of 10…placing it in my top 5 comic book movies of all time. Finally a justified rated R comic book movie to give my funny bone a wedgie. The mid-credits scene hinted to a second and that it would involve Cable…my anticipation was like a twenty-four month adrenalin rush.  I watched, I laughed, I cried, I cheered…the second was worth the wait.  Let’s Break it down in true Lowedown fashion…by scoring each aspect of the film.

Cast=10

The cast returns for the most anticipated sequel…that is crucial for a high cast score. Add in characters from other movies and newcomers like Domino and Cable and you have a recipe for some good sequel brownies. I give the cast score Maximum Effort…ten points.

Acting=8

It is a comic book movie after all…but the acting was solid. There were some touching moments and the comedy was top shelf (points for that will come later); which made for some good character development. No one really gets an Oscar nod for this, so commence with throwing a respectable eight points their way.

Plot=6

The plot was a little meh for me. I guess it was because the theatrical release of this fell after Infinity War that I wanted something more…how do I say…Earth shattering. It was fine to start the movie off and the story more than makes up for it…six points

Ending=10

It’s one thing to end with an Epic battle that could go either way…and then there’s Infinity War. Then there are some movies that end so surprising that you want to see it again right away to catch all the bits of climax goodness. Pay close attention to the ending…I loved it enough to hit it with ten points!!

Story=9

For a movie such as this, I want more than just a beginning, middle, and an end. I want to see a story continue from the first and throw some ties to the first film that could be so subtle that you can’t help but point them out.  Nine points for some great story plots.

Genre: Fantasy

Genre: Fantasy

Favorite Quote: “With this collar on, my superpower is just unbridled cancer. Give me a bow and arrow and I’m basically Hawkeye.”

Imagine=10

The key to any good Fantasy movie is in the imagination. Is it a world I would want to live in or be afraid of? either way…that’s what I want.  Come up with something crazy or interesting and I’m in. The scenes were second to none here…plus the subtle nuances really stood out to me (loved the way they did Domino’s power…just sayin’). Ten points for this sequel!!

CGI=10

Ok really?  The CGI is ridiculous here…the key with the CGI is to make it look great with no blurs and make it look like it’s supposed to. You’ve seen those CGI effects (not going to name any names, but he’s vulnerable to kryptonite) that they just didn’t do well.  Because of that one little problem, Justice League could not get full points. But Deadpool 2 can…great stuff and ten points awarded cause that did Colossus right and there’s another character besides Cable that they did right (not gonna spoil that one)

Pace=8

I want a good pace with most genres…except Dramas cause I expect to fall asleep. But fantasy movies have to keep me going with some weird visual or some background that differs from reality.  “Deadpool 2” did a solid job here…eight points.

Sub-Genre: Comic Book

Sub-Genre: Comic Book

Comic=8

When I see a comic book movie I want some basis to the actual comic book or graphic novel it comes from. I understand that they can’t copy everything, but don’t pull and X-Men Origins and make it unrecognizable.  I’ll give this an eight…there are some small differences but all in all a good job.

Funny=10

“You’re so dark. Are you sure you’re not from the DC universe?” This is one of those times where I want to give something an eleven. This movie has tons of dry wit and raunchy humor that I snorted during the film. Of course, I snorted at the trailer for “Tag”…my wife blames it on my immaturity and I just stick my tongue out at her.  Where was I?  oh yeah…Ten points!!!

My Score: 8.9

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