Film Review: Deadpool 2 (2018)

The original Deadpool was fantastic: a fresh, self-deprecating twist on superhero movies that was filled with in-jokes, laughs, and direct-to-camera gags.

Deadpool 2 is more of the same, and I don’t mean that in a good way.

Coupling Deadpool with a mini-X-Men cast (yes, the “closing the door” gag was funny) seemed to me to be lazy writing. It didn’t add to the Deadpool story, it just gave the writers an easy framework that they could hang lots of funny jokes on.

It was entertaining, I laughed a fair bit, but it was too long, and some of the jokes laboured (the parachuting-death joke, for example).

I would have preferred to see another Deadpool movie, not a Deadpool – X-men mashup.

I give this film 6.5 / 10.