Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

The Rotten Tomatoes Rating For Deadpool 2 Is Here

The Rotten Tomatoes Rating For Deadpool 2 Is Here

That being said, any further film, be it a team-up or standalone, will hinge heavily on the box office numbers for Deadpool 2. Returning pal Blind Al (Leslie Uggams) tells him, "You can't really live until you've died a little" - a poke at his top-notch healing ability as well as a theme that sinks in between guffaw-worthy moments and complete craziness. The problem, though, is the kind of jokes that the first Deadpool was telling felt risky and against convention.

Nobody expected the first Deadpool movie to be a hit. But once the movie gets past this and the staples of the first film and finally introduces Brolin's Cable along with a mutant child named Russell played by Hunt for the Wilder People star Julian Dennison, things finally start to come together, although the first half of the second act also drags with a prison sequence that makes the film feel like it's going nowhere. Here's hoping Deadpool 2 lives up to the hype when it hits theaters this Friday. I'm not sure I even cracked a smile, so much as a chuckle.

Deadpool 2 will clearly find its audience, and it'll be the most mirthless of minds that gets no chuckle from it. We're getting one every few months now and, even though superhero fatigue is probably in no danger of truly happening soon, it may be tough to get genuinely amped for each one of these movies like in years past, but this is something worth getting excited for. It was a decade-long labour of love to pretty much drag it to the screen in the first place. No, in the world of Deadpool, even the boring end credits are studded with jokes and teases.

Deadpool 2's other cast members, including Zazie Beetz who plays Domino, were also pictured at the event.

In nearly every respect, this sequel is an improvement on its 2016 predecessor: Sharper, grosser, more narratively coherent and funnier overall, with a few welcome new additions. And there is a lot of new stuff. As it is, Deadpool 2 is a film that is merely aggressively aggressive.

From the newcomers though, it's Hunt For The Wilderpeople star Julian Dennison who nearly threatens to still the 'Pool's thunder - brilliantly portraying the character's inability to effectively deal with his newfound powers, along with some comic timing that is nearly on par with the main star. "It's just the best". The more time we spend with him, and his constant bristling with Deadpool both physically and socially, I was quickly put into mind of that old Fabian Nicieza series from more than a decade ago. It's hard not, in the very early stages too, to feel like you're in safe hands. A couple of times I found myself anticipating a punchline during a gut-wrenching moment, or still digesting a sad moment as a silly one came along to interrupt it. Some critics are more muted in their praise, pointing out what they believe to be ethnic stereotypes among supporting characters and some obvious franchise-building with its new X-Force team.

Cable's got good reason to be bummed out, as we learn, but the film barely gives us any time to process his tragic backstory.

"See, when you make a sequel you have to double-down on your promotions, or you just get buried by Infinity War".

But that's okay. There'll be plenty of time to explore his backstory later on.

Will you be checking out Deadpool 2 when it comes out this weekend?

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