Over the weekend, I had the choice of watching Solo or Deadpool 2. I picked Deadpool 2, and according to the box office numbers, I wasn’t the only one.
It was an interesting movie. I think the allure of Wade Wilson as a character isn’t his fourth wall breaking, but rather his attitude in the face of adversity. If I was a teacher, I’d give him a gold star for his ability to laugh in the face of depression.
Except. This movie. It kinda went against that.
I won’t spoil the story, but it felt … depressing, rather than dark. A little bit like Deadpool was finding his “humanity.”
But isn’t that the point of Deadpool? Absurdity?
Deadpool just simply wasn’t as absurd as he was in the first Deadpool movie. He was more human, more believable. It’s up to you if that’s a bad thing or not. That isn’t to say absurd things don’t happen, or that the spunk isn’t there, because it is. It’s just toned down, in my opinion.
And that isn’t to say Deadpool 2 is a bad movie, because it simply isn’t. In fact, it’s a great movie. Is it better than the first Deadpool? No. Does it do the first Deadpool movie justice? Yes.
The new characters in the movie are also a bright spot. I loved Cable as a foil for Deadpool. Domino was also a welcome addition, a badass girl with confidence.
In short, if you liked the first Deadpool, you’ll like this movie, of course you will. And if you want more unicorns and falling in love with Death as a character, you’ll always have the comics.
Stephanie is a gamer, otaku, and your local friend who posts on Twitter too much. From Mississippi, she spends most of her free time prepping for her next convention or getting beaten at Overwatch. Follow her on Twitter.