Following some wildly successful screenings last week, reviews for Deadpool 2 have finally started to surface online. There has been quite a bit of anticipation about whether or not David Leitch's sequel could live up to Tim Miller's Deadpool, but according to CinemaBlend's own Sean O'Connell, it sounds like it has succeeded. Sean wrote:
So, it looks like we can expect a lot of what made the original Deadpool work. Per Sean's review of the highly-anticipated sequel, there's plenty of laughter to go around, along with some great emotion and creativity. Sure, the first film as a massive success, but it seems that everyone involved in the X-Men franchise spinoff has made a point to not slow down the Ryan Reynolds smartass train.
The Total Film review of Deadpool 2 heaped similar praise on the film for its onslaught of comedy, with the added caveat that the film's plot doesn't entirely work. Nevertheless, it's worth remembering that this is a movie more about style and tone than it is about proper narrative structure. They wrote:
Then there's Rolling Stone's take on Deadpool 2, which acknowledges just how much it throws at the wall, and how much of it surprisingly sticks. Rolling Stone wrote:
Of course, not every review of Deadpool 2 has been glowingly positive. In fact, while NPR noted that the film does have some solid jokes, it also pointed out that the film may be a bit too self-referential for its own good. NPR wrote:
Now that we've gone through all of those reviews, it's time to decide for yourself if you want to see Deadpool 2. The film will debut this weekend on May 18, so check it out if you're a fan of the Merc with the Mouth and check out our 2018 movie premiere guide to see what other movies are on the horizon this year!