Deadpool 2 finally hits theaters this week, and with it – come the first reviews. Initially, some fans were worried after rumors of disastrous test screenings came to light (which were later denied), but overall, the film has had some pretty positive buzz. The reviews for the movie suggest that fans who enjoyed the first movie, will most likely enjoy the new sequel, as it currently sports an 84% on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of writing this article.
The Atlantic: The direction by David Leitch is brisk and fluid, and the script, which Reynolds co-wrote with Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick is, as noted, a substantial upgrade on that earlier effort.
The Washington Post: It is a fairly brilliant sendup of comic-book action movies, as well as also being an excellent example of one.
RogerEbert.com: The result feels a bit like a lavishly produced, superhero- and supervillain-stocked standup comedy special, with fight scenes, chases and explosions spliced into footage of the hero telling you about the wild couple of weeks he just had.
Toronto Star: Seriously subversive, seriously funny, seriously profane, occasionally even serious, Deadpool 2 is the best kind of cinematic entertainment. Seriously.
Herald Sun: Even at a generous running time of 120 minutes, Deadpool 2 still packs a stack of fresh, fast and furious material into the mix, which all but guarantees hard line fans will up for a repeat viewing sooner than later.
Metro: With action, laughs, and a post-credits scene worth catching, Deadpool 2 is a sequel that feels necessary.
Akron Beacon Journal: The sequel is not a letdown. It may not be as refreshingly clever as the first Deadpool, but it certainly delivers in laughs and lunacy.
Time Out: It’s a long movie and when its star isn’t on screen and cracking wise, the boundary-pushing shocks and endless self-references wear thin.
Village Voice: Rather than face its own moral incoherence, Deadpool 2 blinks.
Vanity Fair: Unfortunately, two movies in, the Deadpool franchise has not only already run out of jokes-it’s become everything it was supposed to hate.
Little White Lies: Wants so badly to be something more interesting than it really is.
Los Angeles Times: The film’s impulse to profess a knowing, snarky superiority can become painfully awkward.
So there you have it. Most people have enjoyed the film, while some didn’t really care for it. You can make your own decision when the movie hits theaters everywhere this Friday.
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