The next big tentpole movie of the year has had its first screenings and now those who were lucky enough to see Deadpool 2 are talking about what they thought. Is the sequel as good as the original? In a word, yes. The vast majority of responses seem to feel that not only was Deadpool 2 a worthy successor, in many ways, it exceeded the original. Our own Sean O’Connell says that Deadpool 2 successfully builds on the original but also improves on it, and you can’t really beat that.
So, #DEADPOOL2 is the perfect sequel. Doubles down on everything that fans love about the original, and fixes some of that film's issues. Huge, huge laughs that play the audience like a fiddle. @VancityReynolds destroys as Wade. Great action, fantastic comic nods. A killer ride! pic.twitter.com/KaM8gUT2Jf
— Sean O'Connell (@Sean_OConnell) May 10, 2018
It seems that most everybody was a fan ofthe first Deadpool, but that’s not entirely true. There are always those with different opinions. The good news there is that not only do the people who liked the first movie think this is an improvement, people who didn’t like the first movie, like Matt Singer from Screen Crush liked Deadpool 2, more, so if that’s you, there’s a good chance there’s still something worthwhile here.
I liked DEADPOOL 2 more than the first one (which I wasn’t a huge fan of). Slow to start but all the stuff with X-Force and Cable (and Peter!) works surprisingly well.
— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) May 10, 2018
If you were a fan of Deadpool, then you probably loved all the pop culture references, the inside jokes, and the fourth wall breaking that the character is known for and that the first movie had in spades. Guess what, the sequel has it all too. Whether you’re a fan of superhero movies, or sick of them, as Thom Geier of The Wrap says, it’s got you covered. It also includes one superhero movie cliche, the post-credits sequence, that outdoes most of what came before.
#Deadpool2 is a feast for pop culture geeks who are sick of superhero movie cliches — with the most satisfying post-credits scene in recent memory.
— Thom Geier (@thomgeier) May 10, 2018
With Deadpool 2 being the second big superhero movie in less than a month, the comparisons to Avengers: Infinity War are obviously going to happen. Surprisingly, some of those comparisons aren’t going the way you might expect.
Deadpool 2 is better than Infinity War????
— alex (@alex_abads) May 10, 2018
We’ll have to wait for next week to get full reviews for Deadpool 2, but the initial response is overwhelmingly positive. If you’ve been waiting for the return of the Merc with a Mouth, it looks like the wait might be worth it.