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Deadpool 2 Blu Ray Release Date and Special Features

I was a little mixed on Deadpool 2 when it came out in May.  If I had known the entire summer after it was about to do a group dive down the toilet I really would have cherished the experience more.  A day after Fox announced that it would screen an uncut version of the film at San Diego Comic-Con, it announced the digital and home video release date for the film along with a slew of special features.  The film will release digitally on August 7, 2018, and on 4K and Blu Ray August 21, 2018.  More details below from Coming Soon. Continue reading Deadpool 2 Blu Ray Release Date and Special Features

Movie Review: Deadpool 2 (2018) *Mixed Bag of Maximum Effort*

Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2
I think it’s fair to say that rarely has a film’s cast and crew been happier to make a sequel than Deadpool 2’sDeadpool was a giant surprise in 2016.  Surprising in that it ever happened period, and that what we got was so good.  Deadpool 2 gleefully jumps back into the Merc With a Mouth’s world, but the results this time are hit and miss.  Overall, it hits a lot more than it misses, and if you liked the first film, you’ll like the sequel.  It is, however, like a lot of sequels, a bag of diminishing returns.  Going to get a bit spoilery below so warnings all around.
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My Favorite Scene: Deadpool (2016) “Deadpool vs. Colossus”

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Deadpool was a wildly successful surprise in 2016 because it gleefully embraced the character and gave comic book fans and movie fans in general a hysterically inventive impish bag of just plain wrong. Deadpool’s hyper violence and super embrace of its R-Rating isn’t an indication that all super hero films need to be R-Rated, but Deadpool is an R-Rated character and one that Ryan Reynolds gets to a disturbing degree. After seeing the character maligned in the regrettable X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Reynolds made it a personal crusade to get an unplugged Deadpool onscreen and was rewarded with huge box office and a Golden Globe nomination.

Deadpool doesn’t work because it’s hyper violent and contains possibly the most amazingly inventive bag of swearing I’ve ever beheld (and I-no joke-used to live on the docks). It works because THAT is who Deadpool is, and Reynolds manages to still make the sociopathic fourth-wall-breaking mutant relatable, sympathetic, and somehow endearing despite the mayhem he leaves in his wake. Picking a favorite example of that is tough, but I love the contrast between Colossus, occupying the opposite end of the moral spectrum in the X-Universe, and Wade. Watching Deadpool literally pulverize himself while trying to beat up Colossus may be the hardest I laughed in a film that consistently entertains start to finish. Deadpool 2 has a tough act to follow.

Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool

Deadpool 2 Trailer #2 (2018) “We’re Going to Form a Super Duper Team”

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The insanity that is Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool will be back for more on May 18th, but this time with his partner: bounty hunter for the future and perpetual crankypants – Cable.  Josh Brolin is pulling heavy superhero duty between Deadpool 2 and Avengers: Infinity War in May.  The final trailer for the film delves more into X-Force’s roster, and gives the barebones for the film’s plot while also taking time to be utterly absurd (and honestly, would we have it any other way?).  DP2 tickets are available for presale now.  The film opens in theaters May 18, 2018. Continue reading Deadpool 2 Trailer #2 (2018) “We’re Going to Form a Super Duper Team”

Deadpool 2 Trailer #1 (2018) *They Will Call Us X-FORCE!*

RED BAND TRAILER WARNING….SERIOUSLY…..I AM NOT KIDDING…..OK, WARNED YOU.

The insanity that is Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool will be back for more on May 18th, but this time with his partner: bounty hunter for the future and perpetual crankypants – Cable.  Josh Brolin is pulling heavy superhero duty between Deadpool 2 and Avengers: Infinity War in May.  The marketing for this film has been utter nonsense, which is just what it should be as nothing says total absurdity quite like Deadpool or a world in which a Deadpool franchise is a huge success.  This is the first trailer that actually reveals much about the film’s plot, which looks like the genesis for some X-Force films (the taxi driver is back and so is TJ Miller, that’s all I need to know).  FOX has jumped Deadpool 2 from opening the week after Solo: A Star Wars Story to now opening May 18, 2018 (the week before Solo and three weeks after Avengers….why does no one ever release films in August….WE WILL STILL GO!!!).  DP2 will have a lot of work to do to top the first installment, but the thing about sequels is, they generally open MUCH bigger than the original, so expect a new record for an R-Rated film opening. Continue reading Deadpool 2 Trailer #1 (2018) *They Will Call Us X-FORCE!*