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Deadpool 2 (2018)

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  1. Robert Crawford

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    Sorry about that, multi-tasking and this old pea brain gets mixed up at times.
     
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    Reports are now that DP2 will open with about $130 million, about the same as the first one.
     
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    I liked the first one when I saw it two years ago but haven't seen it since. Do I need to rewatch it before this one in order for this one to make sense, or will a general understanding of the character suffice?
     
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    No, you don't have to see the first one again.
     
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    It would probably actually help not to see the first one. We don’t see new movies this early, but because there are so many this summer and we were near our local imax we went today.

    Both of us really enjoyed it, but not nearly as much as the first one. Much of what happened in D2 was funny, but more of the same from D1. Much of the best humour was winking at the audience and making fun of movies in general. The material after and during the end credits is almost worth the price of admission itself.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I probably won't get to the theater until Sunday or Monday to see this and I was wondering if I 'needed' to see the first one again.
     
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    I laughed until tears poured down my cheeks. Loved it and hope there's a third one.
     
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    I liked it at least as much as the first one. Loved the credits too.
     
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    I think anyone who liked the first one is going to like this one too. The best jokes were the self-referential and self-deprecating stuff. The shock humor was like Family Guy to me- it got to be too much because while some of those gags were very, very funny, some of them missed the mark. Overall, you can't really rag on a movie for being too crazy because the whole point of it was to be crazy.
     
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    Yeah, but I still laughed out loud at some of the extreme violence.
     
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    Yeah, any time I winced at what happened to Deadpool, I'd also laugh. If you read the link that Tino provided a few posts back, they cut a joke after test screenings that sounds hilariously demented. It involves the mid-credits sequence
    with Deadpool shooting baby Hitler.
     
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    Except I didn't winced so what does that make me?
     
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    Neither did I. I just thought it would make me sound like a nicer person. :laugh:
     
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    I'm going to see this again tomorrow morning and use my Movie Pass before it expires June 1st.
     
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    I enjoyed it. Was definitely entertaining.

    I don’t think it quite matched the first one, but still a good time.
     
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    It didn't work for me.

    I enjoyed the first one, which I did end up watching again last night. But I think they took the wrong things away from it. This just doubled down on the violence and fourth-wall-breaking self-referential gags. But what really worked for me in the first one, which I felt was missing here, was the core emotional arc, which there was the love story with Wade and Vanessa. Here, they tried to accomplish a similar emotional pull with the bonding of the "family," but that didn't work for me because the new characters were poorly developed, and there didn't seem to be any reason to care about them. Brolin was much better as Thanos.

    The movie was perfectly competent, and not awful, but I just didn't get into it. Neither did the rest of my mostly empty audience. There were only a couple light chuckles throughout.

    The credits scene was great though. A++ for that scene, but I'd give the whole movie a C-.
     
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    I wouldn't say that the movie garnered a huge reaction but the crowd in my theater seemed to be into it and laughing fairly regularly. There was a couple in front of me who laughed at everything including the commercials and trailers prior to the movie so going by them, I think it was the funniest movie ever made.
     
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    My theater had adjacent showtimes at 12:30, 1:00, 1:30 (xD premium pricing), 2:00, 2:15 and 2:45. To be fair, I suspect that the multiple showtime options diluted the crowd, in that if you were to add everyone who attended one of those screenings together in a single one, it might have been full. But my 2:00 screening was not the least bit full. When I got there about 20 minutes ahead of time, there were literally four people there including me. I chose the 2:00 deliberately because it was in the largest screen that didn't involve an xD surcharge. However, by the time the movie started, there were maybe 30 or so people there tops, and I was the only one in my entire row.
     
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    Robert Crawford

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    That was your first mistake.:) I told you not to watch it again.;) Seriously, your type of reaction is something I expected from a number of people so I'm not surprise. Unless, you're into extreme violence, profanity, pop culture references and wink-wink jokes like me.:D
     
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