Deadpool 2 (Super Duper Cut): More Blood, Tits, F-Bombs, and Pedophile Jokes

This movie is hilarious. At the same time it’s graphically action packed. That makes sense considering the new director, David Leitch (One of the guys that killed John Wick’s dog), is a former stunt choreographer. Deadpool 2 was pretty successful in the box office as well as with reviewers; most ssaying it lived up to the first. And then in true meta fashion, they released a super hero bonus cut with added scenes, different jokes, and way more blood.

The first Deadpool movie destroyed records and changed the way some people look at super hero movies in general. It not only was the most successful R rated movie of all time, but was the first Xmen movie in a while that made comic fans feel it gave the correct representation of the characters. So when I heard the sequel would have a different director, I was skeptical. The first movie was directed by Tim Miller, a rookie nobody. He and Ryan Reynolds worked extremely hard to get that first Deadpool out the door and it was a true passion project for both of them. Reports are that Ryan and Tim had disagreements on what the sequetl should be like, ultimately resulting in Tim leaving the project. Ryan and the writers got the character and jokes all put together perfectly, but Tim was the man behind the fights and action in the first movie, hence my worry for the second. But then they brought in David, one of the two directors for the first John Wick movie, and it fucking shows.

This movie ups the violence ten fold. The fight choreography is amazing. It’s so smooth, and the level of detail and complexity makes me want to watch those scenes over and over again, especially in the Super Duper Cut. In the early parts of the movie there is a montage of slaughter from Deadpool on various random people. Having watched the Blue Ray, I can tell you, a lot of stuff was removed from that scene for the theatrical version of the film. To be honest I dont love violence just for the sake of violence (actually I do..) but that isn’t this film. The fluid movements of the fighting made it more of a fun display of action instead just vulgar bloodshed. I would actually say its closer The Raid then say Punisher: Warzone. The best part is, DP wasn’t the only one getting in on the action .

This movie has a slew of new and returning characters and does a great job at expanding on this “Xmen off shoot film franchise.” Since the end of the first film, everyone was speculating on whom will play Cable. At first I wasn’t crazy about the casting of Thanos Josh Brolin, but he is ruthless and in my opinion his performance is great representation of the character from the comics. His straight man act paired with Deadpool’s insanity is hilarious. Domino, played by Zazie Beetz, makes her cinematic debut as well. Most of the audience fell in love with her and that was before they even saw the movie. She is actually pretty different the character from the comics, and no I’m not referring to the part about her now being black you bunch of racists like Cable. In this movie she’s a lot more carefree and easy going, which is the personality I think fits with her powers of “luck”. Also I bet her fight scenes were super fun to plan out. Colossus, Negasonic Teenage Warhead (along with her girlfriend Yukio), Dopinder, Blind Al, Weasel, and Vanessa all return. They get to expand their characters, which is nice. Vanessa’s character especially, played by Morena Baccarin, gets a very important change. I can’t tell you really anything about what happens because I’m strictly in a non-spoiler mood. But I want to point out that a lot of people are angry about what happens to the character. I however figured it was the studio’s way of turning her into a love interest from the comics that the studio didn’t have the rights for. And this way her and Deadpool have a more solid foundation for their love then just shoving in a new character for no reason.

Speaking of characters I can’t talk to you about because it’ll lead to spoilers…. The Juggernaut is in this movie. And he’s fucking perfect. He doesn’t get introduced for a long time and seems to be put in really just for one AMAZING fight scene, which we’ll get to in a second, but he is a great addition to the film. If you’re thinking about the haunting memory of the Juggernaut from Xmen 3, then you’re mistaken. This is a perfect representation of the character from the comics and he’s a fucking savage. The final act of the movie has this huge fight scene. Technically there’s like three of four fight scenes happening at once. And each have there different tones while all being a lethal spectacle. It was without a doubt one of most fun moments I had while watching in the theater….. but unfortunately the Super Duper Cut ruined that feeling when I watched the fight again at home.

Director’s cuts are a lot more rare then they should be. Maybe everyone is afraid there will be immense backlash like with the Star Wars or Blade Runner cuts. But for the most part they’re widely enjoyed. Recently there is a pop culture joke going around after the Batman vs Superman: Ultimate Cut, prompting a lot of fans to demand a Snyder Cut of the Justice League. Sadly there wasn’t. (I wasn’t actually wanting one that’s the “Synder cut” but I did want an extended version of that film seeings how there were entire scenes from trailer that weren’t in the movie!) Sorry about that little rant. Anyways, when Deadpool 2: The Super Duper Cut was announced I thought it was a genius meta joke that only Deadpool could pull off. And it worked for the most part. A good amount of jokes were changed that were way more morally ambiguous. There’s a scene with nudity for the people upset there wasn’t another strip club scene like in the first movie. As I mentioned before there is way more violence. And some of the new scenes actually helped develop the characters. But they also changed up the music in one very important part, the fight scene at the end of the movie. In the theaters the end fight scene was scored with ‘Welcome To the Party- by Diplo, French Montana, and Lil Pump ft. Zhavia.’ Now I get it if you don’t love the song personally but it it worked with the fast pace violence in the movie. The Super Duper Cut has the final fight scene with ‘Fight Dirty- by Guignol, Mischief Brew.’ I’ll let you google those two, you tell me which is better for hyping up a massive fight scene. Really though, the soundtrack isn’t the only issue I have with this movie.

I really liked a lot of parts in this film. And it does a lot of things better then the first Deadpool for sure. But this is not a better movie. Deadpool 2 doubles down on the reference jokes to the point of overdoing it sometimes. The movie will almost stop so a reference or dick joke can happen. Most work but some fell flat. Also there are a lot of jokes that are just redone from the first movie that I didn’t laugh at because well, I already heard them. There is an elaborate opening title sequence, that I felt like they were trying to outdo the sequence from first movie, that is really long and I didn’t care for it. But none of those are that big a deal compared to the plot. First off it takes way to long to get where it’s going. The first act is more jumbled and confusing then a Quentin Tarantino movie. The driving force of the movie was a kid, played by Julian Dennison. I honestly felt like his entire existence was pretty dumb. If you liked him that’s cool but I really wasn’t sympathetic to the character. He was unnecessary addition and I don’t think Deadpool would have went through so much effort to help him. Not to mention the end of the movie makes no sense. I’ll just say I haven’t met a single person yet, even people that loved the movie, that hasn’t thought “well that was just lazy writing”… actually even Deadpool says that too.

All and all though, it’s still a shit load of fun. And with all these new and growing characters, I’m really interested in seeing where the future of this franchise goes…. Oh wait. I totally forgot. I can’t actually put a Snappening verdict on this one. It’s out of my gauntlets. See Fox was bought by Disney. So the real life Thanos, Kevin Fiege, gets to make that choice. And seeing how Disney just fired James Gunn for making pedophile jokes, I’m not really hopeful for a movie franchise with them in it. But I really hope we get a third one, just imagine Deadpool along with the cast of the Avengers.

 

Movie watched and review written by: Troy Smith

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