Deadpool 2 builds upon its predecessor in almost every way, delivering a movie that is hilarious and fun to watch, argues Christopher Orr of The Atlantic. It’s a glorious mix of superhero movie and comedy that is a welcome twist for either genre. But beyond laughs, the film has surprising depth, giving nuance to the black and white world of good versus bad, even managing to bring up some gripping emotions. Ryan Reynolds seems born for this role, portraying biting wit and disarming sarcasm that is unique to Deadpool. Action and dark humor are plentiful with a cool plot that makes it a strong superhero movie. It’s a film that is definitely worth watching.
After a strong debut film, Deadpool 2 becomes too predicable, following many tropes that were laid out before, infers David Edelstein of Vulture. While the comedy was fun at first, it robs the movie of drama and suspense. Tongue-in-cheek jokes are nice but lose their effect when repeated so frequently. Many of them fall flat, much more than in the first Deadpool movie. The CGI and action scenes aren’t exactly impressive, offering unremarkable fight scenes. Its script falls short too, with too many inconsistencies. The idea of a humorous superhero movie isn’t bad, but Deadpool 2 isn’t well rounded enough to make that combination a success.