It’s not easy being number two. Deadpool eviscerated expectations when it came out in February of 2016. It’s pretty much been Deadpool fever since then. Of course geeks like myself,
(not the sycophantic geeks you find on collider who will slurp the excrement from any Hollywood hole they can find) who are sticklers about things like quality, story cohesion, and artistic integrity wonder if they can produce a film of the same quality, or better. It’s a fair question, because the answer that has usually permeated the result bin since the dawn of movies has been…no. Sometimes the success of an initial film can be attributed to ‘lightning in a bottle’, a series of circumstances and cultural sensitivities that simply aren’t reproducible. Other times it is simply a matter of the talent involved. When Michael Jordan delivered a good game, it wasn’t by accident, it was because he was talented. Was the first Deadpool strictly lightning in the bottle? Or was it the result of talented people behind a product who are at the top of their game.

Let’s see if this trailer helps provide the answer…

Lol, well that raised more questions than answers. I thought it was funny. The action…at least in this trailer, seemed pretty basic but serviceable I suppose. I’m sure the movie will be chock full of more of it. I think if this were not such a comedy-heavy film I would have a big problem with the way Brolin is portraying Cable. If the film was more serious I would definitely want him to dial it back…by like a thousand. But I’m going to give it a pass. I should write an essay on my views about race/gender-bending so that I can just link to it from time to time. But in a nutshell I don’t co-sign it, under any circumstances, ever. With all that said I give the trailer a B-. I think Reynolds comedic instincts will probably put this film over the top…again.

Deadpool 2 Starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić, Zazie Beetz and Josh Brolin Shoots Up Theaters May 18.