After months of drama and speculation, it’s finally almost here: Deadpool 2. You won’t get to see it for another week, but you know who’s seen it now? The critics. The very first press screening was this afternoon, and the people paid to write about this sort of thing have revealed their first reactions to the world.
The verdict? Well, there’s good reactions and bad as with any film, but maybe surprisingly for a movie some outlets were reporting was a mess with massive reshoots to fix the majority of the film, the responses are VERY good.
Bustle Movie Editor Rachel Simon says she liked it even more than the first, which was a common feeling among reviewers.
Liked DEADPOOL 2 way more than the first. Smarter, funnier, and with 100% more Ricky Baker.
— Rachel Simon (@Rachel_Simon) May 10, 2018
ScreenCrush editor in chief Matt Singer struck a similar tone.
I liked DEADPOOL 2 more than the first one (which I wasn’t a huge fan of). Slow to start but all the stuff with X-Force and Cable (and Peter!) works surprisingly well.
— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) May 10, 2018
UPROXX film reviewer Mike Ryan tweeted a similar sentiment. Is there an echo in here?
I didn't like the first Deadpool. DEADPOOL 2 beat me into submission until I was actually enjoying myself. Also it features my now favorite post credit scene.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) May 10, 2018
Speaking of that post credits scene it is a doozy, reportedly, with tons of comments, including this one from People magazine’s movie news editor Nigel Smith.
Just saw #Deadpool2. Safe to say it features the best post credits scene EVER. I’m still recovering.
— Nigel M. Smith (@nigelmfs) May 10, 2018
CinemaBlend managing director Sean O’Connell had the second most positive reaction of them all.
So, #DEADPOOL2 is the perfect sequel. Doubles down on everything that fans love about the original, and fixes some of that film's issues. Huge, huge laughs that play the audience like a fiddle. @VancityReynolds destroys as Wade. Great action, fantastic comic nods. A killer ride! pic.twitter.com/KaM8gUT2Jf
— Sean O'Connell (@Sean_OConnell) May 10, 2018
But not everyone completely loved the Merc with a Mouth’s second coming like Globe and Mail film editor Barry Hertz.
DEADPOOL 2: A 113-minute Honest Trailer that steals its best scene from MACGRUBER. Josh Brolin's third-best summer movie. Criminal misuse of Julian Dennison. Your ten-year-old son's new favourite movie. It will make $1-billion.
— Barry Hertz (@HertzBarry) May 10, 2018
You know how I said Sean O’Connell had the second-most positive reaction? Prepare yourself for the first-most, from Vox.com’s senior reporter Alex Abads.
Deadpool 2 is better than Infinity War🤫
— alex (@alex_abads) May 10, 2018
Obviously, we’ll just have to wait for the review embargo to lift on May 15th for more information, and for Deadpool 2 to come out next Thursday night to make up our own minds!
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