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Deadpool 2 (2018)
Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.
Director: David Leitch
Writers: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Ryan Reynolds
Stars: Josh Brolin, Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin
Deadpool 2 is such a fun time at the movie theater! I haven't laughed this much with a movie since well...probably the first Deadpool! Like with Robert Downey Jr, Ryan Reynolds is a perfect casting choice for his superhero character, especially because he's pretty much playing himself. Reynolds' signature witty, quick humor is once again at maximum effort in this sequel, along with fourth-wall breaks to make fun of the movie itself, the whole superhero genre, and Reynolds himself. This franchise's strength is how fresh it feels by not taking itself seriously at all. This time that comedy is paired with new director David Leith's great control for amazing action.
I found myself comparing this franchise with that of the MCU's Guardians of the Galaxy: the first was a fresh, original, and fun surprise hit that became one of the best superhero movies of all time (easily an A); and the sequel was a fun follow-up that was even funnier than the first, but had a weaker plot with the the comedy at times not letting the emotional moments be savored enough (B+). Deadpool 2's plot is slightly light and fast. This ends up weakening the antagonist forces of the movie as well as certain character motivations, especially the new characters.
Still this weakness does not affect the movie greatly and it's overall a very VERY fun time. Plus no spoilers, but it easily has my favorite post credit scene OF ALL TIME. Just brilliant! As mentioned above, I'd give this a Fresnerd B+. I'm definitely hoping to have some laughs at the theater again with this one.
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Avengers: Infinity War
The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Infinity War is finally here! This release in itself is a milestone in cinematic history alone! Ten years of universe building across 18 films. It's incredible to think back on the risk that Marvel first took in 2008 taking on essentially B-list heroes from their comic books to create the biggest franchise in the world on par with Star Wars. The ultimate confrontation with the mad titan Thanos has been built upon for so many years and it's with us to awe.
Infinity War is probably the most epic film I've seen since the Lord of the Rings franchise. IT IS HUGE on scale as it deserves to be. The plot takes place across the universe with almost 30 main characters and with big stakes!
The Russo Brothers pulled off an amazing job juggling so many characters and weaving together 10 years of storylines into one cohesive, entertaining story. This has never been done before and they should be commended. The movie is fast paced and driven by character interactions. At 2 hours and 40 minutes, I honestly felt it was half that run time. Even after watching it twice!
Probably the strongest aspect of the movie is the villain. Thanos is character that is given plenty of time for the audience to understand his motivation and threat.
Despite being pulled in so many directions, the movie is still able to present a few strong emotional moments. That is thanks to great story writing and editing.
I thoroughly enjoyed how one overarching theme in particular was explored throughout the : should you kill for the greater good? This further strengthened the film, especially since both sides of the war were faced with such a dilemma.
It seems like the biggest criticism against the movie is that it is unbalanced in terms of handling its characters. I think that is totally unfair as how could a movie with this many key characters ever pull something like that off? It'd have to 6 hours long! For what this movie is, I think it manages its character development very well. You have to remember that nothing like this has ever been done before.
The one key flaw that keeps coming back to me is the inconsistency around Thanos' powers and strengths. This is pretty inevitable when you're dealing with concepts like the infinity stones that control all existence including space and time. There will always be plot holes in such stories because they're not fully understood and anyone could tear theories to shreds.
All other flaws I considered to be minor in comparison to the strengths of the film.
This is one of the MCU's best films. A- from me.
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