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How DEADPOOL 2 Has EVERYONE Divided!

By the end of this week, fans will be able to revisit the insanity of Wade Wilson when Deadpool 2 hits theaters. The early reviews are in, and the results are decidedly mixed. This movie definitely has its supporters, who love the characters and the signature sense of humor provided by Ryan Reynolds and the filmmakers. But this time, the detractors are making a lot of noise about Deadpool 2 not living up to the promise of the original. Today’s Nerdist News is navigating the good and the bad as we explain why Deadpool 2 has everyone divided.

Join host and our very own Merc with a Mouth, Jessica Chobot, as she starts off with some extremely negative reviews, including Slash Film, which calls the movie “a carbon copy of its smugly satisfied predecessor” and compares it to an episode of Family Guy. That’s harsh, bro! Vulture was also less than kind when it condemned Deadpool 2 as a satire of superhero saturation instead of “a symptom of it.” Collider straight up slammed Deadpool 2‘s ambitions to simultaneously be a real superhero movie and a parody of superhero movies.

Where’s the love, man? Io9 said that Deadpool 2 was better and funnier than the original while also praising the film’s emotional stakes and oddly showtune heavy soundtrack. Rolling Stone also gave Deadpool 2 a glowing write up that called it a “superior sequel” despite its “blatant franchise pandering.” So, adding X-Force to Deadpool 2 was too much?

Our associate editor, Kyle Anderson had a more measured take on the film. In his review, Kyle said “the studio is a little too in on the joke” and that the sequel’s attempts to simultaneously be edgy, funny, and emotional doesn’t quite work. That said, Kyle was enthusiastic about the potential X-Force franchise that may spin out of this movie, particularly if Zazie Beetz’s Domino continues to play a major role.

What do you think about the early response to Deadpool 2? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

Images: 20th Century Fox/Marvel

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