The film presents as something shallow and not really worthy of deep critical attention. Then it feeds the viewers deep issues in rather overt ways.
‘Deadpool 2’ has more action, laughs, and story than the first. It also tosses in enough heart to sweeten things up, without getting too sickening.
The film proffers a bleak, hopeless world in which the only hero to be found—Wolverine—embraces endless violence, and cannot offer redemption.
Here’s what is really at stake in ‘Deadpool’ and what its success says about dark changes in American individualism.
The new ‘Ghostbusters’ is not just a reboot, because it’s no longer enough to have one film or even a franchise. You have to have a whole darned ‘universe.’
We need to understand Donald Trump’s success. If we don’t, we’ll suffer a third wave of frustrated, debilitating confusion.
Deadpool knows he is in a movie and has pointed opinions on Marvel and modern life.
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