Han Solo vs. Deadpool 2

Joey Deez Blog

May 30, 2018

Hello Rock-A-Holics and welcome to Wednesday! Normally my feet would be dragging a bit today, being the middle of the week and all, but I’ve got a bunch of extra energy left over from the past couple days; and not just because it was a long weekend. I’m still riding a high from seeing two awesome movies, Han Solo and Deadpool 2, with the one and only Mr. BJ Shea. We took full advantage of the Monday Holiday and kicked off our double feature with Han Solo. For those of you who don’t know, this movie had to do major reshoots after filming and as a result its rating hasn’t been as great as we’d hoped. Despite hovering around a 60% audience score, I can tell you if you’re a fan of Star Wars or space movies in general, you won’t be disappointed. While the story line of Han trying to find his long lost love isn’t incredibly captivating (mostly because we know he ends up with a different woman), it does hold together just enough to allow for an amazing cast to take what should have been a bad movie and make it into an enjoyable one.  While Alden Ehrenreich (Han) and Emilia Clarke (Qi'ra) portray their character’s well, Donald Glover (Lando) and Woody Harrelson (Beckett) stole the show. I know BJ found Donald to be a perfect Lando and I agree. My favorite character in the movie had to be Chewbacca. Watching Chewy kick some major ass and help his Wookie friends definitely felt reminiscent of the older movies. While this movie may not hit you like Rogue One did, it will still leave you with a smile on your face. 6.5/10

 

The second movie in our double feature definitely had a different tone but that’s no surprise when you read the title “Deadpool 2”. I’m sure by now you’ve seen the unbelievable large amount of advertising that this movie has had. Whether it be a 7/11 ad for Deadpool Slurpee or David Beckham getting a “surprise” guest at his house, this movie has done a great job marketing itself. And for good reason, the movie is great. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m glad Ryan Reynolds finally got to make these movies. He’s the only one I can see playing Deadpool and this 2nd movie continues to prove that rated R super hero movies ROCK! If you were a fan of the first movie, you’ll love this one too as the story line continues right where it left off, with a bunch of violence and F bombs. The movie focuses on an abused young mutant with one hell of a super power trying to find a role model in the world yet only finding Deadpool but it turns out that Deadpool is a pretty bad role model, and an even worse babysitter. Things go just about as well as you’d expect, mayhem and gore. Josh Brolin knocks it out of the park as Cable and riffs off of Reynolds comedic lines perfectly. Again, I won’t ruin any of the story but you really should see this movie as well, I thought it was very well done for a sequel, and better than Han Solo. 7.5/10

 

Have you seen either of these movies? What did you think? ​