Thursday, 7 June 2018

Deadpool 2 Review *Spoliers As Usual*

The other day I popped to the cinema for the first time in a while, and saw Deadpool 2. Of course I did want to see this film from when I first saw the trailer, but I don't know about any of you, I've found that there isn't alot coming out at the moment. I think this is due to the fact that the entire world was so hyped up for Avengers: Infinity War that now most of us have seen it we don't know what to see next.
So obviously Deadpool is a Marvel character, but he's not like any of the other Marvel characters. He swears alot, kills alot of people and is very unsuitable for children, hence why people love him.
I loved the first movie, it was brilliant, humorous and witty.

As for the second...

I checked out some reviews on the film before going to see it, and I have to say I was getting a hell of a mixture. Some people loved it, said it was better than the first. Others said it wasn't funny, and put the original to shame. I think reading the reviews was the best thing I could have done, because seeing the mixture of opinions meant that I went into the film with an open mind, I wasn't expecting much. Therefore I was pleasantly surprised.

I have to say the best part of both films is Ryan Reynolds, I think he's a fantastic actor, and his Deadpool role has really put him on the map (Metaphorically!). Personally I would say the film was funnier than the first, however lots of people disagreed with this statement. I was laughing alot throughout it and I really appreciated the humour in the film, it was witty and some of it was below the belt but I didn't expect anything less.
One of the things I loved about both films was all of the references to other Marvel films, Deadpool 2 mentions the likes of Wolverine and the Avengers, and of course the Xmen. I love how the other Marvel films kind of tie in with Deadpool but they don't tie in so much so that people think they are actually related to Deadpool.

In this film Deadpool finally gives in to Collosus and becomes an 'Xman in training'. Having to save a young boy who is being hunted for crimes he commits in the future.

During the film the 'bad guy' Cable was introduced very quickly and I did feel like this part of the film was very rushed, I almost felt like I was already supposed to know who this 'Cable' guy was, as if he was in the first film. Which he wasn't. So I do think his character introduction could have been executed better. However once I found out a little more about him later in the timeline, I thought he was awesome! One reference I really enjoyed was towards Cable, since the actor that played him also plays Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. I simply thought that was a nice little reference.

One thing I have to comment on about the film was the twice use of the 'C' word. I don't use this word and I'm not really a fan of it, so I didn't really think it was necessary to have it in the film. The word wasn't used in the first film, so why was it in the second? Personally I think it's because so many people didn't realise that the first Deadpool was going to be a film with so much inappropriateness in it, so when they watched it there was lots of upset by the language and humour used. Therefore by throwing this word around a couple of times was a massive middle finger to all those people that moaned about the original. It didn't bother me that much, I just didn't think it was necessary.

Anyway, overall I thought this film was highly entertaining and hilarious. It didn't have a particularly strong plotline, but it was engaging, super entertaining and a good watch. The characters were great, especially Collossus. And eventually Cable was a good character as well. As I said I wasn't expecting the film to be as good as it was so I got a nice surprise. I'd definitely watch it again, although I would only say it was funnier than the first one, but not better than the first.

Have you been to see it yet? Let me know what you thought in the comments below.


Thursday, 31 May 2018

May Favourites ~ My First Monthly Post

So this is my first 'favourites' blog post. It's an idea I saw on another fabulous bloggers' site. I thought it was a great idea to recap what I've been doing/reading/watching or just genuinely enjoying over the past month. So I hope you enjoy reading my first Monthly Favourites post. 

So on the 21st (for the first time) I went to Legoland. I'd never been before due to it being quite a way away (almost 2 hours drive!) But after being invited to go with my niece and nephews I can't believe I've lived for almost 22 years and have never been! I absolutely loved it! I really love lego anyway but being in a place where literally everything is made out of lego was just so cool. Although the park is aimed at children it still had the same effect on me being an adult. I've already vowed to go back before the end of the year. 
My favourite part of the trip had to be the Lego shop at the end. I could have spent so much money but eventually decided to buy a Lego Ship in a Bottle which is awesome! 

At some point in the month I went shopping and picked up this lovely little product. If you've been to The Body Shop before then you'll probably recognise the layout of this hand cream. It's in the same range as the Hemp products. This hand cream is specifically for making your hands softer and helping your nails grow stronger. 
I love this hand cream for lots of different reasons. It smells super sweet, it's not greasy or slimy, it really makes your hands feel soft and I haven't used it enough to notice my nails but I'm sure it's helping them too. Body Shop is where I always go for lip balm, creams and oils. Trouble is I buy more products than I can use! 

I know I've been talking about Mark Edwards alot lately and it's only because I'm on a roll with his books. As soon as a new one is released I have to stop whatever I'm doing and read it straight away. I've read almost all his books and they're all amazing. So when I heard that this book was coming out I had to have it on kindle pre order. It's a short sequel to the first Mark Edwards book I read, The Magpies. A story about a nightmare neighbour from hell. This book is very short and it only took me about a day to read. It jumped straight into the action and was even more gripping than the first one. I loved that it followed straight on from The Magpies as well. It was so nice to revisit the characters from the first book.
Overall I'd give this book 4 out of 5 stars. And the only reason it's missed out on that 5th star is because it simply wasn't long enough!

I know this sounds like a strange one, but at the start of the month I watched 'Pretty Woman' for the first time. I've already had people look at me in disbelief because they couldn't get over the fact that I've never seen it. I'm sure you probably can't believe it either, but if you, like me, haven't watched it either then I have to say you are missing out. I watched the film at the start of the month and I have to say I loved it! I mean what a lovely film! It made me laugh, it made me cry and the entire film filled me with so much happiness that I think I've watched it 5 times since then. It's just a great film to get lost in and is bound to put you in a good mood.

So there you have it, that's my first 'Monthly Favourites' post and your first look at what I've been loving this month. I'd love to hear from my readers, so if you also love anything in this post then please leave a comment. Also if you have any advice for me then leave that in a comment too, I'd be very grateful, until next time! x