Deadpool 2 Super Duper Cut and Blu-ray Extras Review—Longer and Harder (Red banded review)
So far we haven’t hit a Deadpool limit. There just isn’t enough Deadpool. With the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and digital versions of the Fox blockbuster delivered the Super Duper Cut. The 15 minutes of extended time isn’t just more shit balls and f-cks, its also a few minutes of alternate takes that may or may not include more shit balls and f-cks. So if you shake your whatever you shake when you aren’t sure of something at a scene you don’t remember from the theatrical release then your Deadpool sense is probably tingling—and you’ll enjoy it.
It’s not just longer, it’s harder
Here are a few of the extensions Fox provided with this little blue pill enhanced version of their raucous but touching homage to homages, blood and family. Yes, Deadpool is a family film, especially if your family skews toward Shameless or The Sopranos.
Longer: Tokyo Fight Scene. The Tokyo Fight scene isn’t just longer, it’s more of everything you want in a Tokyo fight scene. Watch the towels. Just saying. Watch the towels.
Longer: More Toilet Paper Talk. You get a better argument for Huggies wipes, and for Jimmy Kimmel’s love for Matt Damon. And Alan Tudyk is great too.
Harder: Essex Orphanage. This throwback tent rival turned marble conversion therapy creep house reveals its evil intentions with more force, earlier. We already join Fire Fists hate for the haters, but now more so.
Harder: Wade at the Mansion. It feels softer until you pay attention and make all the connections. If you ever visit the mansion, label your lunch containers and make sure the soap is soap. Yep, harder.
Longer: More Domino. Domino needs her own movie so she can luck the shit out of some more evils assholes. Until that happens, the Super Duper Cut gives us some more screen time.
Harder: Songs. There are some song differences behind some of the fight scenes. I think they are there to make for a harder working vibe, so harder. Definitively harder.
Harder: Credits. Wade goes back in time. He kills himself a couple of times. We already saw that. In the Super Duper Cut he also visits 19th century Austria for a little chat with himself about creating a wildly alternative timeline starting about 1933 or so.
While the DP2 extras include the usual stuff like the Hollywood elite commenting on their own work, the quality of most of the extras falls into the superior range, like eating Cheerios with fresh running goat milk.
- The Extras include the following:
- Dopinder’s Dating Profile
- King of Mask Singer: Unicorn Special Performance
- X-Force Bios
- Deleted/Extended Scenes
- Gag Reel
- Behind the Scenes
- Deadpool Family Values: Cast of Characters
- David Leitch Not Lynch: Directing DP2
- Deadpool’s Lips are Sealed: Secrets and Easter Eggs
- Until Your Face Hurts: Alt Takes
- Roll with the Punches: Action and Stunts
- The Deadpool Prison Experiment
- The Most Important X-Force Member
- Chess with Omega Red
- Swole and Sexy
- 3-Minute Monologue
- Deadpool’s Fun Sack 2
- Promotional and music videos
- Audio Commentary by Ryan Reynolds, David Leitch, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Theatrical Version Only)
I have two comments about the Extras. First, short of David Leitch teaching an online seminar on action directing, future filmmakers should listen to everything he says. Dysfunctional businesses also have plenty to learn about openness and collaboration. If all organizations worked the way the cast and crew say they worked on this fill, the world would be a much better f-cking place.
And then my only disappointment: The Gag Reel. You know a film is really f-cking funny when the gag reel isn’t that funny. Watch it once then migrate over to the Fun Sack 2 videos for a reel laugh (yes, I know that real is spelled with an “a” but I was making a f-cking pun)—or better yet, the Domino, Cable, Deadpool and Dopinder car ride in the Deadpool 2 Super Duper Cut.
- About $22