Deadpool 2 once again stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, the Merc with the mouth and this time around he is bringing together a team known as the X-Force, to try to save a mutant kid who is in danger of being killed by the time-traveling mutant Cable played by Josh Brolin.
I’m a massive fan of the first film, I thought it was a very straight forward simple exciting hilarious comic book movie and one that a lot people didn’t know they wanted or needed.
This time around the directing chair is taken by one half of the team that brought you the first John Wick movie David Leitch. He’s known for crafting amazing action scenes and Deadpool 2 is filled with them; this movie is a total blast to watch regarding the action.
There is a white-knuckle chase scene in this film that rivals the highway chase that started the first film, and as per usual with the Deadpool character this movie is very, very funny. Lots of jokes, not all of them land as usual with a comedy but most of them do because this character is so endearing despite being such a loudmouth.
This truly is the year of Josh Brolin he’s one of the best parts of the film, newcomers Julian Dennison and Zazie Beetz are great, as are most of the returning cast. Ryan Reynolds continues to show that the role of Deadpool was made for him, by also bring Deadpool down to earth a little bit and explores more of the character that is Wade Wilson and less of Deadpool and it makes him a more compelling character with a deeper side to him.
Deadpool 2 is a weird movie. On the one hand, it’s the film you expect it to be: raunchy jokes flying at you non-stop paired with gory violence. That’s the character, that’s the brand, and that’s why the first movie was a success. But on the other hand, buried beneath all the F-bombs and superhero references is a real story about Deadpool. He’s learning to fight for someone other than himself and opening up his heart. It’s the kind of storytelling that the rest of the movie would seem all-too-eager to mock. This gives Deadpool 2 a case of tonal whiplash where you’re laughing hysterically at the devil-may-care jokes only to have you pump the brakes and care about Deadpool’s emotional arc. And yet at the end, Deadpool 2 is similar to its predecessor in that you’ll have a blast while watching it.