MOVIE REVIEW: Deadpool 2

I made no secret of the fact that I liked but did not love the first Deadpool film. However when Mr O and I recently got the rare opportunity to go to the cinema I decided more Deadpool was a better option than Solo, which was the other option Mr O gave me.

This time Deadpool AKA Wade Williams (Ryan Reynolds) has been living a fairly peaceful life taking out bad guys and planning starting a family with the love of his life, Vanessa (Morena Baccarin). However when tragedy strikes he finds himself thrust into the path of a rogue orphan mutant called Russell (Julian Dennison).

Russell has been treated less than ideally by his “caregivers” and is rebelling furiously. Unsurprisingly, Deadpool’s addition to the proceedings causes more harm than good and the two end up in prison together with Deadpool failing to realise that he has an opportunity to do the right thing until it’s too late.

Meanwhile a time travelling soldier from the future called Cable (Josh Brolin) is on the hunt for Russell and he’ll stop at nothing to get his hands on him. Now Deadpool will have to rely on friends new and old to try and redeem Russell and himself and change the future for the better… even if it kills him… several times.

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As before Deadpool 2 does not shy away from violence, terrible language, the blackest of humour and being frankly revolting a lot of the time… and somehow it really works. A lot of this is down to Ryan Reynolds’ impeccable comedic timing.

There are some great new characters. I absolutely loved the super lucky Domino (Zazie Beets) and Julian Dennison (best known for The Hunt for the Wilderpeople) is both hilarious and very emotionally compelling to watch. For a change in the Marvel universe Cable is actually a well written villain with real motivations and Josh Brolin’s deadpan delivery is the perfect foil for the wisecracking Deadpool. Although he is very much a secondary character I have to give a shout out to Dapinder (Karan Soni) who cracked me up every time he appeared on screen.

So yeah, I loved it. It was better than the first one and this time I actually did laugh out loud several times.

4/5

5 Comments

  1. I haven’t seen the first one, so probably wouldn’t watch this until I had.
    Good to know you enjoyed it though, Abbi.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. You may or may not enjoy it. It’s very unsubtle and very crude. Depends very much on your sense of humour really.

      1. My sense of humour is stuff like Blackadder, Eddie Izzard, The League of Gentlemen, and Black Books. I am open to experiment though. 🙂
        Best wishes, pete.

        1. There is a lot of sarcasm and black humour so you might very well like it. It can be rather American so it really could go either way. It lacks the surreal nature of some of your favourites.

  2. Glad to see you enjoyed this one! I hope to catch it sometime soon, but been so busy what with moving and all. I liked the first a lot, so I have high hopes for this.

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