Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin and Zazie Beetz
Directed by: David Leitch
Deadpool suffers the biggest loss of his life and in order to receive closure he must create a team that will find and protect a young mutant boy from time travelling mercenary Cable.
After the huge success of the first Deadpool movie a couple years back a second one was inevitable and also was going to be an easy sell providing they kept to the same formula. Ryan Reynolds who worked so hard to get Deadpool created after the massacre the character suffered in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and thankfully his hard worked paid off and in a huge way. He was able to bring us one of the most unique comic book adapted movies when comparing Deadpool to the rest of the MCU and the DC Universe and as long as Deadpool keeps getting the green light for more sequels the fans will continue to come in their droves to check it out.
I’ll be the first to admit to anybody who asks that I have never, not once, read a Marvel comic and while I enjoy nearly all the Marvel movies that have been produced over the years I really couldn’t tell you whether any of them are at all accurate to the comic book story or not and frankly I really couldn’t care as they have provided me with such a great source of entertainment. With that being said, I assumed based on the trailers that Cable, played by the superb Josh Brolin, was the bad guy and while initially that seemed the case I didn’t expect for Cable and Deadpool to end up having to work together in order to save the fate of humanity.
Ryan Reynolds was once again brilliant as he donned the red suit of Deadpool and provided the entire movie theatre I was in with so many belly laughs. I really don’t think he has to work all that hard at this role as he just appears to be playing himself and I really think this movie and the previous Deadpool movie benefits from this as his performance is organic and doesn’t feel forced as some actors fall foul to this while playing super heroes. Deadpool 2 allowed Wade Wilson (AKA Deadpool) to grow as a character as he had to develop a sense of comradeship and family which is something that wasn’t touched upon previously. In addition to Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin there was a fantastic performance from Zazie Beetz who played Domino who was apart of the X-Force team that Deadpool had put together. Her super power was that of luck and initially I thought it was going to be kinda stupid but I was so incredibly wrong as some of her action sequences were some of the best parts of the movie. Zazie Beetz is an actress who I’m completely unfamiliar with but I look forward to seeing more from her in the future and hope that Domino gets her own spin off movie as she appeared to have a rather interesting back story which was only touched upon slightly.
There are so many superlatives that can be said about Deadpool 2 but my thumbs are slowly getting tired as I type this out on my phone so I’ll give some praise to a few more areas and then let you guys go and see it for yourself. The soundtrack of this movie was amazing, so many great songs which really complemented each scene they were used for, this movie has a soundtrack that rivals Guardians of The Galaxy for overall quality. Finally, it was nice to see the Juggernaut character back within the movies and I actually felt this time round they were able to truly show how powerful a mutant he can be. We briefly got a glimpse of the character in X-Men: The Last Stand when he was played by Vinnie Jones but I felt he didn’t look very menacing or imposing but this Juggernaut character was excellent and his fight scene with Colossus was epic.
Overall, Deadpool 2 surpasses the quality of the first movie, there were more laughs to be had and the action sequences were better and I would highly recommend this film to anybody.