Thanks to 20th Century Fox we had the chance to see the we got to see Deadpool 2. This is our review of the movie, but as usual, no matter what we say, we still recommend you to go and see it at your local cinema because there is no better critic than yourself!
Ryan Reynolds is back as the lovably vulgar Wade Wilson, and this time he’s even funnier. If you enjoyed the first Deadpool, you’re going to love this one. It really goes for broke in all the best ways, upping the joke count, the violence and the fourth-wall-breaking stabs at the rest of the Marvel franchise.
For a movie that is mostly about delivering an endless stream of gags, Deadpool 2 has a surprising amount of heart. Reynolds is an actor with a daft grin that either makes you laugh or sets your teeth on edge. He’s displayed more range than a fair few Hollywood pretty boys (see 2014’s “The Voices” or 2010’s “Buried” to see what he can do), but his comic timing is his main strength and he’s really flexing those muscles here.
There’s a plot involving the death of a loved one and saving a kid (Julian Dennison as Firefist) from making a terrible choice. Even though the plot doesn’t need to be taken seriously with a film this determinedly fatuous, it hits its notes effectively and makes the silliness even sillier. X-People Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus reprise their roles from the first movie along with Morena Baccarin as Wade’s partner Vanessa, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Karan Soni as Dopinder and more. New to the series are Zazie Beetz as the incredibly lucky Domino and Josh Brolin as time-travelling supersoldier Cable. There are quite a few more cameos we don’t want to spoil, but you’re going to enjoy them.
The action is surprisingly exciting for a tongue-in-cheek comedy, but mostly, the film is funny. Really, really funny. Our audience was howling and applauding all the way through to the point that it drowned out some of the jokes. No matter, we’ll be watching this one again.
If you enjoyed the first one, run to see this.
Deadpool 2 – In Cinemas May 17