Deadpool 2: Reynold’s superheroic man-child marvels us in this crazier and more entertaining sequel
Movie Review by Annie Cynthia (Rocheston Certified Movie Critic)
Recklessly designed and entertainingly written, the Deadpool sequel is hilarious, with an improved plot, better villains, superb twists and lot of wise-cracking from the mercenary turned superhuman child, Wade Wilson. The film is an R-rated, action-comedy with more swearing, gore and action-packed fun than its predecessor, but surprisingly deep with a tragic plot and some emotional elements. We have Josh Brolin giving a riveting performance and Reynold’s crazy hyper wit is fun in most parts, but the film lacks purpose.
When the immortal Wade Wilson aka The Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) decides to start a family with Vanessa Carlysle (played byMorena Baccarin), tragedy strikes, killing Carlysle. A depressed Wade, still reeling from the mishap, decides to join the X-Men. He is placed as a trainee under the guardianship of Colossus (Stefan Kapicic), Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and her counterpart, Yukio (Shiori Kutsuna). Here he meets Russell Collins (Julian Dennison), a young mutant (who calls himself Firefist) and learns that saving the latter from the time-travelling superhuman, Cable (Josh Brolin) is the key to his redemption.
But since Cable has enhanced superpowers and it is hard to defeat him, Wade gathers his own super squad along with his acquaintances Weasel (T.J. Miller) and Dopinder (Karan Soni). After a long audition, mutants Bedlam (Terry Crews), Domino (Zazie Beetz), Zeitgeist (Bill Skarsgård), Shatterstar (Lewis Tan), and the no-super power Peter (Rob Delaney) are selected into the team, which Deadpool refers to as ‘The X-Force’. The entire plot revolves around Cable’s hunt for young Russell and Wilson trying to save the kid from him.
John Wick’s director David Leitch has been roped in for direction of the sequel and he does deliver a film, that definitely entertains. Produced by Marvel entertainment, the film is written for the screen by Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese and Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) himself. The story could well be a script of an Indian family drama where Deadpool is faced with the tragic loss of his wife and how saving the life of a young child, would offer him redemption. The movie is Reynold’s show, again. whether he is bashing rogues in stilettos or taking all the bullets shot by Brolin, this film is out and out Reynold’s film. Josh Brolin is a premium super villain – his souped-up, future-soldier look, and war-esque gears give a terrific feel. Beetz’s Domino stands out with her cool ‘luck’ superpower making her interestingly invincible. The rest of the cast also manage to portray their parts with utmost sincerity.
The action sequences get gory at times and might get difficult to handle. To understand the witty punchlines thrown at you through the length of the film, you need to quick and responsive. There is definitely a lot of laugh-out-loud moments. The film even has a cool and quirky credit roll. Watch out for it! Tyler Bates’s rocking background score is placed perfectly throughout the sequences with a lot of Dubstep music tracks in sync with the enjoyable stunt scenes.
With a potential to defeat the glorious Avengers, Deadpool 2 is much more emotional and super entertaining. And yes, it uses lot more cuss words than its prequel!