2016’s “Deadpool” set the bar incredibly high for the franchise and R rated comic movies in general. Sequels historically don’t live up to the expectations set by the original. This is especially true when it comes to comedy sequels. These movies typically recycle the same stale jokes and add very little to the overall narrative and character growth. This is not the case with “Deadpool 2”. This sequel is bigger, crazier and full of new characters that are genuinely interesting. At times some of the humor fell a little flat but overall “Deadpool 2” is a fantastic sequel with loads of laughs, violence and a ton of heart.
The movie opens with a bang and lets the audience know right away that anything goes in a “Deadpool” movie. The movie picks up shortly after the events of the first film and once again follows the “Merc with a Mouth” Wade Wilson AKA Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds). Reynolds consistently proves over and over again throughout the movie why he is perfect for this role. He absolutely kills it once again. Familiar faces from the first film return, including Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) and Weasel (T.J. Miller). A major highlight of the movie is the addition of new characters Cable (Josh Brolin) and Domino (Zazie Beetz).
They both added some incredible moments of humor and action to the movie. I sincerely hope they both return for an “X-Force” film.
As you would expect this movie is filled to the brim with fourth wall breaking humor and intense action scenes, but I was shocked by how serious it was at times. This movie had some incredibly dark moments but they were broken up nicely by the films constant stream of hilarious jokes and situations. When you look past the severed heads and dick jokes, “Deadpool 2” tells a story about life, loss and redemption. I think this story will stick with audiences for long after the credits roll. Speaking of credits… this movie has the absolute best mid-credits scene I have ever seen!
I give “Deadpool 2” a 9 out of 10.
The film opens May 18th
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste.