Deadpool 2 Film Review
Let me tell you something. Those post credit scenes in Deadpool 2 are probably 2 of the greatest I’ve seen, in a long long time. Ever. Not just from a MCU film, but ever! But those are the cherries on top of the delicious Sundae called Deadpool 2. Leading up to them, are the most funny and awesome 119 minutes that you’ll spend at the movies. But I’ll get to that, shortly. Oh, and warning: SPOLILERS AHEAD!
Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is still a criminal-killing mercenary, but now the business is booming and he’s become an international killing machine. At home, he and Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) are in full baby making mood, and everything seems fine. However, after her death (early on in the movie) the suicidal Wade will somehow end up protecting the overweight orphan/mutant Russel Collins/Firefist (Julian Dennison) from Cable (Josh Brolin)- a time-traveling cybernetic soldier from the future. Cable has no patience for Deadpool’s usual BS and even Deadpool is running out of patience…. with everything.
Oh Deadpool. How I’ve missed you. Seriously. I was skeptical about the second installment as i was skeptical of Solo- A Star Wars Story. Luckily I wasn’t disappointed by Deadpool 2. It’s the funniest, more bloodiest and hilarious movie of the year. And I’m gonna go on a limb and just say it. It’s even better than the first Deadpool movie. The sequel is more action pact, the humor is more reference based, more meta conscious and the premise… Well, let’s just face it. It’s straight from the Terminator.
Don’t you think?
I was pleasantly surprised on how even more comfortable is Ryan in this role, and at this point you can basically say that the red suit….well is turning into his second skin now. I also loved the buddy cop connection that Deadpool had with Cable… But who am I kidding? He had connection with everyone in that movie. Although I had qualms about the screen presence of Negasonic and Collosus (it’s way reduced for my taste) at least I was happy with the newcomers here. Domino (Zazie Betz) and Cable (Josh Brolin) are pretty decent here, but there is no denying that the real MVP here is Russel. Pardon… Iron Fist… Pardon… Julian Dennison.
The Kiwi actor is probably the greatest asset that this movie has (actor-wise) and that’s saying a lot, since Ryan Reynolds is in the title role. And he’s got humor, charm and god damn charisma galore. Julian’s comedic timing and non traditional looks fit perfectly in the movie, and there is even weird but comical introduction of the possible X-Force team (Brad Pitt’s included there).
I wasn’t particularly happy with Vanessa/Wade hallucination scenes, but at least they some purpose in the story development, so I just muscle through them. Like I previously mentioned, the action is more present, gorier and bloodier, and I quite enjoyed that. The last 40 minutes are so action packed, that I thought they’re basically one long continuous action scene. I’m not complaining, I’m just pointing out. Oh and the pop culture references peppered throughout the movie? Well, what hasn’t been put in the sequel? Starting from the hilarious Bond inspired intro scene (accompanied with Celine Dion’s ashes song), the DC Universe jokes, Thanos jokes, the X-Men cameos and so much more. They’re never-ending. Good but never-ending. Which leads me to the very end. No, not the actual ending. I’m referring to the post credit scenes of Deadpool 2. You know what? You’ll just have to trust me and see them for yourself. You’ll thank me later.