Fans of the first film, rejoice! Deadpool 2 is a comic book reader dream come true. It comes packed with tons of new characters introduced and storylines opened up for future films in the series. It’s full of gore and laughs aplenty. It’s surprisingly emotional as well. After the terrible interpretation of the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, who would have thought we would be blessed with two great Deadpool movies?
This time around, Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) is up against the time-traveling Cable (Josh Brolin), who wants to kill a young mutant with fire abilities named Russell (Julian Dennison). Why Cable wants to kill Russell I won’t say, but Deadpool decides to take matters into his own hands and protect the young psycho, so he does what any great hero does. He puts together a superhero group. The only member I’m going to properly talk about is Domino (Zazie Beetz), whose superpower is that she’s lucky. There are others in the group, but to mention them would spoil the fun. Honestly, there are so many great things that happen in this movie that to say anything at all would be a terrible injustice. It’s Avengers: Infinity War level of spoiler territory. I feel like it would really take away from the enjoyment, so…..you know…. you’re welcome.
Because it isn’t an origin story, it just jumps straight into the chaos. There really isn’t a dull moment. Everything is bigger and better here. The jokes and violence come fast and furious. The special effects are top notch. Director David Leitch (Atomic Blonde) knows how to set up an action scene. From a crazy chase through the city on a moped to a fire fueled battle at an orphanage, there’s never a dull moment. Some of the best scenes involve Domino. Because of her so-called “luck power” (which Deadpool thinks isn’t very cinematic), things just work out for her while she’s fighting in truly gory and hilarious ways.
Just like myAvengers: Infinity War Review, that’s all you’re getting. Just go watch it. Deadpool 2 sometimes bites off more than it can chew, just because of how jam-packed with characters it is, but it’s still extremely entertaining. There are lots of things to love here. Deadpool 2 takes what was great about the original and runs wild. Be sure to stay right until the end of the credits. – NVJ