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The Merc with a mouth returns in Deadpool 2 and this time he’s hand picked a select team to help him with his insane ideas. Like most people I loved the first Deadpool, I thought I was a new and unique type of superhero movies and not just because of its 15 rating. Many people forget the original Batman and it’s sequel were both 15. It brought a self aware approach to the superhero genre and before Deadpool we hadn’t really been given a full mainstream superhero movie that was completely based around comedy. Nobody is safe from Deadpools wisecracks, not even Ryan Reynolds. You know you’re starting of well when your movie has a James Bond style opening playing alongside Celine Dion. If you didn’t enjoy the self aware and fourth wall jokes from the first movie then there won’t be much here for you. This movie adds more to what made the first so hilarious. Deadpool 2 is a nice break between watching Avengers Infinty Wars and Justice League.
Ryan Reynolds as always is Deadpool, he brings everything to this role and now I can’t see Ryan Reynolds in any other movie or in interviews without imagining Deadpool. This time around he’s joined by the brilliant (seems to be in every movie recently) Josh Brolin. Brolin plays Cable, a warrior from the future who comes to the past to kill a kid who’s destined to become one of the planet’s greatest enemies. Deadpool is against children dieing and tries to stop Cable every chance he can get, making for some of this movies greatest action scenes. The action in this movie is insane, no surprise from the director of John Wick and Atomic Blonde which in my opinion both have some of the greatest fight scenes put to film in the past few years. The man knows how to direct action and it’s perfectly shown here, whether it’s deadpool fighting Yakuza members with his Katana’s, or creating a high octane chase scene through the city. All the action scenes are brilliantly directed and epic to watch.
Deadpool for most of the movie is depressed and uses the comedy to block it out, perfectly said by Cable. It was a risky movie making Deadpool like this but I found the serious scenes were extremely emotional and blended well with the comedy. Wade is desperate for a family which makes it even more heartwarming when his friends gather around him at the end. The X force are awesome, fun to finally see Terry Crews in a superhero role because the man looks like a superhero. Peter is so obsured it’s down right ridiculous that Deadpool took him on as a member, Peter does bring a lot to the team. It’s always good to have someone with both types of diabetes on the team, never know when it might come in handy. Domino is also brilliant, she’s sexy, funny and most of all lucky.
This is one of the rare occasions where the sequel is better than the original. The story feels more personal, the humour is just as insane and hilarious, the action is insane and is brilliantly choreographed. I’m so happy David Leitch was given the directors chair for Deadpool 2. This is a superb movie that should be seen by everyone. As Deadpool puts it “It’s a family movie”.