Just a quick warning here, this review DOES CONTAIN SPOILERS. PLEASE exit this page if you don’t want to read about Deadpool 2.
Reuniting with Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Let’s call her NTW for short), after the death of girlfriend Vanessa, Deadpool AKA Wade Wilson ends up imprisoned with young, rage filled Mutant, Russell. When the facility is attacked by cybernetic soldier, Cable, who’s one goal is to stop Russell, Deadpool manages to escape and swears he will protect him. Knowing that the prisoners will be moved, Deadpool starts X-Force, a team of mutants that will help him break Russell out of the convoy. After the release of Juggernaught, whom Russell teams up with, Deadpool and Cable join forces, along with Colossus, NTW and the remainder of X-Force, Domino, to stop him from committing his first murder, something which will one day lead to the death of Cable’s family.
I feel like Deadpool 1 is just none stop Best Bits. I can’t really fault that film. The problem with a sequel – especially the sequel to a film that really is so fantastic – is that a lot of the time, we have seen it all before. That being said, Deadpool 2 does not disappoint. Here are my Deadpool 2 Best Bits –
- Reunited with Vanessa – If you don’t love Wade and Vanessa as a couple, then you are heartless. In the first movie, when two fairly unloving people fall madly in love, you can’t help but go “aw isn’t that lovely.” And then, when Wade discovers that he has cancer and doesn’t have long to live, your heart absolutely breaks for them. So when she actually does die in this movie, it’s awful. And even though she isn’t brought back to life, they are briefly reunited when he is shot and killed, and it’s beautiful. But, sadly, it doesn’t last.
- The Rise and Fall of X-Force – X-Force, the team of mutants that Deadpool recruits to help him stop the convoy moving Russel to a new location, is made up of Domino (the lucky one); Bedlam (Electromagnetic manipulator); Shatterstar (Hard to describe but basically super great at everything; Zeitgeist (Acidic vomit); Vanisher (that’s a bit obvious) and Peter (a completely normal guy). The sequence of them coming together is pretty hilarious, and the sequence of them then all dying in turn, is even funnier, if not a little shocking. RIP X-Force. Domino makes it though, she wouldn’t be very lucky if she didn’t.
- Baby legs – Deadpool 1 & 2 both have the fair share of shocking moments that make you gasp, but at the same time, laugh till you can’t breath. Seeing Ryan Reynolds walk across a room with baby legs is up there. Why does he have baby legs? Juggernaught tore him in half, of course. I’m not sure what’s more uncomfortable – a fully grown man-torso on baby legs, or his friend Weasel proudly encouraging him when gets up and takes his “first steps”.
Deadpool 2 has brought a lot of new characters into the fold, but has also reunited us with some of our favorites from Deadpool 1. Weasel, Dopinder, Vanessa, Blind Al, they’re all there, and now we have Cable, Domino, and Yukio as well. The majority of the characters are really funny, really well cast and very lovable. Sadly this isn’t the case for all of the characters, and in found Russell particularly irritating. However, I understand that he is meant to be a rage filled teenager. I’m not sure if its the character, or the acting, as I haven’t seen him in anything else at the moment, I couldn’t say what he is like playing other characters.
Overall, I really enjoyed the movie. It was funny, shocking and just a little bit emotional, which is just what you would expect from a Deadpool movie. However, it was a little predictable, and I felt like I was often one step ahead of it. This is something that I dislike in a movie, as I like to keep guessing till the very last moment. I also felt that there were a lot of small sequences crammed into one film, sort of like they tried to fit too much in. Finally, the soundtrack wasn’t as good as the first.
I also feel that first film had more meaning and depth to it. You can read my review of Deadpool 1 here.
I would definitely recommend it to a friend though, and I give it a 7 out of 10!