Release Date: May 18, 2018
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Zazie Beetz, Brianna Hildebrand, Brad Pitt, Bill Skarsgard, Terry Crews
Director: David Leitch
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Duration: 2 hours 01 minutes
After the hangover of innumerable superheroes in Avengers: Infinity War, everyone was starting to believe that superhero movies will take a backseat for some time. However, Deadpool 2 has proved the naysayers wrong. The rave reviews the movie is getting from critics and viewers goes on to show that this superhero movie is a different class altogether and it has no parallel. The combination of flawed, funny, disfigured, weird and uncaring characteristics make Deadpool a unique superhero, something that the audience loves and can relate to more easily. The motor-mouth superhero is back and this time he is a lot meaner, tougher, badass and funnier.
Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) has always disliked being a superhero, but he seems to enjoy all the action and the blood and gore that come with the job. Deadpool 2 is slightly different from its predecessor, as here the protagonist seeks to find a purpose and develop a sense of belonging. As fate would have it, his wish seems to be fulfilled when he crosses path with a powerful mercenary from future – Cable (Josh Brolin). Cable is chasing a 14-year-old mutant, and it’s up to Deadpool to fight the super strong Cable and protect the mutant. However, this time, the opponent is way too strong for Deadpool. This prompts him to create his own team to fight Cable.
One of the strong points of Deadpool 2 is its clever and bold script. The script freely makes fun of other superheroes and has loads of wisecracks that are a true pleasure for the audience. However, the core story remains strong and the constant jokes do not distract the audience from the primary plot of the movie. The action sequences have been brilliantly shot and executed, and there are plenty of funny, sarcastic references to body shaming, racism, sexual harassment and sexism.
Deadpool 2 will make you laugh and wonder at the flagrant ways of this morally ambiguous superhero. If you liked the sequel, this one’s definitely for you.