Back in 2016, Ryan Reynolds, Tim Miller, Rhett Reese, and Paul Wernick got together and gave us another (better) version of the Deadpool character and fans loved it! So much so that Deadpool (2016) made $783.1 million at the box office from a budget $58 million. Thanks to these guys, we all can forget that the X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) version of Deadpool ever existed. Now, if you saw the first Deadpool, then you know how it wasn’t a kids movie. Well, they cranked things up a bit more for Deadpool 2 and yeah… it’s definitely not a kids movie either.
Deadpool 2 is an action/adventure/comedy with a hundred and nineteen-minute runtime. It was directed by David Leitch and written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Ryan Reynolds. It’s rated R for violence and language. After a suffering a huge loss, Deadpool is trying to figure out what to do with himself. So, he decides to take Colossus up on his offer of joining the X-Men. We all know that won’t last long… and it didn’t. However, during a mission, Deadpool meets a troubled mutant that needs help. Apparently, a soldier from the future, named Cable, is here to kill the kid and it’s up to Deadpool to stop him.
Ok, I’m gonna start off with this, I loved the movie… almost as much as I did the first one. Just like the first movie, the sequel is crammed with, if not more, humor and gags that’ll keep you laughing through the entire movie. Unexpectedly, it’ll even pull at your heartstrings a bit. Again, the writers tell us a good story that’s told a little out of order and again it flowed together really well. Quick heads up, you’ll want to stick around after the credits for some post-credit scenes.
The playthrough was awesome! There are tons of things going on during the scenes to keep you looking around trying to find all the action and laughs. The cameos were cool, but you have to be a bit of a comic fan to catch all of them nods. Otherwise, it’s just a bunch of people coming and going through the scenes. I think this one had even more action than the last one. It had a good pace and with everything going on, I was never bored. I liked how the creators realized what worked for the first film and kept the same vibe going with the sequel. Keep the fans happy and you’ll make money.
Some of the cast is Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson (Deadpool), Josh Brolin as Cable (No Country for Old Men), Julian Dennison as Russell Collins/Firefist (Hunt for the Wildpeople), Zazie Beetz as Domino (Geostorm), T.J. Miller as Weasel (Cloverfield), Morena Baccarin as Vanessa (Serenity), Leslie Uggams as Blind Al (Roots), Karan Soni as Dopinder (Office Christmas Party), Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic (Tragedy Girls), Stefan Kapicic (Better Call Saul) and Eddi Marsan (21 Grams). It was awesome that they were able to get the original cast back together because all of that chemistry carried over and helped make this one just as good.
As far as the new faces we got this time, I thought everyone was a good pick for the cast and did a good job. Beetz rocked the role. Brolin was a perfect choice for Cable and after watching him, I couldn’t see anyone else do it better.
I thought the effects looked great. All the work they put into Brolin’s look as Cable turned out killer looking. The only thing that really caught my attention, and I couldn’t put my finger on it, but Juggernaut look was a bit off. Unlike Colossus, Juggernaut just didn’t blend into the scenes. Other than that, everything else was awesome looking.
Side note, I didn’t know this, but apparently, Brad Pitt was considered for the role of Cable, but due to scheduling issues, he was prevented from taking the role. However, Pitt was still able to be in the movie. Pitt took the role of Vanisher, which was a small and quick role to film.
Side… side note, in case you didn’t know. They are releasing a PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 December 12th, 2018 called Once Upon A Deadpool. Click the title to find out more about the movies limited run.
Summary : Overall, if you dug the first Deadpool, then you'll dig this one!
It's rated R for violence and language.