“You know what we need to do? We need to build a team. We need ’em tough, morally flexible, and young enough so they can carry this franchise 10-12 years.”
Deadpool 2 delivers exactly what you’d expect; quips, violence, oodles of meta-commentary, and breaking of the fourth wall. All of the fun stuff that made the first film a success is back and on a larger scale. And this time with the added bonus of some welcome soul, from the relationship between Morena Baccarin’s Vanessa and Ryan Reynolds’ Wade Wilson, and surprisingly from the “antagonist” Cable (Josh Brolin). It’s a breath of fresh air from the endless barrage of hit and miss jokes.
New additions to the cast in Domino (Zazie Beetz), Brolin’s walking Terminator homage Cable, and Julian Dennison’s hilarious (but underused) Firefist are welcome, but the real standout of the film is its action sequences, perhaps not the biggest shocker with it coming from John Wick co-director David Leitch.
There are a handful of screenplay shortcuts taken (that Deadpool himself notes one of them shouldn’t really give it a pass), and the consistency rate of its laughs could be higher, but for all out nonsense entertainment, you needn’t look any further.
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