After the critical and financial success surrounding Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds, producer Simon Kinberg and other producers at Fox, immediately begin development on a sequel to the first entry based on the title character. Besides co-producing the first film, he got promoted as a co-writer to write the screenplay for the sequel gaining more creative control over the story. Josh Brolin signed on to play Cable, a time traveling mutant from the future who’s the son of Cyclops & Jean Grey. In the comics, Cable is known to go on adventures with Deadpool. Zazie Beetz also signed to play Domino, a member of The X-Force and one of Deadpool’s allies.
The Premise is about Deadpool who must protect a young mutant from time traveling mutant, Cable by enlisting a team of mutants. Cable believes the kid has an important connection to a post-apocalyptic future.
Deadpool 2 earned positive reviews from critics, fans and movie goers alike and it’ll probably make more money than its predecessor.
The following review doesn’t feature any crucial SPOILERS. Feel free to read this article if you’ve never ever ever seen the first or second movie. If I were you, watch the first film, because it’s a requirement. I’ll also give you another warning, watch Hugh Jackman’s last film as Wolverine, because Deadpool 2 gives away a gigantic SPOILER! Does the sequel live up to all the hype? Well, let’s find out shall we?
Stable & Unstable Elements
Stable: Ryan Reynolds reprises his role and he did a fantastic job for his portrayal as The Merc With A Mouth.” I’ll give him an Extra Point for co-writing the script.
Other Cast Members such as T.J. Miller, Karan Soni, Stefan Kapičić, Brianna Hildebrand, Leslie Uggams & Morena Baccarin reprise their roles and they all did a wonderful job for their respective performances.
Newcomers to the X-Men franchise including Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Julian Dennison, Terry Crews & Bill Skarsgård all did a great job for their respective performances.
Action Sequences contain a decent amount of hard R violence with elements of gore with crimson blood flying all over the place. If you feel queasy, be prepared, because you are gonna need a barf bag.
Comedy retains humor from the comics and first movie consisting of fourth wall breaking, inside jokes, meta references & one liners. My favorite part of the whole movie is similar to that one incident with Wade who had to recover from a “bloody mess.”
Deadpool’s distinctive trademark outfit was made from a 3D printer.
Visual Effects brings prominent elements to life most notably Colossus’ character design, Deadpool’s “eyes” allow him to use facial expressions when he wears his trademark mask, Cable’s metallic arm.
Cinematography felt normal without suffering technical difficulties throughout.
As the first movie focused on Wade’s origin story and his romance with Vanessa, the second movie shifts to focus on Wade leading a team of mutants. Without giving anything away, as the film progresses, he views is team as a family to him.
Deadpool, Cable, Colossus & Firefist earn themselves Character Development.
Opening Credits spoofs a long-running iconic film series. The Opening Credits indicates that the movie you’re about to see is gonna make you pee your pants.
Celine Dion’s “Ashes” is used as a theme song. Check out the music video you will struggle to keep a straight face.
A song from the first film returns in the second entry.
An infamous X-Men character appears in a pivotal role. I don’t wanna tell you his/her name. You will have to see the film for yourself. If you’re a longtime X-Men fan, you’re gonna happy to finally see that character on the silver screen. I’m giving the marketing team Bonus Points for keeping the character’s role anonymous as possible.
Familiar Cast Members from previous X-Men films make cameo appearances.
A famous A-List actor makes a cameo appearance. I’ll give you a hint, he’s a member of Danny Ocean’s crew from The Ocean’s Trilogy. Be sure to spot him correctly without blinking your eyeballs!
Deadpool makes a few jabs at films related to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU for short) & The DC Extended Universe. (DCEU for short) If you’re a die hard fan of both Marvel & DC, don’t be offended. Deadpool is known for being unapologetic.
Domino’s mutant ability is luck, which is played for laughs. I didn’t mind as long as somebody mocks it.
A Mid-Credits Scene starts with a plot device connected to the narrative. I don’t wanna tell you the juicy details behind it. Make sure to stay in your seat, you don’t wanna miss out!
Unstable: Jokes from the trailers are missing or cut. That’s ok, as long as Fox is thinking about releasing an extended cut on Blu-Ray/DVD.
Honestly, I couldn’t find any flaws in Deadpool 2. I have to give the entire Cast & Crew an Extra Point for making this film as flawless as possible.
The Final Verdict: A, FOR APEX!
Like its predecessor, Deadpool 2 is another decent hit from Fox’s X-Men film series. I’m surprised that the sequel is on the same grade as Avengers: Infinity War, but not quite on the emotional scale as Infinity War & Logan did for me or audience members. Deadpool 2 is up there for retaining the source material. Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, as well as the rest of the returning cast & newcomers all did an excellent for their performances. The Story isn’t a recycled premise from the first film, they writers including Ryan himself, crafted a cohesive narrative. Visual Effects look impressively gorgeous. Character Development felt organic among other postive aspects I’ve listed.
If you’ve already seen Deadpool and the rest of the X-Men films, I strongly recommend this movie. Go out and support Deadpool 2 right now!
Now that Fox crossed out Deadpool and it’s sequel as a successful movie, all we have left is The New Mutants, Dark Phoenix & Gambit before Disney reboots the X-Men franchise to the MCU.
Mr. Reynolds if you’re reading this, thank you for bringing one of my favorite superheroes onscreen. He deserves to be in the MCU along with Wolverine who’s also one of my favorites.