By Cynthia Ayala
“Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.” —IMDB
Boy, what an amazing sequel. Deadpool 2 is everything you could ever want in a Deadpool sequel. It was violent, graphic, dirty, and downright hilarious. Ryan Reynolds was made for this role, there is no doubt about it. His performance was as perfect as it was in the first movie, and his jokes, the writing, the dialogue and the way he addresses the audience, breaking the fourth wall was amazing. Oh my god, it was just as perfect as it was in the first film. Especially in those opening credits. It was perfection. The humor in the film was perfect, and much like the previous film, it had drama and heart to it. But it didn’t drown the film in that drama, but it also didn’t lose it either. There is so much levity in the film and it challenges and steps away from the normal superhero movies that have high levels of morality and not getting hands dirty. Not here. Deadpool just makes fun of that so much and challenges those ideas. Not in a bad way of course, but in a fantastically humorous way. He even becomes an X-men trainee. Which is such a great joke in the long run of the film.
God, how I loved this movie. It didn’t let me down and made fun of so many things that made the film so great. It was just hilarious and wrong and perfect in every way. There are not enough way to say how great this movie is, from casting to bringing to life the characters from the comics and this storyline. Zazie Beetz was so perfect for Domino. She had the sass and her portrayal, the way she brought to life this character perfectly. And the way the script and direction portrayed her powers and brought them to life on the screen, her dynamic with Deadpool, so perfect. That is honestly the best way to describe her and it was everything any fan could have wanted. She had the right attitude, great chemistry with the cast, and understood her character. What more can you ask for really? And then there is Josh Brolin who was a great Cable. He captured the brooding attitude he has in the comics as well as the personality. Cable is a man of action, a man willing to do what it takes to get things done. He can cross the line. And that’s why he fits in so well with Deadpool and why bringing this character into the mix worked out so well. They had the chemistry to make the film work, and the writers, they understood the character and the role he’s supposed to play in the Marvel Universe.
What’s also great about the film is the diversity and representation highlighted in the film. From casting Zazie Beetz as Domino to representing the LGBT community by addressing Negasonic Teenage Warhead’s sexuality, but also not making a big deal about it. It’s life, not a spectacle, and should just be treated as a fact of life. Which is exactly what the film does.
It’s a great film and lives up to all of the hype. (★★★★ | A)
Directed by David Leitch
Distributed by 20th Century Fox