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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Deadpool 2: An R Rated Review


When Deadpool first came out in 2016 it was everything I hoped it would be. I was so pleased it did well and a sequel was quickly announced. Going to see Deadpool 2 I was a bit nervous as movie studios do have a history of fucking up a good thing. This film didn't hit the heights of the first film but it still has a fuck ton of good points to make it worth going to see.

Ryan Reynolds returns as Deadpool this time with Julian Dennison as Russel/FireFist and Josh Brolin as Cable, Zazie Beetz as Domino and Rob Delaney as Peter. T.J. Miller also returns as Weasel along with Leslie Uggams as Blind Al and Morena Baccarin as Vanessa.

The basic plot is that Deadpool kills himself to (*SPOILER ALERT*) get over the death of his wife but as he can't die he is taken to the X-men mansion by Colossus to heal and he decides to become and X-Man (trainee). On his first mission he tries to help a young mutant (Russel/FireFist) but they both end up being sent to a mutant prison. In prison they are attacked by a revenge crazed mutant from the future (Cable).

As you would expect from the Merc with the Mouth things get a little crazy as Cable attacks the prison, Deadpool and Russel get split up.  Deadpool has to track down and rescue Russel and form a team to beat Cable. Deadpool's team (X-Force) are not as polished as the X-Men and things so go from bad to worse. After a revelation about Russel's future and Cable's past it's then a race against time to save Russel from his own dark destiny.

The fight scenes are over the top gruesome but brilliantly choreographed to they are ridiculously funny, how is it possible to laugh at someone literally being blown to pieces or being ripped in half but that's exactly what happens. The action scenes also great with an elaborate chase through busy traffic and an epic sky diving fail.

The acting is spot on too, as much as Hugh Jackman IS Wolverine and I can't imagine anyone else playing that role, Ryan Reynolds JUST IS Deadpool. I don't even think Ryan Reynolds is acting as when you see him in other films or in interviews he still seems to be the same character as in Deadpool. Julian Dennison is also great as Russel, I've seen him before in Hunt for the Wilderpeople and he was very good in that too. Josh Brolin is good as Cable as he plays the brooding tortured mutant cyborg with a grudge perfectly.

I was a little disappointed in some of the CGI, Colossus still looks like a character from a computer game and there are far better examples of realistic looking CG characters in recent films like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Avengers: Infinity War. 

What makes this film great is the comedy really nails it. The foul-mouthed depravity of Deadpool is perfect as in the first film and one scene in particular had the whole cinema in fits of laughter (all I will say about that scene is 'Little Legs'). The Meta-references to other comic and movies runs throughout the film and into the post credits scenes.

The music hits the mood of the film too as each scene is accompanied by the perfect song or score with cheesy love songs, soft rock and dub-step all featuring. One fight scene in particular has the best theme tune with the operatic score brilliantly named "You Can't Stop This MotherFucker".

The film has only been out for a week and is already making a shit load of cash at the Box office, it has already been announced that they plan to make an X-Force film featuring Deadpool and I'm sure it won't be long until I'm writing about Deadpool 3 as well.




Well, that's all for now.

S


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