Movie Review: Deadpool 2 is Full of Wisecracking Fun
Updated: Jun 22, 2018
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Jack Kesy
Hold up, because our favourite wise-cracking anti-hero is back with a brand-new film. Simply titled as “Deadpool 2”, there is much that we have come to expect from the Deadpool franchise despite its relative youth in the movie industry.
What we have specifically come to expect: A damned good time.
The first Deadpool movie, filled with lots of laughs and action, was an unexpected success. With sequel-itis looming over every sequels' heads, would “Deadpool 2” be able to deliver as well? Let’s find out.
What is it about?
Fast forward two years after the events of the first Deadpool movie, Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) aka Deadpool now works as an assassin who kills various criminals worldwide. From those that dwell in his city to those living in Hong Kong, there are none that are safe from the judgment of his twin blades. For a long while there, his high-risk life is smooth sailing until he fails to kill the head of a drug operation in his home city.
At first, he doesn’t think too much of it and returns home to his girlfriend, Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), to celebrate their anniversary together. The only light in the life of blood and gore that he lives, Vanessa shares that she is ready to start a family with him. Enraptured in the moment, it is as though he is on the cusp of living a dream come true. A family with the woman he loves; what could be better?
However, this moment doesn’t last for long because the head of the drug operations and co decide to pay him a visit- and in the process, kill Vanessa.
Wade then spends much of his time stuck in a spiral of self-pitying depression- until with the help of his friends and a vision of Vanessa, he tries to get himself out of it and onto the right path. As he attempts to put his life back together, is it possible for him to find another family of his own? And learn how to (somewhat) play nice with others while he’s at it?
Is it worth a watch?
Once again, Deadpool has proven that he is as snarky, fun and sweary as ever. And in a way that can be described as very Deadpool-like fashion, has unexpectedly beat the illness that is called sequel-itis. If anything, not only did it measure up to the previous film, “Deadpool 2” managed to up the ante even further.
The reason for this lies in its more consistent style of writing. The laughs roll harder, the action sequences more thrilling, the swearing more over the top- and the gore more in your face. Basically anything and everything that makes Deadpool so good has been perfectly condensed and curated for your consumption.
But more than that, as much as the Deadpool franchise promises a good time, development is essential for any character worthy of respect. The writers of “Deadpool 2” manage to do just this, without sacrificing what it is we love so much about this anti-hero. Not an easy task, I'm sure, as Deadpool runs a fine line between all-out troll and self-aware, fourth wall-breaking fictional character with a surprising amount of depth.
Without a shadow of a doubt, “Deadpool 2” is definitely another Must Watch superhero film of the year.
And no matter how much Deadpool insists it is a family movie- don’t bring your kids.
“Deadpool 2” will be hitting cinemas this 17th May (tomorrow!)
Written by Crunch's Melissa Kartini