Deadpool 2 Movie Review
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No one has expectations for sequels, because they generally never live up to the hype, fun, and glory of the original. Even in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sequels have the potential to feel like filler for bigger things. DEADPOOL 2 (2018) manages to not only hold its own but prove there’s plenty of gas left in the Merc with the Mouth’s tank.
Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) finds himself on the path to being a better superhero after a loss he barely crawls away from. He knows he can’t live up to the expectations of the X-Men, painfully obvious when he crashes at the Mansion for a while. While finding himself, he decides to save a very angry mutant teen (Julian Dennison) whose own path runs dangerously into futuristic cyborg, Cable (Josh Brolin), but only succeeds in unleashing a very deadly foe. He has no choice but to assemble his own X-Men/Avengers which include the enigmatic and total badass, Domino (Zazie Beetz), and her luck is as awesome as her hair.
You may leave with a new crush on Zazie Beetz, so there’s another warning for you. It’s all good, though.
Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) are back, and NTW brought a girlfriend, the cute as a freaking button, Yukio (Shioli Kutsuna). Really, it’s a level of adorable bestowed usually reserved for bunny in teacups, and even Wade was reduced to goofy grins no one could see.
(I’d like to keep this spoiler-free, so just know that as usual, Deadpool 2 is not for kids, the elderly, or anyone offended by coke use, old blind women making penis jokes, actual penis, and a level of violence and action that earned this film a Hard R.
Does this get sappy? Yes. Does this get maudlin? Yes. Might you feel a little weepy? Yes. All of those things are what make MCU movies and Deadpool in particular fantastic. These are STORIES about (imaginary) people who live their (fantastic) lives on a level that connects with schlubs like you and me. We can get behind all of his shenanigans because Wade is that psychotic, give no effs guy we all wish we could be – without the rampant cancer and pain.
You don’t need to see the original to enjoy Deadpool 2, but it’s never a bad idea to understand exactly what you’re getting into. Plus, Deadpool (2016) is just good fun. It’s also worth seeing twice because you’re laughing a little too hard to miss a good deal of the jokes.
Deadpool 2 (2018) is Rated R for bare butts, bare fronts, swears, violence, and I mean lots and lot of violence, and this weird ongoing crush on Logan that borders on disturbing.