Often sequels are a letdown after a surprising first movie, however, Deadpool 2 keeps you laughing as it pokes fun at itself most of all.
Now going internationally to take on bad guys, Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) makes one mistake which changes the course of his future. Now in an effort to make things right again, he sets out to save a mutant boy with fire-power before a time-traveler from the future/Cable (Josh Brolin) can kill the kid.
Wade sets out to create his own team to rescue the kid before Cable can kill him. His team becomes X-Force and features some interesting characters including a normal guy named Peter, who Wade can’t seem to get his name right. With cameos and extra credit scenes galore, Deadpool 2 is a fan favorite.
The movie does bog down at times but the constant over the top violence and insider jokes keep the viewers laughing. With a great musical soundtrack with songs by Dolly, Cher and Céline, you’ll be tapping your feet and singing along. However, I missed Stan Lee. The icon doesn’t have a cameo in the movie but is featured in the graffiti. But to keep you on your toes, there are many other amazing cameos by Matt Damon and Brad Pitt.
Featuring many of the characters you loved from the first movie, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Colossus, Weasel, Vanessa and Dopinder, Deadpool breaks the fourth wall, pokes fun at its own movies, Marvel cannon, Wolverine and a billion other things. Nothing is sacred. Cable is an interesting addition to the Deadpool franchise and gives an interesting twist on what makes a bad guy. It also pulls out the emotional story with what makes a family and death, but again with a funny twist.
Co-written and produced by Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool is a movie you will want to see over and over to catch all the references and Easter eggs. However, the gore and violence is too much for young kids. While it’s done in an emotionally distant way, it’s not a good plan for kids to see all the body parts flying through the air. Fans of the series will enjoy seeing Deadpool “fix” things at the end, so be sure to stay for all the after credits scenes.
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