|Produced by||:||David Leitch|
|Music by||:||Alan Silvestri|
|Starring||:||Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison Zazie, Beetz T. J. Miller|
|Production Company||:||Marvel Studios|
Deadpool 2 is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the eleventh installment in the X-Men film series, and a sequel to the 2016 film Deadpool. The film is directed by David Leitch from a script by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Ryan Reynolds, with Reynolds starring in the title role alongside Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T. J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy. In the film, Deadpool forms the team X-Force to protect a young mutant from Cable.
Deadpool 2 ends up being a lesser affair than it’s predecessor. Yesterday I watched Deadpool 2 full movie online Free. What can you say? It’s Deadpool through and through. Though I am a big comic book fan, Deadpool was never a character which I grew attached too. He was always just the “edgy” comic relief that I appreciated for it’s existence and thought it was good that he captured a beloved fanbase which can latch onto his lude and dark humor, I just never found myself as one of them. However, I did THOROUGHLY enjoy the first movie for it’s comedy which I chuckled at for the most part, and for it’s faithfulness to the character.
I think I can say, as a huge comic book fan, this one is even better. The jokes didn’t always land as much as I wanted too, but I put that more on my personal humor tastes changing rather than the movie itself failing in that regard. What makes this one better, is the embrace of it’s material and the inclusion of a nice roster of comic book characters even if some had very little screen time. One large mutant in particular filled me with so much joy at his appearance. Cable was a relatable CHARACTER and helped balance out Deadpool’s witty banter pretty well. The story about Deadpool saving the kid is okay, but I never felt myself too sympathetic to the child. Either way, Deadpool is a great movie not only for Deadpool fans, but for comic fans in general especially if you have an affinity for the X-Men.
A hilarious follow up with a lot of charm and even though it may be better than the first, it has the same problems as the first. After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Miami’s hottest bartender, while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Okay so coming off of “Avengers: Infinity War”, superhero films are probably in for some competition, as the audience is coming in from seeing so many super powers in one place. And with that being said, I wish I saw this film before “Avengers Infinity War”. Either way, this was a really fun installment and a really good follow up to the first “Deadpool”. Even though I wasn’t extremely excited for this film, I still had a lot of fun with it and there were plenty of really memorably moments.
Let’s talk about the humor / comedy. This film is filled with references and while that may be lazy to some people, it’s genius. It’s so hard to write a film that’s basically all references, believe it or not. It’s hard to execute it and actually make it universally funny. There are so many references that there’s no way you’ll be able to catch them all. But in general, I thought this film was hilarious. I haven’t laughed this much in a movie theater in a long time and that says a lot. I was dying of laughter on more than one occasion.
One thing that lacked, as per the first “Deadpool” film, was the story. Goddamn while this movie was entertaining, the story was really bad. It was almost so bad that it took away from the entire experience at hand. The story was lazily written and there was never any real purpose to it. It gave up story in an expense for jokes and while it was undoubtedly hilarious, it was a bad story. Don’t watch this film expecting a great narrative or anything because it certainly doesn’t have that.
The actors were all really good. Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool is a match made in heaven. He’s very charming and quick witted, making Deadpool such a memorable screen character. Josh Brolin, now starring in two superhero films back to back, did a fun job as Cable. Julian Dennison as Russell was a fun addition to the cast and everyone else from last time still put on strong performances. In general, everyone in this film did a great job and their comedic timing together is great. The entire cast has such great chemistry and they make the entire film so fun. In the end, “Deadpool 2” was undeniably fun. It’s a hilarious comedy and it was such a fun experience to have in the theaters. It’s a great superhero film in an era where superhero films are starting to fatigue.
I must confess I love a sarcastic, irreverent take on the tired and ubiquitous superhero genre, so I find the fearlessness and freshness of the first Deadpool rather endearing. In this inevitable sequel where the element of surprise has gone, it has doubled down on its cartoonish violence and adolescent (c)rudeness, but what’s unexpected is the script also reveals a softer side with more heart this time round, whilst preserving its signature potty mouth, fourth wall breaking, cultural reference making, rat-a-tat-tat wise cracking; and I reckon they’ve even stolen bits of Logan’s narrative structure to do this. How meta! Ryan Reynolds’ passion holds the film together once again proving there is no Deadpool without him and the introduction of Josh Brolin’s Cable and Zazie Beetz’s Domino are well handled and casted.
The first 30 mins of the film is so packed with exposition and one-liners, it’s almost exhausting trying to keep up with them but it soon settles in for a smoother, probably more conventional but nonetheless funny and entertaining ride. David Leitch (who directed John Wick), is great with the exhilarating action sequences but he seems a little stiffer with the comedic scenes. Ultimately, the film works best, and brings the big laughs, when it is blatantly messing up conventions and takes unexpected turns in its almost reckless storytelling while taking the proverbial piss. Without going into spoilers, for every mean and gruesome, limbs dislocating and politically incorrect gag or twist that hits, there is a more conventional one that pulls the film back into its superhero box. So while there’s still a lot of fun and mileage to be had in this franchise, it is only going to get harder in the future to please an audience who expects, and perhaps even demands, the unexpected.