Rated: R | Running Time: 119 Minutes
From: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
On Digital Platforms: August 7, 2018
On DVD and Blu-ray: August 21, 2018
Get it via : Amazon | iTunes
Every time I’ve watched a Deadpool movie, I can’t decide if the self-healing superpower would be a good thing, or maybe the worse thing in the world. I suppose if you have the attitude Deadpool has, it’s not that bad, but at the end of the day, after being riddled with bullets or having your body torn in half, might it be better just to die?
In “Deadpool 2” said hero gets the chance to find out.
As a sequel to, well, “Deadpool,” Ryan Reynolds is back as the hero with sass, and as opening scenes go, “Deadpool 2” will quickly remind you why you loved the first one as much as you did. Immediately you are bombarded with sarcastic whit, lots of people getting their due by Deadpool, in that special Deadpool kind of way, and adult, comic-book humor abounds.
Quickly Deadpool explains to you that “Deadpool 2” is a family film, because, like every family film, it begins with a vicious murder of a family member. Yes, here comes the vicious, family member murder scene!
As far as the movie goes, Deadpool is sad because of the murder of his woman, Vanessa (Morena Baccarin). He needs to find a purpose so enter some of the X-Men (this is a Marvel Universe, don’t forget). Enter also a little kid with mutant powers (Julian Dennison as Firefist), and some dude from the future (Josh Brolin as Cable).
It is up to Deadpool to save us all!
Deadpool realizes that the key to his life is saving Firefist from his own self-destruction, all the while protecting Firefist, who doesn’t want his help, from Cable. To accomplish his task Deadpool must recruit his own “X-Force,” since he was booted from the X-Men training program, and in one of the most fun times I’ve had in a while, the arrival of X-Force in the city to “rescue” Firefist was classic. You will laugh, cringe, and wish you had half as much luck as as Domino (Zazie Beetz).
The rescue doesn’t go as planned, more fury is unleashed on the Earth with Juggernaut let loose, but don’t worry, Deadpool and X-Force have it covered, life lessons are learned, and yes, we are all saved.
“Deadpool 2” is a fantastic sequel giving you all of the R-rated-ness you remember from the first one, the same brand of humor, camera-talking, and scenes of not-so-seriousness that had you laughing your ass off, and introduced some new characters destined to fill in the cracks of future Deadpool sequels. Also, don’t forget to crank up the volume and piss off the neighbors because the movie has a kick-ass soundtrack.
With tons of fun, even some sadness, “Deadpool 2” will make you enjoy how much fun a well-written, R-rated movie can be for adults. Sure, the fight scenes are a bloody mess, but it’s a fun, nor-realistic bloody mess! It’s 5 stars out of 5 for “Deadpool 2.”
That’s it for this one! L8R!!