Title: Deadpool 2
MPAA Rating: R
Director: David Leitch
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin
Runtime: 1 hr 59 mins
What It Is: He’s back! The merc with the mouth returns following 2016’s original Deadpool. Here Wade Wilson (Reynolds) is snapping necks and cashing checks. When a time-traveling mutant named Cable (Brolin) comes into our time in order to kill a young mutant named Firefist (Julian Dennison) who in the future will change his world. Deadpool needs to assemble a team of mutants for a task force, and X-Force if you will, to defeat Cable and possibly save the teenagers life. This new group of mutants helping Wade to battle includes a woman named Domino (Zazie Beetz) whose ability is that she is extremely lucky. It’s this group that’ll face the face of vengeance and time itself and they’ll do so with quick quips and a sarcastic tone.
What We Think: While this does suffer a bit from sequelitis, which rears it’s head in the jokes not being as crisp and some of the action not being as interesting. Reynolds is of course as charismatic and funny as he was in the previous one and that’s really all this film needs in its gas tank to get going. Brolin is really interesting here. He brings to Cable the rugged toughness he (as an actor) is known for. I loved the addition of Domino and think that Beetz added a ton. She was smart, sassy and kicked major ass.
Our Grade: A-, I had so much fun with this once again exploring the world Wade Wilson lives in. Ryan Reynolds is meant to be this character. Not enough of Morena Baccarin but that’s what the story kinda calls for. Every single jab at Fox’s Marvel-verse was funny and felt well earned. I can definitely recommend this one, especially to fans of the first film. It’s still just as funny, just as gory and just and damn fantastic. Chimichangas!