Let’s clear up one thing straight away; Deadpool 2 is a definitive improvement on the first film.
The first Deadpool is likely still fresh in most people’s minds having only been released 2 years ago. It was groundbreaking, it broke records and was the first R-Rated Marvel film to hit the big screen (we can’t forget about DC’s Watchmen). Ryan Reynolds struck gold and proved to the naysayers why Deadpool deserved his own big screen solo film. Now with the faith of the studio behind him after seeing the success of Deadpool, Reynolds takes the merc with a mouth into the next gear for a ride that supplies endless laughs from the first minute to the last.
By now we know what to expect from the foul mouthed mercenary but that doesn’t make any of his crude jokes have less impact. What does come as a surprise is the heart that this movie has explored through Deadpool’s relationship with the returning Vanessa played by Morena Baccarin and the introduction of Julian Denninson. The storyline has been fleshed out more than the first outing and the film benefits hugely from it. The growth of the the film is clear with the inclusion of an ensemble of new characters including Josh Brolin’s Cable and Zazie Beetz’s Domino. Domino is sure to be a new fan favourite. Director David Leitch helps deliver fun, fluid and always violent action that we’ve learnt to love from his work on John Wick.
Be sure to stick around for the scenes during the credits which will have fans cheering all over the world. We can’t wait to get back in the cinema to see it again (and again).
– Ciarán Hayward