May 14, 2018

Deadpool 2 is in theaters on May 18th, 2018.

Deadpool 2 takes place months after the first film. Wade Wilson (played by Ryan Reynolds) eventually decides to teams up with X-Men members; Colossus (played by Stefan Kapicic) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (played by Brianna Hildebrand). While they are on a mission, they find a young mutant named Russell (played by Julian Dennison). When Deadpool finds out that Cable (played by Josh Brolin) has time traveled from the future to assasinated this child, he must stop at nothing to protect Russell.

Deadpool 2 is directed by David Leitch who has also directed “John Wick” and “Atomic Blonde”. I am unsure whether he topped the first film, but it is definitely close. This film carys the same carisma and tone as its predecessor, while taking the plot in new directions. As with the first film, Ryan Reynolds (previously seen in “Buried” and “The Proposal”) once again kills it as the title character. And just like the first film Brianna Hildebrand and Stefan Kapicic are great as the X-Men duo. But the new characters in this are fantastic! My personal favorite was Josh Brolin (previously seen in “Avengers: Infinity War” and “No Country for Old Men”) as Cable, he played such a tough character and totally played it off. Also newcomers Julian Dennison (previously seen in “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” and “Shopping”) and Zazie Beetz (previously seen in “Atlanta” and “Applesauce”) were great additions to the cast. The comedy in this film was also fantastic. Just like the original is was very edgy and crude, but still just as funny. The violence was also just as brutal as the comics, it really did earn its R rating.

Now while this film was a lot of fun, I did have a few minor issues with it. The first is some scenes unnecessarily dragged on. This film would have been so much smoother if it shaved about fifteen to twenty minutes off of its two hour run time. And my other minor issue was that some of the comedy did not work for me, and was continuously repeated throughout the film.

To conclude this review, I really did have a great time with Deadpool 2. It is the best film ever or anything, but just like the first is a great hard R superhero comedy. The jokes are hilarious and the action is super bloody and over the top; everything we would want from a Deadpool film! With the awesome new additions to the cast, I would recommend any Deadpool fan to see this film.

Rating: 3.75 out of 5

Cabell Cabell (Contributor) is a filmmaker from Tampa, Florida. He will watch just about any film but when he's not reviewing the latest hits he spends time directing films of his own.
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I don’t even know where to start with Deadpool 2. I don’t want to give ANYTHING away because it honestly was perfect. I will say that I laughed, I (almost) cried, and I loved it. Ryan Reynolds and his team outdid themselves with this plot and it was nothing that I expected at all! Generally speaking, Deadpool joins forces with more mutants to protect a boy from Cable (solidifying Josh Brolin as the blockbuster villain of 2018) and havoc ensues.

There were some crazy twists, new villains and awesome throwbacks, along with a fun soundtrack that makes the whole movie fit. If I have one recommendation – STAY for the mid-scene credits! They were as fun as the movie. I’ve never given a movie a 5 rating, but today is the day! Go see this ASAP!

Rating: 5 out of 5

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About a year ago, a movie called Hunt for the Wilderpeople came out. It starred veteran actor Sam Neill AKA Dr. Alan "They Do Move in Herds" Grant, and a young man by the name of Julian Dennison.
Julian stole the show as a foster child with a propensity for gangsta' tendencies. Behind his rough and tumble persona lived a boy who just wanted a home; a family.
I fell for that kid so hard. I would have fictionally adopted Ricky Baker. I would real life adopt Julian Dennison. I'm pretty sure he doesn't need to be adopted, but I'm putting it out there anyway.
Why am I bringing this up? What does this have to do with Deadpool? STAY WITH ME.

Dennison stars alongside Reynolds in the second installation of this expletive-laden extravaganza. However, reader, for your benefit, this review will be left sparse on details. Deadpool 2 offers much to delight its audience and does so in spectacular fashion.

Only a total bonehead would spoil such a thing.

What I can tell you:

  • Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) is back with more four-letter antics.
  • His mission is to protect Russell (Julian Dennison)
  • Their mutual antagonist is Cable (Josh Brolin)
  • Will you see old favorites like Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Dopinder (Karan Soni), and Vanessa (Morena Baccarin)? YES
  • Will you meet new favorites like Domino (Zazie Beetz), Black Tom Cassidy (Jack Kesy), and Peter (Rob Delaney)? YES
  • Does the movie earn its R rating just like the first one did? YES
What I can't tell you:
For a crass, bloody, f-word of a film, Deadpool 2 has a sentimental side that'll tug at the heartstrings of even its toughest critic. The first movie had its fair share of sensitivity and tender moments for a film that seemed to be striving for most f-bombs used in a single feature-length motion picture.

That's the thing about Deadpool -- he's such a jerk sometimes, but his heart is definitely in the right place. Ryan Reynolds takes care to give this audience exactly what they're looking for and more.

Speaking as a fan who hasn't scoured the pages of every comic book ever, I can tell you that this movie is made -- with love -- for everyone. I, personally, appreciate a film that can balance solid laughs, tears shed, and head-crushing hand-to-hand combat everywhere in between.

In that same vein, there were a couple of references in the film that were only just slightly lost on me. Those are treats for the super fans and well-deserved.

I was very excited to see a writing credit for Reynolds on this film along with his producing credit. I've been a fan of his for a while, my favorite being Just Friends. For a long time it seemed as though he was pigeonholed into rom-com roles that didn't quite fit. It's wonderful to see him in the role he was born to play. I say this with all of the earnestness at my command -- no one else could play Wade Wilson. Deadpool is Ryan Reynolds the same way that Ironman is Robert Downey Jr. and every CGI character ever is Andy Serkis.

It is very much his role.

Director David Leitch is kind of just getting his feet wet with only a few directing credits to his name, but did a bang up job. I think I'd love to see Reynolds direct the third film -- should there be one -- himself. I think I'd also love to be in on that writer's room with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland, Deadpool). I assure there is nothing "lazy" about this writing.

Deadpool 2 is impressively funny, well-written, and spends two hours giving the finger to the fourth wall. It's everything you're hoping for and some things you didn't even know you wanted. I personally can't wait to see it again, if only for that sweet MTV Unplugged version of Take On Me by a-ha on the butt-kicking soundtrack for the film that is rich, robust, and sometimes has dub-step. And, as your film score fan of the year, Alan Silvestri composed music for Deadpool 2 that covers a wide range of emotions and dynamics.

Go see it. Stay through the credits. Repeat. As Mr. Pool says, "So, from our family to yours, keep your pants dry, your dreams wet, and remember, hugs not drugs."

Rating: 4.8 out of 5

Katie Katie (Contributor) is a cinephile and Chicago native who has been reviewing film for nearly a decade. Her heroes include Roger Ebert and Jay Sherman -- it stinks!
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