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(4 1/2 popcorn boxes)
Mayhem can be funny. We already know this from the Allstate commercials. Deadpool mayhem is funny, bloody and a bit gruesome… times 10.
Wade pool” Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) has gone international. You can hire him to take out bad guys anywhere in the world. Which means, of course, he makes a lot of enemies and himself a target. This brings us a tragedy.
Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), Weasel (T.J.Miller), Blind Al (Leslie Uggams) and Dopinder (Karan Soni) are also back – still hilarious. But the aforementioned tragedy takes Deadpool on a strange path.
Colossus (voice of Stefan Kapacic) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) take him to the X-Men headquarters and make him an X-Men trainee. That doesn’t end well.
Without giving away too much of the hijinks… which include a stint for DP in “the icebox”, meeting a teenage angsty mutant (aren’t they all) and forming his own team called X-Force (yes, it is derivative)… Deadpool takes on Cable (Josh Brolin), a mutant from the future who has come back to kill the mutant who killed his family. Yes, that sounds familiar… in fact Deadpool calls him John Connor at one point. Really. Funny.
The action and the special effects/computer generated images are excellent, if not a tad graphic – for example Deadpool being literally torn in two. The story is oddly unique at the same time it is familiar and Deadpool is the first to admit “well that’s just lazy writing”. Brolin and new character Domino (Zazie Beetz) bring another level of comic comedy that makes the entire film work perfectly.
Four and a half out of five boxes for Deadpool 2. Even though the movie is 119 minutes long, it moves so fast I am sure I missed things. I’ll have to see it again. Don’t miss the after credits scenes, they are extra special. Deadpool 2 is rated R. So R it should be R/X. This is not good, clean fun – it’s dirty fun. I𠆝 even say slightly better than the first Deadpool and I didn’t think that would be possible. When you go to see Deadpool 2 remember it moves fast…pay attention.
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Keep your eyes peeled in Deadpool 2 for some uncredited cameos. For instance, this Oscar winning screenwriter and actor who also popped up in Thor: Ragnarok.
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