Deadpool 2 (2018)

Plot: Deadpool meets a teenager named Russell living in an orphanage. When Russell becomes the target of Cable (the villain), Deadpool teams up with Bedlam, Shatterstar and Domino to save the young boy.

Director: David Leitch

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Brianna Hildebrand, Morena Baccarin.

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Spoilers below

So many amazing moments in the second outing from Mr Reynolds. This role is Ryan Reynolds. It’s completely wiped my memories of him in any other films because he is just flawless as Wade Wilson. He was born to be Deadpool. No role has suited him better.

The soundtrack, yet again, was fun and quirky. The whole Cher theme running throughout was great and then when the credits rolled If I Could Turn Back Time Played and it was perfect because a post-credits scene involved DP turning back time.

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One of the best parts of the movie is that it’s so good you forget that Josh Brolin plays Thanos but then they so hilariously remind you of it, in probably my favourite reference in the film. The tiny jukebox scene was also one of my favourite moments as that was in homage to Say Anything, which is an absolute classic film.

Portraying Deadpool as depressed for most of the movie was a bold move from a franchise that relies on jokes and laughs. However, the balance between that and the lightness was executed well and it worked.

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Overall, the film is a nice compliment to its predecessor. I do prefer the first one but sometimes origin films are always the best in a franchise. I’m excited to see where this goes from here as the ending of the film left things wide open for future films.

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