There is something truly vulgar about Ryan Reynolds’ portrayal of Deadpool. The actor has a massively good time playing the character and he brings life to one of the most well-known and well-liked heroes of all-time. Deadpool 2 picks up where the first one left off with Deadpool gaining noteriety as a contract killer. He begins a quest toward redemption (I wonder how that turns out) by protecting a teenager from a time traveling killer. Deadpool continues his sarcastic, fourth wall breaking attitude, but this film ups the action and the ante by creating some truly impressive spectacles. The gore and destruction upped here makes for a fun and fantastic film which raises the bar for humor in the superhero film.
Ryan Reynolds might be the shining light of this film and he never lets the audience forget that it is his movie, but he isn’t the only one who shines in this film. Josh Brolin is having a truly impressive month, with the two biggest films of the summer featuring him in a massive role. His stoic demeanor as Cable shows his range by completely removing his range and making him into a man of singular purpose. Both Zazie Beetz and Julian Dennison make for great additions to the cast with one offering a calm into the chaos of Deadpool’s nonsense, while the other completely amps up the chaos by challenging the rules of children in film.
Thanks to some great direction and a great cast, this film maintains the legacy of the original while adding a bit of new charm.
Definitely one of the most entertaining superheroes ever put on film, thanks to Reynolds I give this film…
4 out of 5