Monday, May 21, 2018

Movie Review: 'Deadpool 2'

If you liked the first movie then you'll more than likely have the same fondness for the sequel. It does what any sequel should do, take the original, build on what came before, and then give you that bit more. The beginning may follow a similar path to the original, as we once again catch up to the storyline, but you certainly get more, as they turn it all up to 11! There's more action, more humour, more violence, more profanity and definitely more meta. It's definitely rated R for a reason!

The familiar are back, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Colossus, Weasel, Blind Al and Dopinder all return. And Josh Brolin's Cable and Zazie Beetz' Domino are great additions to the cast too.

There's some cool cameos, the usual plethora of meta pop culture references and Easter eggs scattered throughout. which are always fun to spot! I didn't find them tiresome or that they diluted the laughs or slowed the pacing of the film. They just seemed about right for me.

But for all the violence and humour, and there is a lot, it's also a surprisingly emotional movie, with theme being 'Family' - the other F word that's mentioned a lot in this film - threading throughout the plot, tugging at the heartstrings in between the laughs and action. 

It's a welcome return, and is a brutal, hysterical and sometimes emotional wild ride that is most certainly recommended!

For those that stay for the bonus credits scenes, there are two scenes in the mid credits, both worth staying for, especially the second, with nothing at the very end, unless you want to hear an orchestral choir sing "shitballs"!