In a Hollywood era dominated by franchises and superheroics, Deadpool made for a refreshing, if imperfect, palette cleanser.
It was the X-Men franchise interpreted through the lens of Adult Swim, a project for star Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller that actually conveyed the passion behind it.
Now, two years later with new director David Leitch at the helm, Deadpool 2 (eventually) recaptures the original’s manic mix of comedy and action. It sees our hero facing a tragedy that will change his life.
Wade Wilson aka Deadpool, gets emotionally disturbed after a major loss and ends up at the X-Mansion with Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) to become a ‘trainee’.
During this time, he commits himself in saving a young kid Russell/Firefist (Julian Dennison), a misguided angry mutant from a bad guy named cable. Cable’s weapons and future technology make him a formidable foe.
In an effort to save Russell, Deadpool creates his own team of mutants known as X-Force with amazing of powers that set out to stop Cable and save Russell. Many improvements have been made to ensure the satisfactory sequel we were expecting.
The actions scenes were more thrilling, and the comedy is still a barrel of laughs. Speaking of which, this film has probably the greatest end credit scenes in any Marvel film.