Deadpool 2 Review
written by Souranath Banerjee
Deadpool 2 Review: If you like quirky insolently funny kind of comedy blended with extreme gore – this is your game!
My ratings: 4/5
11 years in the making, the first Deadpool film emerged in 2016, Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds–pet-project that went on to become an unexpectedly Marvel-ous success of the year! The film was made out of $58 million (only) and went on to collect a whooping $783 million worldwide – the highest grossing Superhero-movie with an
R-rating! The trailers created such hype and immense fan-following that the producers announced its sequel Deadpool 2 just 3 days before even the first film hit the theaters!
And finally the wait is over, the second installment is hot out of the oven and it is no less inappropriately funny (often to the point of vulgarity), addictively raunchy and disrespectfully sarcastic than the first one. Guaranteed boost in violence, swearings, racist jokes, sexually awkward moments and self-referential super-hero-world wisecracks!
You all better get ready for the lizard-skinned Wade Wilson who managed to gain extraordinary healing powers from an accident and got transformed into this cool superhero Deadpool; and mark my words – this time he is determined to take down all the baddies of the world!
‘You’re no hero. You’re just a clown, dressed up like a sex toy.’ Ouch!
Like any other superhero from either DC or the Marvel universes Deadpool also has certain set of responsibilities (mostly self-imposed though) and by the end of the movie he goes through enough comic sufferings to achieve the impossible (well almost).
But the real question that needs our attention is that this buffoon of a superhero who every now and then breaks the fourth-wall and chat up the audience just to deliver another smart one-liner – will he be able to commit to a dream from a loved one and sacrifice his life if necessary to save an innocent?
Superb comic-timing by Ryan Reynolds – definitely his foul sense of humor is the core of this franchise! Not to forget Colossus, Dopinder, Blind Al and Deadpool’s girlfriend Vanessa who continued to be at their very best in this sequel too.
Introduction of director David Leitch (who replaced Tim Miller) and also the introduction of a whole bunch of new characters – the one-eyed villain from the future Cable played by Josh Brolin, the most ‘lucky’ new recruit in the ‘X-Force’ team Domino played by Zazie Beetz and Julian Dennison as the kid who has problems in controlling his superpowers. Awesome cool performances all around!
And guess who plays the Vanisher? Hint: The same guy was supposed to play Cable – but didn’t.
Overall a highly entertaining film that turns out to be exactly what it promised to be!
And let’s face it, when grotesquely violent action-sequences (like a guy being shredded into pieces in a huge grinder, another one literally torn into half from his belly, and hundreds of chopped heads and limbs flying around the screen most of the time) make you heartily chuckle, eat your popcorn with a smile and wait for the next gag – then the writers Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Ryan Reynolds must have done something right!
Wade Wilson is undoubtedly the funniest superhero in a costume and lucky for us he is kinda immortal, which means never-ending franchises. Wink. Wink.
‘Tell me they got that in slow-motion’ Absolutely hilarious!
P.S: Still wondering about Stan Lee’s cameo – couldn’t find him anywhere in the film!
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