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Deadpool 2 (2018)

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 Reynoldspet-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 deadpool-2million worldwide – the highest grossing Superhero-movie with an
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!

deadpool-2Like 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 Colossusdeadpool-2DopinderBlind 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. 

deadpool-2Overall 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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Deadpool (2016)

Deadpool review

written by Souranath Banerjee

A potent cocktail of laughter and violence, both in extreme degree!

My Ratings: 4.2/5.

Blade: TrinityX-Men Origins: WolverineGreen LanternR.I.P.D. were all the comic book movies that Ryan Reynolds was previously part deadpool-poster4of, but none of them was as ‘Bad ass. Smart ass. Great ass.’ as his latest one – Deadpool!

As the character Deadpool says at one point of time in the film “You’re probably thinking ‘This is a superhero movie, but that guy in the suit just turned that other guy into a fucking kebab.’ Surprise, this is a different kind of superhero story.”

Indeed a different kind, and I would also add that Deappool is probably the only superhero movie that manages to become a spoof of other superhero films; as there are numerous gags that teases other superhero characters throughout the film.

When Mr.Wade before getting mutanized into Deadpool requests ‘And don’t make the suit green. Or animated!’ it is of course a direct hint deadpool-poster3of Ryan Reynolds’s earlier superhero avatar Green Lantern that
didn’t work too well for him (nor for us for that matter).

But Deadpool, after a long time it is safe to say that we have a decent enough comedy flick that tickles in the right places.

Except, of course, in a few brutal action sequences between Ryan Reynolds and Ed Skrein that actually makes you flinch with the sheer intensity of violence, but then again the humor kicks in just when you least expected. 

With a few out-of-the-box X men characters, like the low deadpool-poster6budget huge 3D mutant full of wisdom Colossus (voiced by Stefan Kapicic), the teenage girl Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and on the other side we have the sadistic Ajax (Ed Skrein) and his lady-sidekick Angel Dust (Gina Carano) – the film remains refreshingly super-heroic.

And then Ryan Reynolds’s performance gives the film that extra wackiness it so needed. I feel Reynolds is one underrated actor or probably his choice of films never really clicked earlier, but Deadpool is right on target. His chemistry with Morena Baccarin and T.J. Miller in the film is just perfect.

deadpool-poster8Directed by Tim Miller, damn witty, seriously funny, a bit of indecent slapstick, even vulgar at times, but more importantly, almost always successful in making you laugh.

Character credits by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza and awesome screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (though not exactly written keeping the kids in mind).

The first comic-book-adopted flick of the year 2016 and a job hilariously well done. Totally go for it.

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