Deadpool 2: Spoiler Free Review
Deadpool 2 is a truly inspirational movie where Wade Wilson played by Ryan Reynolds copes with his loss of taste while struggling to become Mayberry’s hottest bartender and scouring the world for the coveted coffee mug
Let’s get this out of the way right at the beginning: Like many of you reading this, I’m a huge Deadpool fan. And despite thoroughly enjoying the first movie (and the 50+ times I’ve watched it since) I thought the sequel would be atrocious and fail miserably.
There I said it. Why? Because you can’t beat something that’s already so <beep> amazing.
The first movie was shockingly different to the superhero movies we’re used to, and since its sequel hits theatres barely a month after the blockbuster that was Avengers: Infinity War, I expected a basic forgettable movie.
That changed about three seconds into the movie. And the first two words of this masterpiece, “F**k Wolverine” had the theatre burst into laughter.
It was at this very minute that I knew I could be wrong.
The first movie did well to set up the character as we got the ‘Origins Story’ out of the way right at the beginning. The second movie felt like an actual movie with an amazing cast, a believable storyline and a wonderful soundtrack that would even impress the Guardians of the Galaxy fans.
The entire movie seemed like Ryan Reynolds got a bunch of people together, with a bunch of cameras and just had fun. If you, like me, loved the first movie, you’re going to absolutely enjoy this one. And if you, unlike me, hated the first movie, you’re going to absolutely love this one. Almost everyone around me from casual fans, to even those who have never watched the first or even heard of Deadpool enjoyed themselves.
In typical Deadpool fashion, the pop culture references are gifts that just keep on giving. From mummy Martha and Matthew Mcconaughey to Beyoncé and Bambi – no one was spared. Yes you read that right – even Bambi got thrown into the mix.
There was a decent amount of ribbing other superheroes as well, from both the DC and Marvel Universe. All I can say without giving a lot away is that Jeremy Renner might have a few issues with the movie.
We all knew what we were getting with Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, but what about the others. Form the comics to the videogame; fans have come to love the interactions between Deadpool and Cable. The time-travelling son of Cyclops is the polar opposite of Deadpool, and it’s this clash of personalities that make the movie so much more interesting.
Josh Brolin (aka Cable, aka Thanos) portrayed the character quite well. He single-handedly contributes to the majority of the action sequences and I’m sure that there will be a few more Cable fans in the world over the next couple of weeks.
The rest of the crew, from the gorgeous Domino to the goofy Peter is absolutely amazing as well. Casting was on point and there are absolutely no faults with their performances.
While Zazie Beetz as Domino and Karan Soni as the now blood-thirsty Dopinder would be fan favourites, look out for the adorable Yoiki played by Shiori Kutsuna and the mysterious Vanisher played by… you know what I’m not going to tell you. Let’s just say the person is instantly recognisable and you’re going to love the cameo.
Since we’re on the topic of cameos, there’s a blink-and-you-miss-it Easter egg at the mutant mansion, which is absolutely hilarious and the inclusion of a major, and massive, Marvel villain.
As mentioned before, the soundtrack will make a Guardians of the Galaxy fan proud. For a movie this random, it’s safe to say the soundtrack would be equally haphazard. Deadpool 2 features tunes from Air Supply and Dolly Parton to Skrillex and AC-DC.
Lastly, and it goes without saying, that you have to stay for the end credits. Those few minutes are gold. I know we say this all the time with every superhero movie out there. But Deadpool 2’s after credit scenes are, without a doubt, better than any Marvel movie’s after-credit scene. Ever.
Deadpool 2 opens in the UAE on May 17th with a runtime of 119 mins