Movie review: Deadpool 2
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, TJ Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Jack Kesy, Stefan Kapicic
Director: David Leitch
Rating: 3.5 stars
Well, all those people waiting for Deadpool 2, this movie will not leave you disappointed.
As usual, the movie is filled with great action with a good sense of humour and a pinch of emotion. The first massacre in Deadpool 2 is set to a Dolly Parton song. “It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it,” sings Parton in her office-hating hit 9 To 5, while Wade Wilson, red-wearing vigilante slices off enemy arms with excessive glee. He calls this “taking the hands out of the guns of criminals.” Later, when asked if he’s accomplished his mission, Deadpool, played by Ryan Reynolds, shrugs and says he has, but only “in a George W sort of way.”
Along side Ryan Reynolds, you can see Josh Brolin who played the role of Thanos in the Avenger’s Infinity war. The film is directed by John Leitch (who did indeed work on the great John Wick and the ultimately disappointing Atomic Blonde). The weaponry and wisecracks are in place and deployed with competence this time as well, but the film never quite blows the mind. Like the younger Bush, it doesn’t even try.
If you like Deadpool, you’re already sold – even on the weaker, more obvious jokes and the ones this film regrettably spells out – but if you don’t, you’re sunk. Imagine being in traffic listening to a Radio Jockey you can’t stand.
Deadpool 2 gets impressively emotional at the end, even when only pretending to be serious.