Everyone’s favourite effin’ and jeffin’, red suited, non X-Men member is back in a comedy sequel that doesn't suck. Hangover 2, Anchorman 2 and Kick-Ass 2, just a few comedy sequels that are never as good as the original. They are still decent films but they never reach the heights, shock or thrill that the first one did. However, Deadpool 2 is an exception to this rule.
Ryan Reynolds returns as Wade Wilson, heart-broken by the death of his girlfriend has given up with life. However when he has a vision of her and the possibility of him dying if he saves a child then they can be together again. The child in question is Russell Collins aka Firefist (played brilliantly by Julian Dennison, who was in Hunt for the Wilderpeople, directed by Thor: Ragnarok director, Taika Waititi. Go watch it, it’s amazing). Firefist is a mutant who can shoot fire, from his fists. He’s a troubled guy and wants revenge on his headmaster who tortured him. Cable, the bad guy, wants to kill Firefist because when he becomes older he murders his family as he loves to kill. This all comes from the first kill, which would be the murder of the headmaster. Deadpool tries to stop Firefist on this path so he can be reunited with his girlfriend.
Cable is a really good villain, who like previous Marvel films has a reason to be the villain. In the end we sympathise with him and it turns out he isn’t a villain at all, just a time travelling robot guy wanting to save his family. And thank god the film referenced him as Thanos because its the same actor, in the same franchise, I know that Deadpool and Thanos are never going to cross paths, but the fact its the same actor kinda destroys the illusion of films. For me anyway, I’m sure others do not care about this.
The best thing about the first Deadpool was the shock of everything, a Marvel superhero that swears in every scene, brilliant. In this film, it wasn’t a shock so it lost that factor. However it was still funny in places, there are some scenes in particular that are hilarious. The baby leg scene, thats amazing. On the other hand, sometimes it does seem like it always tries to make a joke where it is not totally necessary, that can make it a bit cringe, but this doesn't happen all the time, when it does, it is noticeable. The shock this time was the emotion, surprisingly it worked really well and it made the film a lot better because there was a heart to the plot.
Another brilliant instalment from the Deadpool franchise, Ryan Reynolds was made for this role and he is brilliant in it. Great action, hilarious scenes and a decent story with a lot of emotion, this again, another decent film from Marvel.