I was worried about Deadpool 2 and didn’t know if they could keep this franchise going.
After seeing it, I can say that they definitely can. There was never a time where I felt like it was dragging. A majority of the jokes worked and anytime they would refer back to the first one, it was done in a clever way. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are both very talented writers, and know what makes Deadpool work. They didn’t have to rely so much on dialogue this time around as this one has a lot more situational humor. David Leitch (Atomic Blonde) steps in for Tim Miller as director, and gives Deadpool 2 a bit of style that was absent in the first one. It certainly adds to the movie. Ryan Reynolds is back in the red suit, and proves once again that he is the only guy that do Wade Wilson justice. He has a passion for and an understanding of the character. He even seems to have a similar sense of humor.
In the film, Deadpool becomes protective of a young mutant named Russell, played by Julian Dennison. Dennison is a fine young actor and does a solid job in the role. You can tell that he’s having fun with the character, but that never takes away from his performance. He’s not the only new face though, we also get Zazie Beetz as Domino. She is one of the highlights of the film and adds to every scene that she’s in.
Now let’s talk about Josh Brolin. It’s funny how within the last three weeks we have gotten two blockbuster Marvel movies starring the veteran actor. Even with Thanos’ shadow looming, I can see why they cast him as Cable. Not only does he look the part, but also gives Cable that classic surly attitude.
There are also a bunch of great fan service moments, cameos, and references for everyone to enjoy. I couldn’t have been happier with the movie that I got, and am looking forward to future installments.
Deadpool 2 is currently playing in theaters everywhere.