Deadpool 2 came out in theatres this weekend and I had fun watching the borderline parody film with R rated action and language starring Ryan Reynolds. He has been passionate about playing the role of Deadpool since first appearing as the character in 2009’s X-Men Origins Wolverine, and due to creative differences, drove the first instalment’s director Tim Miller away from helming the sequel. This part is directed by David Leitch (Atomic Blonde), written by the team who also wrote Life (also starring Reynolds), Deadpool, and Zombieland, and tries to breathe a sense of family into the comic book action. DP2 sees the merc with a mouth face off against Cable (Josh Brolin- yes, the same guy who is in theatres right now playing Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, both Marvel properties). While the number of super powered characters was raised in this part, the majority of one liners (and pop culture references, this is a Marvel film) and laughs belong to the lead. Reynolds tries hard constantly throughout the film to get laughs, Brolin broods trying to look the most badass, and Zazie Beetz casually picks up some screen time busting up the boys club (not unlike her role in the series Atlanta). The film righted some wrongs that fans of the comics felt were made by previous X-Men films, such as the portrayal of Deadpool himself, and showed this series could compliment (or rival) the mainline X-franchise.
2018, 1h 59m