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May 23, 2018

Deadpool 2 (2018) --- “Be Prepared For The Second Coming”

Plot Summary
Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool joins forces with fellow mutants - Vanisher, Zeitgeist, Bedlam, Shatterstar and Domino - and non-mutants - Peter and Dopinder - to protect a boy, Russell, from the all-powerful time-traveling guy named Cable. (1)

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Hello, Movie Buffs! 
     In 2016 Fox gambled on Deadpool 1, an R-Rated ‘superhero’ film with a surprisingly low budget, and after the film proved a success the studio decided to come back with Deadpool 2 (2018),  an R-Rated sequel with a slightly bigger budget, a new director, and an ensemble cast – both new and old.

     I know that fans of the film were worried that a change in director would negatively impact the film, however, the change proved to have a smooth transition. Director David Leitch (Atomic Blonde and co-directed John Wick) takes the film to a whole new level and continues where the first film left off. Whereas writers Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick (both co-wrote Deadpool and Zombieland), and Ryan Reynolds (in his screenwriting debut) created a story that was compelling with nice plot twists and non-stop gags that were expectedly dirty. Personally, I don’t care for films that have a lot of vulgar language but in this case, it was expected. Some people can easily see past the vulgar language (or just don’t care) and can enjoy the rest of the film for what it’s worth. For me, some of the humor went a bit too far in it but it was still just as funny as the original.
     The action sequences were amazing and have improved since the first films. The music was uniquely chosen for the film, the effects were flawless. But the best part about the film would have to be the ton of references to pop culture and other films, particularly films that some of the cast had starred in. For examples, Deadpool calls Cable (Brolin) “One-eyed Willy” and “Thanos” which are references to Brolin’s part in The Goonies (1985) and the Avengers Universe.
     The film is filled with an ensemble cast of characters both new and old. Reprising their roles are Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Brianna Hildebrand as NTW, Stefan Kapicic Colossus, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Karan Soni as Dopinder, and Morena Baccarin as Vanessa. While the new characters are Josh Brolin as Cable , Julian Dennison as Russell, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Eddie Marsan as Headmaster, Bill Skarsgard as Zeitgeist, Terry Crews as Bedlam, Rob Delaney as Peter, Brad Pitt as Vanisher, Lewis Tan as Shatterstar, Jack Kesy as Black Tom Cassidy, and Shioli Kutsuna as Yukio respectively. All the performances no matter how brief or how long were performed quite well.

     Overall, Deadpool 2 (2018) is a sequel that we all expected. The action is violent, the cast performs well, and the humor is what makes the film. While this is not my favorite film but it is great if you want to watch a superhero film that is violent, funny, and a bit raunchy. In addition, this is by no means a family-friendly superhero film nor is it for the faint of heart. Now, will there be a Deadpool 3? That remains unclear. They could make a third film or they could simply end the story here, either way, the studio will be met with success. If you do end up seeing this film then I suggest that you stay to watch the after credit scenes, which bring the film to a well-rounded ending.

“Doing the right thing is messy. You want to fight for what's right, sometimes you have to fight dirty.” 
- Deadpool

Final Vote
Worth Seeing:  8.8 of 10 stars
Worth Buying:  8.8 of 10 stars

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