This review contains mild spoilers for Deadpool 2.
If you felt a mixture of excitement and hesitancy when it was announced that Deadpool was getting a sequel, you aren’t alone. I couldn’t help but wonder how Deadpool 2 could ever live up to the original. I needn’t have wasted the time in worrying. This sequel is better in every way. It’s funnier, gorier, and I’m not going to lie, there’s a good chance that this film will have you openly weeping. Multiple times.
You see, what makes Deadpool 2 so fantastic is not its wit or its violence. Though the fight scenes are beautifully choreographed and the jokes will have you crying with laughter, its the heart in this movie that so endears us to it. Because, quite simply put, Deadpool 2 is the family film that you can’t take your family to see. And despite its most heart-wrenching moments, you’ll leave the theater with an unexpected warm, fuzzy feeling.
Deadpool, when you think about it, featured a fairly small main cast. The sequel widens that with the introduction of many new characters, but two in particular need to be mentioned. The first, unsurprisingly, is Domino. Played to perfection by the fantastic Zazie Beetz, Domino is just the right combination of hilarious, bad-ass, and just plain lucky. That is her superpower after all. It’s difficult not to fall in love with this character. She easily steals the spotlight from Deadpool on multiple occasions, and she sure knows how to hold her own in a fight. Deadpool 2 did Domino justice, and served as the perfect introduction to her character. And as we know, we’ll be seeing more of her in the announced X-Force movie, which also will be featuring the so-called villain himself, Cable.
The Deadpool 2 trailers did an excellent job in faking out the audience. And we bought it! I mean, let’s face it. A man with a metal arm and rippling muscles comes from the future to kill a kid…he can’t be a good guy, right? Well, evidently, wrong. By the end of this movie, Cable will easily have become one of your favourite characters. You’re going to be rooting for this guy, crying for this guy, cheering for this guy, the whole nine. Out of each and every one of the main characters, Cable sacrifices the most. He is one of the most heart-wrenching and heartfelt things about this film, and he’s one of the toughest, too. I have to admit, after seeing Infinity War, I never thought I could love a Josh Brolin character ever again.
I stand corrected.
Deadpool 2 has some of the best fight scenes I’ve seen in a while. In true Deadpool fashion, they are the perfect combination of hilarious, bloody, and purely bad-ass. There’ll be at least a few moments where you’ll cringe while literally laughing out loud. And as far as the comedy? It’s as Deadpool as it gets. With shots fired against the DC Extended Universe (the Martha joke will have you applauding) and against the MCU themselves (Thanos, anyone?)! The only thing off limits in this film is Canada. Deadpool will not tolerate any insults against Canada.
And let’s not forget the return of two of our favourite X-Men: Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead. And Negasonic has a girlfriend this time around! Her name is Yukio and they are arguably the best thing about this entire film. I’m not going to lie, all I really want now is a sitcom-styled spin off of the two of them. A girl can dream, can’t she?
Overall, Deadpool 2 is superb in every way. Filled with multiple twists you’ll never see coming and enough jokes to cure you of that post-Infinity War gloom, this sequel is definitely a must-see.
Deadpool 2 Is In Theaters Now.