DEADPOOL 2 Review: It's All About Family

Deadpool returns in his sequel and to be honest it's a refreshing and rare moment where a sequel is just as good or better than the first one!


Deadpool 2 (2018) stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, Brianna Hildebrand, Shioli Kutsuna and more.

Director David Leitch (Atomic Blonde, The Bourne Ultimatum, John Wick, V for Vendetta) took over the reins of the franchise, keeping the tone of the franchise while creating a more complex plot that is still as entertaining as the first film.

This time around, well, if you've checked out the film's 'Synopsis,' it says...

"After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the Yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor - finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World's Best Lover."

If you find this confusing, good. The film starts out jumping around just a bit, then flashing back a little to see how we got where we're at now. In the meantime, in our future, Cable (Brolin) finds his family killed by a mutant and tracks him down to our time and travels back in time to kill the mutant while he's still a child, all to protec his family.

But Deadpool gets in the way and in the process, forms his own "X" team to help save the kid from Cable, or at least try to.

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Oh my... when you come into the theater, you expect this to be more of the same from the first film. And it is but they've added the value of family and love to the narrative, giving the story even more of a grip on your heart, dragging you farther into the narrative, despite the over form of humor.

This film goes one step farther than the first film, ribbing various aspects of the X-Men franchise, cheap writing and of all things, itself.

Yet through all the potty-mouthed banter and franchise bashing that takes place in the film, they still manage to inject the value of personal virtue and second chances,

Those second chances inlcude quite a few "fixes" to tings from Ryan's past. They stick with what they've established and kept it less exhausting since we didn't have to play catch up.

They take shocking turns to the story which drives Wade's (Reynolds) actions throughout most of the film. Admittedly, with all the humor going on within the framework of the story, it could be hard to get caught up in Wade's motivations, but yet, it's there.

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