One of the coolest, funniest, the most badass and unfiltered superhero that the MCU has blessed us with is Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds, starring in the titular role in his first stand-alone movie as Deadpool back in 2016. The first Deadpool earned rave reviews from the critics, being the highest grossing R-Rated movie ever. Be it movies or books, most of their sequels are huge disappointments. A lot was expected from Deadpool 2, and let’s just say it in all caps, ALL OF IT WAS DELIVERED AND MORE. This is not a Deadpool 2 review per se, but more of an appreciation post for the makers, the actors and most importantly, the work of art that is RYAN REYNOLDS. Let’s begin!
Deadpool 2 begins with Deadpool setting himself on fire in his own house that looks like an armed robbery took place there. A little more into the story, we get to know how Vanessa was shot dead by one of DP’s enemies. It’s the classic story of the hero losing himself after the death of his beloved. Near death, he has a vision of Vanessa asking him to put his heart in the right place. After literally burning into pieces, Colossus gathers Deadpool and takes him to X-Mansion. In order to heal, he agrees to join the X-Men, but we immediately know that’s not going to be for long. To save Russell Collins/Firefist from the abuse of the orphanage staff, DP shoots one of the members of the staff and is sent to Icebox, a prison for mutant criminals along with Russell.
Enter, Cable. He has come back in time to kill Russell Collins as in the future, he murders his family as Firefist. He comes to the Icebox and a lot of chaos occurs. However, Cable does not succeed in getting Russell. DP has another vision of Vanessa who tells him he needs to help Collins. Regaining consciousness, DP returns home to gather a team of mutants who will help him against Cable. X-Force, the team, fails even before they can start as Domino and DP are the only surviving members of the team. Meanwhile, Collins teams up with Juggernaut who, while having a showdown with DP, tears him into two.
Cable teams up with DP, the latter convincing him to spare Collins life if he is successful in stopping his first murder. Fast forward to the orphanage where Collins and Juggernaut take revenge for all the abuse that Collins had to endure. Cable, Domino and DP arrive at the orphanage trying to stop Collins. Colossus, Negasonic Teenage Warhead and her girlfriend Yukio arrive at the scene, with Colossus fighting Juggernaut. Collins attacks the headmaster, despite the words of DP trying hard to convince him not to kill.
When Cable sees there is nothing that can stop Collins, he shoots a bullet aiming at Collins. DP intervenes, and the bullet hits his heart (he’s wearing a collar that cancels his mutant abilities). Collins sees that DP sacrificed himself for him, stops with the attack and realizes DP indeed cares about him. Just when we think DP’s story is done, Cable uses the last charge on his time-travelling device and strap’s Vanessa’s token in front of Dp’s heart that would obstruct the bullet. The most badass taxi driver, Dopinder, kills the headmaster.
In the mid-credits scenes, Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Yukio repair Cable’s time-travelling device. Dp uses it to save Vanessa and X-Force member Peter. He travels further in time to kill X-Men Origins: Wolverine’s version of Deadpool. He then kills actor Ryan Reynolds while reading the Green Lantern Script.
There’s more to Deadpool 2 than the killer storyline. The regular digs at the expense of Marvel and DC, the extremely funny dialogues, the outstanding performances by all the actors and cameos like Brad Pitt, Bill Skarsgård, Terry Crews, Lewis Tan, Rob Delaney, Alan Tudyk, Matt Damon and the X-Men.
To sum it up, if you loved Deadpool, you’re in for a real treat with its second instalment. Do not waste another second and go watch it. If you have already, you should watch it again.
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