Deadpool returns to the big screen with the sequel to the blockbuster that smashed multiple records in 2016. Deadpool 2 is funny, action packed and very enjoyable to watch.

The Movie opens with a montage of Deadpool travelling across the world killing bad guys before heading home to his girlfriend, Vanessa. I am going to leave it at that to avoid any spoilers.

A series of events leads him back to his allies from the original, Colossus and Negasonic teenage warhead, where they go to help a young mutant named Russell. This is where the movie really begins.

Josh Brolin is fantastic at playing the bad guy. He is currently on a roll in that department, playing Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and now Cable in Deadpool 2. Cable comes from the future to kill Russell, but Deadpool repeatedly stops him.

The movie continues in that vein for the complete second act, with plenty of action to keep the viewer entertained. The complexities of Brolins character brings in another dimension to the Deadpool franchise, as he isn’t just another bad guy that Deadpool beats up. He is more than that, and that is shown at the end of the movie.

What can be said about Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool that hasn’t already been said? The man was born to play this character. Reynolds personality and humour are perfect for this role. This is a role of a lifetime, and Reynolds plays the ‘Merc with the Mouth’ extremely well.

There is definitely more violence in this movie than the original. It is also very funny aswell, but some jokes just failed to land for me. There was a few parts in the movie where the theatre I was in was silent when a joke was attempted.

Overall it was a very funny movie. The X force scene was brilliant as well as a certain scene with ‘small legs’. You will know what I am talking about when you see it. It is a very memorable scene.

Deadpool 2 is a an entertaining movie, but it isn’t as good as the original. I think this is because people are now aware of the Deadpool humour and the constant 4th wall breaking, so it isn’t a surprise hit like it was in 2016. I would definitely recommend  going to see it in the cinema, as the action and explosions are impressive on a big screen.


John McAuliffe