Deadpool 2

By Jackie Raphael

4.5 stars

The studio did not bother to come up with a creative sequel title because all you need to know is there is more Deadpool to enjoy. The film has another wonderful soundtrack, consistent humour throughout, brilliant cameos, fantastic pop culture references and brutally violent action scenes. Some jokes were repetitive or went a bit too far, but the majority were hilarious. The plot was rather predictable, but nonetheless entertaining. It is about Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) trying to protect a teenage boy named Russel (Julian Dennison) from powerful antagonist Cable (Josh Brolin).

The entire cast was great. Brolin gave a lot of heart to his villainous role. It was wonderful to see some multiculturalism in the cast too, with Dennison keeping his New Zealand accent. There was also another strong female character named Domino, played by Zazie Beetz, who did a magnificent job of being tough and funny. Of course Reynolds was charismatic as always, however, Reynolds did not just act in the film, but is also credited as a writer along with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who also worked on the first movie. David Leitch came on board to direct this film and did well with continuing the stylistic tone. This film is definitely worth seeing, but leave the children at home.