Movie name: Deadpool 2
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Brianna Hildebrand, TJ Miller, Julian Dennison, Stefan Kapicic and Karan Soni.
Directed by: David Leitch
Thank you Marvel Studios for setting up Thanos in another universe! Or else who would have known which X-Force member would have wiped out courtesy the Mad Titan's snap and we would have been deprived of the joy-ride Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool 2 is.
After a little over two years, Reynolds dons the X-Men character suit for a blockbuster, intending to beat Jesus (The Passion of the Christ is the highest grossing R-Rated movie in the US). While box office numbers will show if he does end up beating the God or not, he definitely outdid himself from the first Deadpool in the sequel.
Deadpool 2 Story:
Deadpool is finally ready to set up his own family until a shootout happens and changes everything. While he reunites with his previous team from Deadpool, namely Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus, yet another twist finds himself stuck with a mutant boy who is called the Firefist. Deadpool takes it upon himself to change the boy's ideologies while Cable is out attempting to kill the teenager.
While Reynolds proved that he was born to play Deadpool (and not Green Lantern), Josh Brolin is the perfect choice for Cable. The actor, who we saw as Thanos just a few weeks ago, successfully distinguished Cable from his alter Marvel ego and is one of the highlights of the movie. His effort to bring the comic character is evident and his seek for revenge or rather change things in the past for a better future drives the movie ahead.
Zazie Beetz as Domino feels like a character you see in your everyday life. Too bad her character wasn't explored so much. Hopefully, there will be more to her character in upcoming X-Men movies. Stefan Kapicic's Colossus is yet another character who effortlessly holds tickles your funny bones and moves your heart.
Shioli Kutsuna as Yukio is adorable and fans would want to see Deadpool and Yukio having more conversations in the future. Amidst this all, Karan Soni as Dopinder stands out in the movie.
Despite Deadpool 2's dialogues take a dig at his Indo-American characteristics, he doesn't bring the stereotypical Indian attitude in his acting. Right from his characteristics to his need to be a hero or rather anti-hero, Karan manages make his presence felt amidst while sharing the screen with Reynolds and Brolin. His chemistry with Reynolds is another highlight in the movie.
While I am not going to give away any spoilers but the casting of Vanisher is a surprise no one was expecting. It is definetely something to watch out for.
More is always less with Deadpool. You just get greedy with every scene. Although there are a few scenes where you tend to take your eyes off the screen, you instantly bring back your attention because you want to know what next could Deadpool do. While the dialogues are simple and straight-forward, the digs written aiming at the X-Men, DC Universe and Avengers: Infinity War's Thanos (all seen in the trailers previously), leaves you laughing hard.
Deadpool 2 has an amazing soundtrack. A preview of which we already received with Celine Dion's Ashes that was released a few days ago. The director has used the different kind of music that does not necessarily portray the tone of the scene but it doesn't hinder the story telling either. The technique adds to the humor of the movie.
The movie feels like a drag in a few places but Leitch successfully brings you back on the bandwagon almost faster than you'd expect.
Deadpool 2 doesn't let you get attached to any character. For example, there is a portion of the movie where Wade Wilson is hurt and has a near-death experience but you don't feel that pain for him.
Okay, we have to talk about this! Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Reynolds are writers who can pull of anything. Taking a dig at Avengers, X-Men, and Wolverine is one thing but taking a dig at yourself is sheer, sheer brilliance. You would want to stay back for all the post-credits scene to understand why they are outstanding writers.
Deadpool 2 is work of creative genius that needs to be watched by one and all. It would help if you skim through the X-Men history (if not watch all of them) to understand all the jokes in the movie.