The quirky superhero with a potty mouth and a thrill to kill all bad guys is back! Fans of this rather unusual superhero couldn’t have been treated to a more enjoyable sequel, with Ryan Reynolds reprising his role as Wade Wilson aka Deadpool and teaming up with new folks including Josh Brolin as Cable, Zazie Beats as Domino, Julian Dennison as Russell, and others.
When compared to the first film, Deadpool 2 is more emotional, revealing Wade’s softer side. The film begins with him trying to kill himself, something that just doesn’t seem to happen because that’s one of his super powers. He has lost the love of his life after pissing off the wrong guys and he sinks into a pit of depression and self-loathing. He’s still humorous though, masking his pain with jokes and laughs, but he knows he’s lost a sense of purpose.
Just when he thinks he’s hit rock bottom, he comes across a 14-year-old troubled mutant boy named Russell whose power includes throwing balls of fire. Vulnerable and really wanting a friend, the boy looks to a rather disgruntled Wade. Things change when a soldier of sorts from the future named Cable comes into the picture to kill the boy. The rest of the film deals with the way Wade steps in as a mentor figure for Russell, giving him a lesson or two on being a better person while also discovering a sense of purpose.
Like Wade says in the beginning, it’s a family movie. Of course it’s A-rated because of the F-word punctuated in every sentence, but the story shows a softer side to this character, something that moves you as the story progresses.
The makers of the film have clearly outdone themselves here, putting more heart in a story that might not have looked good on paper but comes alive thanks to the perfect casting choice. The jokes, too, have gotten better, with more pop culture references! And unlike what one is lead to believe, the other characters in the film are finally given their due, with the focus going beyond the usually self-indulgent Deadpool. Remember meek Indian driver Dopinder? He returns with more zingers to give!
Jokes about X-Men, Avengers, and other members of the Marvel Universe are cracked, but more than that, watch out for the excellent and unexpected cameos by big stars! Oh, and Indian fans get a taste of AR Rahman’s ‘Yun Hi Chala’ From Swades in the film, so be sure to hear a lot of cheers then!