Deadpool 2 opens this Friday. That's the character, that's the brand, and that's why the first movie was a success. I may have liked the first movie a little bit more, but it's so hair thin that when I see the sequel again, I may be completely sold that I like it more than the original.
As has become customary among superhero movies, Deadpool 2 features a mid-credits scene that takes meta to the next level and left my screening howling with laughter.
The new story has Deadpool going on a journey of self-discovery of sorts. Reduced to moping and quoting George Michael's "Careless Whisper", Wade finds renewed goal when encounters with wayward mutant kid Russell (Julian Dennison) and vengeful cyborg-from-the-future Cable (Josh Brolin) test his question: is family more than just an F-word?
Deadpool 2's score is exactly the same as that of Avengers: Infinity War, a turn of events even the self referential superhero couldn't have predicted.
At the time of writing this article, 22 reviews had been counted on Rotten Tomatoes, and only two of them were negative, leaving Deadpool 2 with a stellar Tomatometer score of 90%. Hoping to rescue the young mutant Russell (Julian Dennison) from the time-traveling villain Cable (Josh Brolin), Deadpool recruits a new team of superheroes called the X-Force, which includes Bedlam (Terry Crews), Shatterstar (Lewis Tan), Zeitgeist (Bill Skarsgård), and the hapless Peter (Rob Delaney). Deadpool is no longer the underdog making good, but the focal point of a very prolific franchise.
When he was asked by the host if there'll be a third film, he said: 'Yes, we have the suit'. Deadpool 2 is, if less of a surprise than its predecessor, just as amusing; if it's less sexy, that doesn't mean you're not going to get to see the protagonist walking around with no trousers. Domino (Zazie Beetz) is as cool as Wade is frenetic, and gets the single best action sequence in the entire thing.
He also danced in heels alongside Celine Dion to advertise the film, elegantly twirling around her with sleek and sexy moves - all while sporting stilettos.
Ultimately, while Deadpool 2 is a lot of fun, it doesn't quite pack the burst of energy the first one did; how could it?! "I didn't know that guy could sing". After all, as Wade himself would probably tell you, Deadpool 2 is definitely getting a sequel. It's a movie that shocks rather than surprises, so nothing really stays with you.