OMG, OMG, OMG… Deadpool 2 was amazing!
If you haven’t yet seen it, then I strongly recommend you do. As with most sequels, I was a bit apprehensive when entering the viewing for this movie. sequels had the tendency to go overboard, taking all the jokes we loved about the first film and going full on overkill in any movie to succeed it. I’m looking at you Ragnarök. As the first Deadpool was such a refreshing, comical yet thrilling movie, different from any marvel movie before it, it was almost inevitable that the second movie in the franchise would fall to the same errors. However, it did not.
Deadpool 2 didn’t feel like a sequel, it felt like a continuation of an already well established character. The story line felt fresh (though admittedly through a very repetitive model. Days of Future Past, anyone?) there were no secret sisters, no daddy issues and no Winter Solider. It was simple but with the ability to break our hearts in the first ten minutes. (Vanessa!! Why!!!) but even through his grief, Wade maintained his same natural humour we had enjoyed during his first outing. All-in-all, this has been my favourite movie of 2018 so far, with Black Panther holding a solid second.
Here are a few key points in the movie that really had an impact on me:
- Obviously, Vanessa’s shocking demise so early on. We had gone through 2 hours previous, watching Wade and Vanessa’s love blossom to him rescuing her and her total acceptance of Wade’s new appearance only to have the happiness stripped away in a matter of minutes. We were not prepared and the one time I had hoped marvel would continue their tend of bringing back dead characters, they left her dead. I am not OK.
- Firefist! (or Russel). I have got to say how refreshing it is to not have an english character! Typically, a lot of sequels take place in London and or have an English character within the main group (Thor: Dark World, Cars 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, Garfield 2, Pocahontas 2, London has fallen, Iron man 3). It gets very boring. Russel is from New Zealand, a nation that is often over shadowed by their australian neighbours so it’s great for them to get a little shout out in mainstream movie.
- Deadpool’s toddler legs… I can’t even comment…
- Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead are back! And its great to see them both again. Negasonic has grown up a lot since we last saw her and has gained a girlfriend, Yukio. This was a nice little detail raising further awareness for the LGBTQ+ community. Superheros can be tough and can love whoever they like.
My one dislike for the movie was for Colossus, whose personality just didn’t feel as genuine as it had in the first Deadpool movie. Also, his CGI seems to be slightly off. DP2’s version features a more slender metal man and he seems to have lost a fair bit of muscle mass from his shoulders. The one thing I absolutely head about sequels is the lack of continuity. Sadly this was a bit distraction to me.
- X-Force and all their demise. Oh my god, here we go! A whole new bunch of superheros, the next X-Men… And they are all dead… Seriously, this was one of the funniest scenes. From Vanisher to Pete the Human, this ten minutes had everything you needed. After Pete comments on the wind speeds before they all sky dive out of a plane, each hero dies in a rather comical way. Bedlam lands straight into an on coming bus. Shatterstar (what a cheesy name) swerves into some helicopter blades, spraying alien goo everywhere. Zeitgeist flys into a wood chipper and as Pete (who landed like a pro) runs to his aid, Zeitgeist vomits acid, melting away Pete’s arm, killing them both. Finally, Vanisher (whose sky dive in general was damn hilarious) flys into some power lines, giving us a very brief glimpse of his secret identity…
Domino was the only survivor. No guesses why.
- Dopinder. In the first Deadpool movie, we meet Dopinder as Wade’s taxi diver. In their brief interaction, we learn that he is in love with a woman who is marrying someone else. Later on in the movie, Dopinder and Wade meet again. This time, there is a thud in the boot and Dopinder admits having kidnapped his rivel. In Deadpool 2 it is revealed that the duo later killed the man in question. Having had a taste of murder, Dopinder spends the rest of DP2 desperately trying to become a contract killer. It’s a very entertaining character arch.
If you haven’t already, go watch Deadpool 2, even if everything has just been spoilt for you by reading this post. There are plenty more surprises and a very big superhero gets a much-needed reboot.
I have not been paid to promote Deadpool 2.