Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is back once again to give us another healthy dose of fourth-wall breaking humor. Every now and then, we need that little jostle from reality, and the 'Deadpool' movies are kinda perfect for it.
This time around, DP find himself protecting a teenage mutant named Firefist (Julian Dennison). He's on the run from an orphanage who seems to be trying to control and "cure" his abilities. Meanwhile, a mystery man named Cable (Josh Brolin) comes into play, travelling to present day from a future in which his world was torn apart from little Firefist. In true 'Terminator' fashion, he's here to make some "corrections", and save his family from destruction.
This is sort of the chapter of the 'Deadpool' movies where the hero has a bit of a change of heart about certain things considering a very unexpected opening sequence. For example, does he now want to try to become a part of the X-Men, and do the right thing? If you've seen the trailer, you also see hints of 'X-Force' coming into play, introducing new characters like Domino (Zazie Beetz), Zeitgeist (Bill Skarsgård), Bedlam (Terry Crews), Shatterstar (Lewis Tan), Vanisher (pretty hilariously random cameo I'm not gonna spoil here) and of course, Peter (Rob Delaney). They're all good in their roles, but unfortunately being mostly unfamiliar with 'X-Force' comics, I can't say for sure how it is on accuracy in the characters. That said, 'Deadpool' does tend to play things very much as a gift for real fans who are looking for the right comic book movie. A property like 'Deadpool' is beautifully flexible with it's fourth wall-breaking ways, it feels almost hard to screw it up. So far, to my knowledge, they haven't yet.
I enjoyed this one pretty much just as much as the first one, and I'm not sure I'd say one is actually better over the other. They're just meant to be watched together. I can see this being a pretty heavily played back to back thing for the next while, upon it's release on home video. At least until it becomes a trilogy, which seems to be the case as there's a third 'Deadpool' announced on the horizon.
But I think what people really wanna know is, if you're among the two people who haven't seen this yet, how is Josh Brolin as Cable? Well, you get pretty much what you get from the trailers, so you can pretty much judge his performance by that alone, for yourself. Personally, I thought it was yet another bit of perfect X-Men casting, right up there with Patrick Stewart as Xavier or Kelsey Grammar as Beast. All I had to do was see the first image for it to work for me.
I had a few weird stipulations with it, but they weren't enough to take me that far away from it. Just monior curiosities, such as perhaps an edit or two where it feels like there's a scene missing. Of course, sometimes I just look away at the wrong time and miss something quick but vital. So I'm not gonna be too critical about it.
Really, in the end, I feel like this came out pretty much as I expected - a worthy sequel to its predecessor. I might even go so far as to say this one may even contain more laughs than the first, but there's still a slightly serious note to it, just like the first. And if you came to see Deadpool and Cable fight, there's plenty enough of it to suit your needs. This one is in my favorites category for 2018.