We join ex-special forces operative Wade Wilson aka Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) as he attempts to bring down a merciless baddie from the future.
Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool meets Russell (Julian Dennison), an orphaned mutant teenager with major anger issues.
Russell is even more foulmouthed than Deadpool, but lacks the moves he needs to defend himself. When it becomes clear that Russell is being tortured by the owners of the orphanage the masked crusader steps in. Little does he know that an even bigger, nastier enemy is on his way to destroy the youngster.
Russell has unknowingly become the target of Cable (Josh Brolin), a genetically enhanced soldier from the future. Cable won’t stop until the mutant is destroyed and no amount of quick quips from Deadpool will save him.
Deadpool soon realizes that he’ll need some help saving the boy from his powerful new enemy. He puts together a ragtag group of misfits including Bedlam, Shatterstar, Domino and other powerful mutants to protect Russell.
But as always when Deadpool gets involved everything doesn’t exactly go to plan ans chaos ensues.
Deadpool 2 is hilarious but falls under the same trap at Guardians of the Galaxy in that the first one was so groundbreaking, so different from the array of vanilla sci-fi action-comedy movies, that the second fails to gain the same reaction.
Don’t get me wrong it’s still a great movie, just don’t go along expecting the same gold as its predecessor provided.
The Reynolds-Brolin dynamic is spot on, but the real star of the show is Peter played by Catastrophe’s Rob Delaney. His ‘every man’ persona makes for some good belly laughs.
Julian Dennison who you may recognise from The Hunt for the Wilderpeople makes the role of Russell his own, delivering quick one-liners with ease.
Reynolds as always excels in his role as Deadpool. He channels the same humour we’ve seen since his days in Two Guys, A Girl and A Pizza Place and Van Wilding and we wouldn’t have him any other day. He’s willing to poke fun at himself at everyone around him to deliver a good gag.
Deadpool 2 doesn’t produce the same magic as the original but it’s still well worth a visit.
By Ruth Walker