Deadpool 2

Irreverent comedy presented in a fourth wall breaking narrative with r rated dialogues is what Deadpool as a franchise was supposed to be and Deadpool 2, the second installment in the franchise indeed provides that with some emotional bits (yeah! You heard it right) making it a superior one to the first part which was largely used to setup the whole franchise. With those hilarious dialogues in the middle of the proceedings making us laugh out loud, this one is an extremely fun film.

Wade Wilson tells us how he is now a global figure in the opening scenes of the film and very soon he undergoes an extremely tragic personal experience. Wade wanted to get out of from that phase and he was forced to join X Men as a trainee. The guy couldn’t control himself and it all ends up in a scenario where a man from future, named Cable comes for this mutant kid named Russell Collins and the movie takes an interesting turn as Deadpool decides to protect the kid. Why DP chose to do that? And why Cable is after the kid is what Deadpool 2 dealing with.

At one point when Deadpool is inside a mutant prison where he can’t use his self healing power, he says something like “Right now I am like Hawk Eye”. This is just one of the numerous digs Ryan Reynolds takes in the movie through the verbal banter of the title character. They have indeed spoofed the whole setup of a superhero franchise in the first movie and this one is bigger in terms of that kind of attack. Reynolds even incorporates a hilarious version of the Basic Instinct leg split.  While the first one was a movie with a protagonist and antagonist following a conventional pattern, here the antagonist isn’t really there as big bad guy.

The incredibly funny Ryan Reynolds who is credited as one of the writers of the movie makes the movie a fun ride. The foul mouthed superhero was perfectly portrayed by Reynolds (and his stunt double). Josh Brolin as the beefed up Justin Bieber (just look at that haircut) Cable was intimidating and looking at the way that character has been shaped, I really think someone like him was necessary. Julian Dennison was good as Firefist and Zazie Beetz also creates an impression as Domino. The ones we have seen in the first part, people like Morena Baccarin, TJ Miller and Brianna Hildebrand have less space here in comparison where as Karan Soni as Dopinder gets more of a noticeable space this time.

One of the guys who killed the dog of John Wick, David Leitch has managed to keep the “sanctity” of the franchise. Filthy, foul mouthed and funny are three words one can associate with the movie along with the F Word- Family.  Deadpool is a fun character and taking the story into darker space won’t really work for its audience. And yet the writing manages to include a negative pole to the story and it doesn’t use a particular character to address that demon. Things like inclusivity, demonizing pedophiles, accepting homosexuality etc. gets presented in between the irreverent comedy that happens on screen.  Visuals are as always stunning and I felt the quality of the sequence that shows Domino’s luck factor was purposefully reduced as we could hear Deadpool saying about its cinematic scope (or am I intellectualizing a flaw in Visual effects?). The background tracks were really good and in one scene there is the A R Rahman track “Yun Hi Chala” from Swades.

Deadpool 2 is two hours of fun filled action and banter that will please everyone who have liked the first part in the franchise. There are some hilarious post credit scenes out of which only one is important to the franchise and the other two are strictly Ryan Reynolds’ personal regrets. Special thanks to CBFC for not effing it up.

Rating: 4/5

Final Thoughts

Deadpool 2 is two hours of fun filled action and banter that will please everyone who have liked the first part in the franchise.


Green: Recommended Content

Orange: The In-Between Ones

Red: Not Recommended


By Aswin Bharadwaj

Founder and editor of Lensmen Reviews.

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