Deadpool is an enigma. Its producers didn’t expect it to gain success, but they are proven wrong after the film was released to the public. It grossed over $700 million worldwide, making it one of the highest-grossing R-rated films of all time. Deadpool’s quirky and hilarious personality brought something new to the superhero genre, where most of the superhero movies released at that time were PG-13 cookie-cutter contents. It is not surprising that Sony tried to capitalize on his newfound popularity. Sony then released Deadpool 2, the successor of Deadpool. Deadpool 2 was released in May 2018.
Deadpool 2 starts with the death of Deadpool’s girlfriend from the previous film, Vanessa. Feeling guilty of his girlfriend’s death, Wade suffers major depression and tries to kill himself several times. It does not work due to his superhuman ability, and his body pieces remain alive and put back together by Colossus.
After recovery, Colossus asks him to join the X-Men. He initially refuses, but then agrees to join. Not long after, He, Colossus, and Negasonic Teenage Warhead are involved in a standoff between authorities and Russel “Firefist” Collins, an unstable young mutant at an orphanage named “Mutant Re-education Center.” Wade realizes that Russell is abused by the staff of the orphanage, and kills one of the staff members. Wade and Russell then are arrested and taken to the Ice Box, a prison for mutant criminals. Meanwhile, a time-traveling soldier named Cable goes to the past to hunt and kill Russell.
Deadpool 2 is hilarious and amusing, just like its predecessor. It is packed with many action sequences, with bits of meat and blood flying everywhere, exercising its R-rated status. It is also successful in inserting jokes in the more fast-paced scenes, making them thrilling and entertaining. However, its visuals are not eye-catching, due to its rather dull coloring and underwhelming graphic work.
Deadpool 2 is also supported by the performances of its cast. Ryan Reynolds, who plays as Deadpool, seems to enjoy his role, which is evident by his performance and comedic timing. The supporting cast also did respectable work in the film, such as Josh Brolin as Cable and Zazie Beetz as Domino.
Deadpool 2 is 120 minutes of blood splattering and entertaining experience. Despite its lackluster visual effects, its hilarious one-liners, fairly good action scenes, and Ryan Reynolds and his supporting casts are fun and amusing to watch. It is an improvement of its predecessor and makes the fans impatient for the next film.