30 October 2018
Now it was always going to be difficult to match up to the first movie and I’m afraid that hasn’t quite happened. Still good though, just not as good. Our foulmouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson AKA Deadpool is back and this time he reluctantly agrees to join the X Men in order to try to heal himself after the loss of his wife Vanessa. They are given the job of protecting a young mutant named Firefist ( Russell Collins ) from a cybernetic soldier from the future, Cable, whose family is murdered by an older Collins. Cable has travelled back in time to kill him even before his mutant powers were known. One of the funniest scenes in the movie is when Deadpool does interviews where he is looking for suitable candidates to join his team to kill Cable. Having worked alone all his life he finds it very difficult to bond with other people and the interaction is hilarious. The film has a lot of references to other Marvel characters such as Wolverine and the Green Lantern which Ryan Reynolds also stars in. Overall it’s the same kind of vibe as the first movie but perhaps not such a deep storyline as the first where he developed his powers. It still has a lot of funny moments and is well worth watching and don’t be surprised if there is yet another sequel.
The only special feature on the DVD is a gag reel which is a bit disappointing as there were lots of special features on the first DVD if my memory serves me correctly. Ryan Reynolds is amazing as Deadpool and Josh Brolin is the ideal bad guy Cabel. The movie runs for 114 minutes and is rated 16 for drug use, nudity, sex, violence and strong language. Deadpool 2 is now available through Next and Empire Home Entertainment and available to purchase at your nearest Musica store.
IFM Rating 6,5 out of 10.