Small Screen Reviews

Deadpool 2 Review

Deadpool2 1 DVD/Blu-ray

Studio:
Twentieth Century Fox   

What’s It About?
After a series of setbacks, Wade Wilson goes for a shot at redemption by trying to save a young mutant from himself.   

Who’s In It?
Ryan Reynolds (Buried, Deadpool, & more recently The Hitman’s Bodyguard)
Josh Brolin (No Country For Old Men, Milk, & more recently Avengers: Infinity War)   

Other notables include: 
Eddie Marsan (Happy-Go-Lucky, The World’s End, & more recently Ray Donovan)
Morena Baccarin (Serenity, Deadpool, & more recently Gotham)   

Director: David Leitch (Atomic Blonde)   

Audiences Expect:
After another wonderful marketing campaign, and obviously the surprise success of the original film, anticipation was certainly high for Deadpool 2. But like many of the superhero films, having established the character and its origin in the first film, it is often difficult to set up the sequel.
Deadpool 2, however, actually does this pretty well, and without giving too much away, Wade Wilson undergoes a series of setbacks before trying for a shot at redemption by trying to rescue young mutant Russell essentially from himself.
As other characters join the mission including Josh Brolin as Cable, Zazie Beatz as Domino, and Stefan Kapicic as Colossus to name just a few, somehow Deadpool 2 loses its way.
That said, it is still hugely entertaining, with a couple of absolutely blinding comedy set pieces – one of which involves an hilarious parachute jump.
Ryan Reynolds is clearly still having a blast as the character, so hopefully any of the issues that arose in this can be ironed out for any follow up.  

In A Nutshell:
Good fun to watch with some truly wonderful gags, but sadly they are just not enough to redeem its weak plot.  

Highlight:
Ryan Reynolds is in his element once again
Some truly brilliant comedy set pieces, one of which involves a parachute jump   

Lowpoint:
A weak and limited plot
Limited characterisation 


Release date: 17/09/2018

Certificate: 15

EDITOR’S CHOICE