Film review by Steve Duffy –
Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool joins forces with three mutants — Bedlam, Shatterstar and Domino — to protect a boy from the all-powerful Cable.
Will they succeed?
Reynolds is the only reason to see this sequel. He is still on fire as Deadpool. His dialogue, sarcasm, and wit is over the top and hilarious. This raunchy mercenary will have you laughing out loud throughout the entire movie.
Josh Brolin’s portrayal of Cable is not really that impressive. He plays the straight man to Reynolds comedy shtick.
Many of the original cast returns .My two favorites are Leslie Uggams as Blind Al and Karan Soni as Dopinder, the Taxi Driver and superhero wannabe.
I love that the movie doesn’t take itself too serious, it mocked everything, including other Marvel movies and Hollywood.
Deadpool 2 is pure popcorn escapism that is a lot of fun.
RATING: R for strong violence and language throughout, sexual references and brief drug material)
RUNTIME: 119 mins