Ryan Reynolds is back in Deadpool 2, an anti-hero action/comedy that pokes fun at everything the Marvel Cinematic Universe holds sacred. Deadpool 2 looks like something you'd get if you gave a group of high school boys a movie camera and told them to create a movie. It's filled with action, superhero fight scenes and plenty of raunchy comedy. David Leitch, a former stuntman who also directed Charlize Theron's Atomic Blonde, is at the helm of this way over the top farce.
Reynolds as Wade Wilson aka Deadpool has now gone international. At the beginning of the movie the mutant mercenary is shown in graphic scenes where he brutally battles criminals from around the world; and yet it is somehow done in a hilarious style.
In Deadpool 2, our hero protects a chunky mutant boy who seems lost trying to deal with his super powers. The young mutant boy, Russell, played by Julian Dennison, is in desperate need of guidance. The antagonist in the film is a villain with a cybernetic arm named Cable, who is voiced by John Brolin.
In the sequel, Deadpool enlists the help of some lesser known X-Men and as a team they are hard to beat. Also, the X-Team gives Reynolds more characters to play off of and that is really when the movie is at its best.
While there are no plans for another R rated Deadpool sequel, I have a sneaking suspicion that once the numbers come rolling in we'll most likely see a Deadpool 3. The original movie brought in $738 worldwide and this is the kind of movie that translates well into any language.
The movie, which has a run time of 103 minutes, is an adult film. This is not a superhero movie for kids! It's a very funny escape that I think grownups will enjoy. On my "Hollywood Popcorn Scale", Deadpool 2 rates a JUMBO!