Deadpool 2 Movie Review: Wickedly Funny
Ryan Reynolds, who had a disastrous tryst with the superhero genre in ‘Green Lantern’ in 2001, had the last laugh when he bagged the Marvel character Deadpool and impressed the hell out of us with the film in 2016. This year, Ryan is back as the ‘Merc With A Mouth’ in ‘Deadpool 2’ and boy, it’s getting bigger and better for sure! This time around, Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Reynolds), the irreverent anti-hero is working as a trainee with the ‘X-Men’ team when he comes across Russell/Firefist (Julian Dennison), a troubled young mutant, who is being hunted by Cable (Josh Brolin), a Terminator-like soldier from the future. When Deadpool decides to be the good guy and save the kid from Cable, his life starts getting complicated (that’s putting it mildly) and how he saves the day with the help of a team of mutants, forms the rest of the plot. If you liked ‘Deadpool’, you will love Deadpool 2 because the character is still incorrigible, more irreverent (if that’s possible) and wickedly funny. What works for the film is the fact that the makers simply refuse to take themselves seriously, which is evident from the first frame onwards (also, don’t miss the opening credits). There are numerous gags aimed at other superheroes and the makers don’t even spare their arch rivals DC Comics in a scene or two. I am a big fan of dark superhero flicks (the Dark Knight Trilogy), but there is something about Deadpool that is so likeable that you have to watch it. Deadpool is like the mischievous kid in class, who exasperates you but also manages to elicit an appreciative chuckle or two at his antics. The humour is at times intelligent, at times bawdy and at times, downright politically incorrect, which is what makes it all the more fun. The writers of the film surely deserve a pat on their backs for coming up with one of the funniest scripts I have come across in a long, long time. If you are an action junkie and wondering why am I prattling on about humour in the film, rest assured that the action scenes will warm the cockles of your heart for there are enough car chases, gunfights, unarmed combat, heads being decapitated and bodies being ripped apart to make your day. All in all, ‘Deadpool 2’ is a must watch! (I am also planning to watch the Hindi version just to see what our own whacky Ranveer Singh has brought to the table).