Deadpool 2 brings more action and more laughs


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Rebecca Case, Magazine Editor

With a more intriguing plot, the introduction of more characters, and the perfect amount of running gags, Deadpool 2 is a prime example of sequels that are better than the original.

The sequel to Deadpool follows the anti-hero mercenary, portrayed by Ryan Reynolds, as he teams up with mutants to form the X-Force to save a boy from a time-traveling cyber-soldier named Cable (Josh Brolin).

Reynolds’ terrific performance as the main character captures the spirit of Deadpool that audiences know and love. His brilliant comedic delivery captivates the audience, proving not only how dedicated Reynolds was to his portrayal, but how perfectly the role fits him.

Another standout performance is delivered by Zazie Beetz, who portrays Domino. Her personality and charisma are prominent on the screen, allowing for some stunning cinematic scenes.

The film depicts graphic fight scenes, full of blood and gruesome deaths, as expected in an R-rated action movie. However, none of this manges to become overwhelmingly dark or grim. The audience will remain laughing throughout, no matter how dramatic or intense some scenes may first appear.

A classic fan favorite characteristic of Deadpool is his ability to break the fourth wall. Deadpool 2 does not shy away from this, as some of the movie’s funniest scenes come from its ability to make fun of itself.

While Deadpool 2 is a thrilling and comedic action movie that fans will undoubtedly enjoy, many references made by the characters may go over audience members’ heads if they have not been invested in the X-Men franchise. That being said, those aware of Deadpool’s unconventional trademarks will appreciate and embrace the film’s ability to showcase these aspects.

The end credit scene provides another highlight of the movie, making it essential that audience members stay until the end to make sure that they see it.