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Deadpool 2 (No Spoilers)

Posted: May 18, 2018 in Movies
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Tim Miller’s Deadpool is a lean, mean and fun solo debut for the celebrated Marvel character. No one could have foresaw the hit it would prove to be when it debuted in 2016 to both critial and fan praise. Despite a limited budget Deadpool boasted great action, an outrageous lead (Ryan Reynolds) and buckets full of humour and gore. Put simply it was a template for how to do a comic character justice and a wake up call for big studios that R rated superhero movies had an audience and they wanted more. For the most part Deadpool 2 delivers just that. It’s bigger, longer, louder and introduces comic heavy hitters Cable (Josh Brolin) and Domino (Zazie Beetz) but is it better?

The plot for Deadpool 2 is simple. It’s a Terminator template starring Deadpool with a message about family at it’s twisted heart. Cable, the mutant time traveler, must avert a future tragedy. His plan is to eliminate said threat before it has a chance to mature and embrace it’s murderous nature. The problem is Deadpool has decided to step in and take on the role of Sarah Connor. Taking a pro-life stance on this being having the opportunity to choose it’s own fate. Along the way a BETA X-Force pops up to counter Cable and the rest of the plot is as crazy and laugh out loud as you would imagine! Mostly.

The X-Force stuff is fun and surprising. Comic fans will get a kick out of it. The time travel elements are handled really well and do not, thankfully, over complicate things. The big screen debuts of Cable and Domino are as successful as that of Wade in the first movie. Fans of Cable and Domino will be delighted. What I found lacking with this sequel surprised me because it was the element I was least worried about and that’s the action. It has loads but I found it, at times, hard to follow. By that I mean the way it’s shot and staged. More than not it’s done well but when a few bits are slightly choppy it sticks out more.

David Leitch (John Wick, Atomic Blonde) took on directing duties for this sequel. This guy knows how to do action and do it good but, in my eyes anyway, something just felt a bit odd from time to time in the staging and editing. Tim Miller, who directed the first movie, I think had a better feel for the pace, flow and staging of the action. For the sequel (and I can understand why) the action is on a different level and why not? Bigger budget. It makes sense. Also, as I have said, most of the action is solid and shot well but it’s just those odd moments that aren’t stood out more in comparison.

Deadpool 2‘s pace is a bit up and down at times. The opening of the film, that acts as a prologue to what is to come, is great. After that though the film takes more time than I anticipated to kick off. The middle act is the strongest of the whole movie, with the most impressive action beats and visual treats and then, again, the third act sort of just shows up and wraps the whole thing up. It’s not done badly but it just, structure and pace wise, does not feel as confident nor accomplished as the excellent first film.

Josh Brolin, like Ryan Reynolds, appears to have been born to play Cable. Zazie Beetz, as Domino, is likeable, charismatic and the way the film displays her power set (luck) is awesome. Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead make welcome returns. Colossus getting a lot more to do this time out.   Deadpool’s exchanges between the X-Men being highlights throughout the film. Julian Dennison is an awesome young actor (check out Hunt for the Wilderpeople) and he is great in this. As a young mutant named Russell he is pivotal to the plot. Oh and Karan Soni as Dopinder will make you laugh. A lot.

This fan had feared the creatives would go bigger for the sequel when all I wanted (and felt was best for this sort of franchise) was another mid budget action packed follow up. There’s tons of characters in this and most of them are welcome. As a result though some characters get less to do. Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), the love of Wade’s life, is sort of pushed to the side. That was a shame ’cause the chemistry between Vanessa and Wade is off the charts. Normally in these kind of films the ‘romance’ element is the least interesting but Wade and Vanessa are so funny together I would have happily welcomed a plot device that would have allowed her to get more stuck into the Cable story and the action. The same goes for Negasonic Teenage Warhead. I would have loved it if she had of gotten more to do in the sequel after her great debut in the last movie. 

Deadpool 2 manages successfully to raise the stakes, up the laughs, introduce great new characters and overall be a good sequel. Going forward I can’t see this series going back to its more modest roots and if that is the case then hopefully the creatives manage to capture exactly what it is they set out to do in a as entertaining a way as possible. When Deadpool 2 works it is very good. Cable, I can’t stress it enough, is beyond bad arse. He’s boss. I had a good time with Deadpool 2.

 

This new music video is taken from the Deadpool 2 soundtrack. It made my week. I can not stop watching it. Don’t expect much footage from the movie, which will be with us in less than two weeks, just get ready to dig the tune (I like it!) and laugh a lot. Seriously just wait till Wade makes his way onto the stage with Celine.

Deadpool 2 hits screens May 15th in the U.K.

 

Seems like this sequel has had a lot of trailers in a short amount of time? Is it me? Hopefully none of ’em have been showing too much of the good stuff. There’s nothing too spoiler filled in this final trailer. What you do get is a clear outline of the plot, the threat (which is interesting) and the formation of X-Force.

I know I haven’t had any reviews up this week but it’s been a busy one where movie news and trailers are concerned. Rest assured I’ve got plenty ready to go.

Deadpool 2 hits theatres May 18th.

 

Hey guys. Radio silence. I know. It has been a busy past week in reality, away from Hella Movies! What better way to return than with the hysterical first trailer for Deadpool 2! This came out last week but as I said I’m just getting around to it now.

This trailer is beyond funny. Would you expect anything less from Deadpool though? I appreciate the brief glimpse of footage from the actual movie. In which we get to see a host of familiar and new faces from the sequel.

Hopefully the change in director won’t effect the sequel and we have another great film on our hands. Deadpool 2 is directed by David Leitch, who directed John Wick and Atomic Blonde. So at least we know the film will deliver on the action. With the same writers and (most of) the same cast coming back I’m confident Deadpool 2 will deliver. We’ll find out next summer.

 

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It’s been a long time coming for comic book fans but we now – finally – have Cable on his way to big screen. This past few weeks has been great for X-Men fans, with shooting kicking off on New Mutants, X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Deadpool 2. Following on the heels of the Domino reveal several days ago we now have a first look at Josh Brolin as Cable. Cable is the time traveling mutant, who got his big breakout during the early 90’s X-Men and X-Force comics and would go on to gain a massive fan following.

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He looks great.

Deadpool 2 will hit screens next summer.