If you didn’t understand by the end of the first Deadpool film that Wade Wilson is an unhinged, uncharacteristic, unapologetic, and basically any other “un” that you can think of type of being…Deadpool 2 might just surprise you.
However, if you’re well acquainted with the infamous anti-hero, Deadpool 2 is nothing short of perfection.
Ryan Reynolds proves that this is the role he was always meant for. Constantly breaking the fourth wall (like, literally about every 5 minutes), Deadpool 2 requires knowing a good deal about the Marvel universe, both inside and out.
Similar to the first film, the narration dictates that the story we’re about to fall into is a heartfelt one which due to Deadpool’s chaotic fashion will also have all the gore, cursing and sexual jokes necessary. Tasking himself with saving a troubled mutant named Russell, this film was refreshing after getting our hearts ripped out last month by Avengers: Infinity War. And while Infinity War included a good portion of the Marvel universe, Deadpool 2 pushed the inclusive barriers with some new characters.
Last year it had been announced that actress, Zazie Beetz, would be playing Domino. True to form in the nerdy gatekeeper world, this sparked outrage–but as a woman of color, this was something I was most excited for.
Along with Domino being cast as a black woman, Negasonic Teenage Warhead has a significant other this go-round…a girlfriend. Something key that stood out to me while viewing was that with all the breaking of the fourth wall…Deadpool almost never calls either one of these out. FINALLY, a film that treats minorities like we want to be treated: like everyone else.
As for other new characters, Josh Brolin delivers as Cable. Not once does anything ever feel forced–despite the opposite clash of serious Cable and not-so-serious Deadpool. We also get to see more X-men this time around, and their appearances definitely will not disappoint!