Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is back with his Logna-stabbed-on-the-tree-stump music box and sitting on 12 gallons of flammable oil smoking a cigarette. We're then taken back to six weeks later, where Deadpool is asked to be recruited into the X-Men regime after going live and using his flips, kicks and ability to be chopped up and glued back together to phone up drug lords, saying "Donde esta biblioteca" which means he's about to touch him, and all his men, right where it hurts. Well, actually, no, that's not the real Spanish translation. There are so many jokes that two more fly by before you can process one. But after tragedy strikes he meets this kid named Firefist, a mutant about old enough to be about to start high school. He has a feud against the orphanage where he grew up and his caretaker, and a time travelling Thanos-reject named Cable, who's so grim he must be a DC villain, who's trying to kill this boy, and Deadpool has an opinion about all that is happening and tries to intervene however he can, and with that we have our sequel to the bony, graphic and scatological predecessor.
Forgive me, but I didn't enjoy the first Deadpool enough to recommend. Really. You're free to look through my site. And I guess the main reasons for that were an underdeveloped antagonist, a couple that didn't seem to rise above expensive attraction, and I felt it could've done more with its big final blowout. The comedy I had a mixed to positive reaction to, and it takes nearly the whole movie to settle down and tell yourself, "Wade Wilson here is going to mock or make fun of every single attempt at heart. If he says something heartbreaking, he's going to pop his red horn nose at us. Can I live with that for the entire movie?" And honestly, the Deadpool series takes the raunch factor as far up as it could possibly go. So what did I think of the second time? Well, when I left the theatre I was high on a big chocolate bar. I was making jokes like Ricky Gervais. I laughed at nothing. And it was because there was just enough beneath the surface to make me join in on the butt-plunging muscle-squirming-all-over-the-asphalt tone of the movie.
Was I maybe used to the humour by this point and went in knowing more about what was to happen, and htat was a reason for this better grade? Possibly. Its obvious ties to homosexuality are enhanced here, even though it won't in a million years be celebrated this way. Kind of like how I'm taking some quotes out of the movie, the film makes a lot of That's-from-this moments that are cleverly timed.
But I was close, and I mean extremely close, to not recommending it. I gave a C+ to the first movie and when this certain scene comes up, I thought, "Okay, this is probably going to be between that and C-." What was this moment? Well, they do this joke featuring the clumsiest superheroes ever, but they take it in my opinion way too far, even for a Deadpool movie. It's very celebratory of muscle and flesh being grinded, sliced and chopped, and I really didn't think it was funny. And the characters seemed to pass it off too much. Because of that, it was much harder to enjoy the rest of the movie, especially thinking about the opportunities scrapped for an ineffective laugh. Were there still some things I enjoyed between then and the end? Yes. There's a scene where Colossus is holding Deadpool in his arms and of course they make a joke about it but I didn't laugh. I thought it was kind of cute, being the morally screw-loose guy that I am. The final brawl was much better than the first one, it snuck in a little serious moment in I actually never expected, the way they set up an antagonist twist and tie-up was clever, and there's a scene as the credits go that made me almost forgive that one scene that turned me off from most of the film. Almost. It would've entirely if they spent more time on it. For instance, Deadpool could've gone up to Brad Pitt's character and say, "I saved you, but don't think too much on it, you backstabbing Mr. Smith junkie. Aniston and Jolie will be bringing their guns and masks anyway. I just want to have a conscience and let the sex pistols let it all out!" Yeah, that's the sort of language used here, only with even more f's, and not just the f for family. I guess I also wanted Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus to have a bigger role in the film than they did and there were a few times where I feel, like that earlier instance, they put a joke in for the sake of having a joke every 20 seconds when there could've been something better put there. But one thing it did great was have a much more intriguing antagonist, despite coming from the DC Cinematic universe, and it let Deadpool explore more places of the world, and the crazy taxi driver Dopinder shined more, where I felt he was just the taxi driver that kept getting laid off by the sweettalking swordsboy in the first run.
I enjoyed this one hero with the superpower of luck. Apparently a third Deadpool film is going to arrive and I hope they utilize her even more. Her superpowers allow the choreographers of the action sequences to bring in more imagination. There's also the blind woman, and Wade didn't make as many jokes about her expense this time.
The Deadpool movies are like having a wet dream (Gosh, maybe I'm still on a sugar rush, should I really be saying these things on the internet?) They're like witnessing your dreams of doing crazy actions; ones you would never do in real life but the fantasy of doing them excites you, only you're seeing it on a wide screen with an audience either judging your laugh or leaping on your laugh. Thanks to the forgiving ending and a larger, better storyline, like a domino effect the jokes blended better, making Deadpool 2 better than its predecessor. Let's just hope no one sneaks off for a whazz and ejaculates in the soap dispenser.