DEADPOOL 2 is an enjoyable sequel with less of a plot than the original DEADPOOL as it is more focused on nailing the humor
than give the fans an actual great plot to follow. Cable (Josh Brolin) comes back from the future to kill an overweight
mutant named Russell who will kill Cable's family in the future. Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) believes it is his mission to
save Russell from Cable. He forms a haphazard team known as X-Force where their first mission doesn't go as planned.
DEADPOOL 2 makes fun of the characters while proving an off-the-wall anti-hero who constantly breaks the fourth wall.
Josh Brolin is a great foil for Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool while Zazie Beetz is OK as Domino (but she doesn't match up to the
comic's version of Domino which is a far cooler character than what DEADPOOL 2 showed). I liked how the movie made fun of
some of the more absurd X-Force characters, but we don't get to know most of them that well as the sequel tries to cram in
so many different things without nailing down a concrete plot. David Leitch provides excellent action direction, but the
movie is just fun while being a disappointing follow-up.
DEADPOOL 2 is going to be another successful film in the series which somewhat sets the stage for an X-FORCE movie while
a DEADPOOL 3 movie is also in development (but the real question if it will be made due to the Fox/ Disney merger deal being
worked on). It pokes enough fun at LOGAN, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, and even the X-MEN franchise along with some jabs at
Ryan Reynolds and Donald Trump (and the James Bond title sequences). I would love to see another DEADPOOL movie, but I hope
it is better than DEADPOOL 2 and not a case of diminishing returns.
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