Film: Deadpool 2
Festival Film Club rating: 4*
By: Georgina Humphrey
Deadpool is definitely something you will either love or hate. If you do not appreciate his wise cracking sense of humour, then turn around and leave now. Save yourself.
In a nutshell, having reunited with fiancée Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) continues with his own brand of superhero crime-fighting. But when fellow mutant Cable (Josh Brolin) travels from the future to kill a super-powered child, Deadpool forms team X-Force to take him on.
You’re not necessarily in this film for the plot alone, the pull is the dry wit and inappropriate humour throughout and Reynold’s fantastic portrayal of Deadpool is what keeps you laughing throughout. Such a huge range of facial expressions in a full-face mask should not be possible, but Reynold’s does it. The film is also extremely gory, but if you have seen the original film this is no different.
Deadpool 2 is a difficult juggle between depression and the humour previously mentioned. It could have been incredibly offensive, but they have somehow pulled this off by undercutting this difficult topic with a lot of offensive jokes completely unrelated to it.
The added ensemble of X-Force must also be praised, but at the end of the day this is Reynold’s film alone, and Reynold’s who pulls it off.
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