The Merc with a Mouth is back with “Deadpool 2” and, for better or for worse, is always the same!
Behind and in Front of the Camera
After the first chapter that has already made history revolutionizing the concept of superheroes movies, as much as the Deadpool’s comic book has revolutionized the concept of printed superheroes, the direction passes from Tim Miller to David Leitch. As his predecessor, Leitch’s career on the director’s chair is really short, but he has already proved his skills with another film adaption of a comic book: “Atomic Blonde.”
The cast remains with stable certainty with Ryan Reynolds in the shoes of the “Merc with a Mouth,” showing again to be one of the most successful castings ever.
Next to him, we find again Morena Baccarin in the guise of Mrs. Vanessa Deadpool, T.J. Miller as Weasel and Leslie Uggams as Blind Al.
But one of the most anticipated aspects of this “Deadpool 2” has been the new entry of Josh Brolin and his Cable! After taking on-screen one of the best villains ever in “Avengers: Infinity War,” Brolin removes Thanos’s suit to become one of the coolest mutants ever.
Then, among the new characters, we find Zazie Beetz as Domino, Terry Crews as Bedlam and Rob Delaney as Peter.
Who’s Got the Typewriter
No change here, the two screenwriters have remained the same: Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the couple who created “Zombieland” and who has succeeded to breaking any walls with the first Deadpool’s movie. After giving the greatest adaptation they could to the mad Wade Wilson, they have given him a great sequel too!
What to Know (ABSOLUTELY NO SPOILERS)
“Deadpool 2” is exactly the sequel that might have been expected, for better or for worse.
Deadpool is always the same funny killer and it doesn’t matter what happens, he won’t lose his edgy jokes and his frank humor. With the perfect amount of rudeness, an innumerable number of quotes and jokes about pop culture, with the constant breaking the fourth wall that had given so much to the first movie.
For better because it never disappoints, it gives what the first film gave: a lot of fun, adventures and new characters, so many cameos, and surprises. An excellent entertainment with the same winning formula that made “Deadpool” an example for the whole film industry.
But for worse too, because the static personality of the character, that in comic books has been already metabolized, could give a sense of boredom on screen, threatening to seem a little too similar to the first chapter. I like to think that the repetitive of gags and jokes between the two movies is intentional, and the screenwriters, presenting the exact same character, without internal evolution, in similar situations, would make him react always in the same way, so that the audience could expect that joke and laugh how they would laugh with a friend whose humor it’s well-known.
Unfortunately, there aren’t universal gateways, but one thing is certain: “Deadpool 2” is an enjoyable movie that makes you wanna re-watch it on a loop, absolutely aligned and up to the first movie.
What You’ll Need
A little refresher of the Xaviers and of the X-Force, a quick look at the music video of a-ha’s “Take On Me” (one of the most beautiful music video ever made in my opinion), and be ready to have fun, a lot of it, which sounds a bit like a fortune cookie but it’s the central soul of Deadpool, the healthy and pure fun.
What They Say
About Deadpool’s future, Ryan Reynolds confirmed that “what it’s talked about it’s an X-Force film, which is not really “Deadpool 3.” We’ll see, but right now at this point, I don’t wanna think about it. Down the road, I’m sure we’ll figure it out.”
On the X-Force film, the director David Leitch said “they’ve been developing for a while, and Drew Goddard (Marvel’s Daredevil, The Martian) is on board. He’s a great writer and a great filmmaker, and I think that they are really trying to take these characters in an expanded universe. With those people all creatively involved and Josh (Cable) and Zazie (Domino) and those characters coming back, I think it will be fun for everybody.”
One Last Thing…
One of the strong points of Deadpool is the constant pop references, and obviously, also the score has an important part (just think of the final scene of “Deadpool” to the strains of “Careless Whisper” by George Michael).
For “Deadpool 2,” the pearls started before the movie even opened in theaters, as they “bothered” even the sorceress of movie ballad, Celine Dion. For the score of “Deadpool 2,” indeed, the Canadian singer has recorded the new single “Ashes,” and the official music video of the track is the further proof of how epic and anticonventional this Deadpool is.
Out of 5 Monkeys