Wednesday, 26 September 2018

MPOV: Deadpool 2

My rating: 3/5
IMDb rating: 7.9/10
Released: May, 2018
Directed: David Leitch
Casts: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Morena Baccarin

After successfully working as the mercenary Deadpool for two years, Wade Wilson fails to kill one of his targets on his anniversary with his girlfriend Vanessa. That night, after the pair decides to start a family together, the target tracks Wilson down and kills Vanessa. Wilson kills the man in revenge. He blames himself for her death and attempts to commit suicide six weeks later by blowing himself up. Wilson has a vision of Vanessa in the afterlife, but the pieces of his body remain alive and are put back together by Colossus. Wilson is left with only a Skee-Ball token, an anniversary gift, as a final memento of Vanessa.

Recovering at the X-Mansion, Wilson reluctantly agrees to join the X-Men as a form of healing. He, Colossus, and Negasonic Teenage Warhead respond to a standoff between authorities and the unstable young mutant Russell Collins / Firefist at an orphanage, labeled a "Mutant Reeducation Center". Wilson realizes that Collins has been abused by the orphanage staff, and kills one of the staff members. Colossus stops him from killing anyone else, and both Wilson and Collins are arrested. Restrained with collars that suppress their powers, they are taken to the Ice Box, an isolated prison for mutant criminals. Meanwhile, a cybernetic soldier from the future, Cable, whose family is murdered by an older Collins, travels back in time to kill the boy before Collins ever becomes a killer.

Cable breaks into the Ice Box and attacks Collins. Wilson, whose collar has broken in the melee, attempts to defend Collins. After Cable takes Vanessa's token, Wilson forces himself and Cable out of the prison, but not before Collins overhears Wilson deny that he cares for the young mutant. Near death again, Wilson has another vision of Vanessa in which she convinces him to help Collins. Wilson organizes a team called X-Force to break Collins out of a prison-transfer convoy and defend him from Cable. The team launches its assault on the convoy by parachute, but all of the members die during the landing except for Wilson and the lucky Domino. While they fight Cable, Collins frees fellow inmate Juggernaut, who agrees to help Collins kill the abusive orphanage headmaster. Juggernaut destroys the convoy, allowing himself and Collins to escape.

The above taken from Wikipedia.

A no-nonsense, straight to the point, foul-mouthed movie with it's trademark gory, slapstick stunts which made the movie phenomenal. It did felt like a little dragging at times especially the ending, as opposed to the first film which had more gory stunts and verbal abuse, perhaps due to the melancholy plot this time. So Deadpool is human after all LOL! Also, with a different director thus a different pace overall. With the new casts and X-Force, it is still an entertaining movie to watch.

Do note that there are 3 post credit scenes so keep a look out for it. It doesn't make much sense though except to hint on the next project and to bash on the previous failed one. Go figure!
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