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Fantasy - Superheroes

Deadpool 2 (2018)

Duration1h 59mRating (UK)15
Source of storyThe characters from Deadpool, originating in a Marvel comic
DirectorDavid Leitch
Writers/ScriptRhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Ryan Reynolds
StarringRyan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Leslie Uggams, Eddie Marsan, (some other famous actors on the cast list, probably as a joke.)

Elevator Pitch: Deadpool, whose superpower is that he can’t be killed, goes about his usual business of terminating people, but inadvertantly leads an enemy to his house resulting in his girlfriend, who has just revealed that now it the time for them to become a family, being killed. Deadpool attempts to suicide, unsuccessfully, but meets his lover, Vanessa, almost, in some sort of supernatural environment. He is told he has to be  better person, and so takes on the protection and rehabilitation of a young mutant, who is being hunted by a supersoldier from the future.

Content:  There is no sex or nudity, but much random killing before the plot settles down. Wade Wilson (Deadpool) sort of meets his lover in a possible post death environment. He becomes a learner X-Man and takes on saving the young mutant who generally acts violently, and is a target for Cable, the soldier from the future, because of what he does later. Deadpool gets a group of superbeings together, including importantly, Domino, a young woman whose superpower is being lucky (Shades of Red Dwarf). Eventually she, Cable and Deadpool have to rescue the young mutant from an armoured road train. Almost constant jokes to the audience via the 4th wall by Deadpool.

A View:  We have a world which accepts mutants with superpowers, possibly treating them as an underclass, then there is some sort of heaven where the briefly dead Deadpool meets Vanessa, and on top of that Cable can travel in time, and finally on top of it all there are the jokes. It is too much, well, I think two 4th wall jokes are one too many. Actually I liked both Domino and Cable and would pay to see them again, but not in Deadpool 3. The film was well liked by the critics and the general public, and if you saw the first you know what to expect.

Additional info: The film was said to have cost $110 million to make and the studio apparently spent $135 million on publicity. But it still made a fortune.

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Author of this site three technical books and two novels


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