Jenn Rohm Reviews "Deadpool 2"
The Merc with a Mouth is back in “Deadpool 2”. This time, director David Leitch brings the Marvel Comic writings of Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza to the big screen via Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Ryan Reynolds’ as the writing team, and they do not disappoint.
There is no doubt that Ryan Reynolds has become the embodiment of Wade Wilson/Deadpool, and along with returning cast members Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Karan Soni as Dopinder, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Stephen Kapicic as Colossus, and Briana Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Adding to the madness are Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers (Cable), Zazie Beetz as Domino, Julian Dennison as Russell, Bill Skarsgard as Zeitgeist, Terry Crews as Bedlam, Lewis Tan as Shatterstar, and Rob Delany as Peter. Taking place two years after the end of its predecessor, Wilson and Vanessa are trying to lead their lives as a couple while Wade is really getting used to his alter ego. When Cable (a time traveling mutant… and yes, this is a Fox review, so we can use that word here) comes from the future to kill an innocent mutant in the present, Wilson forms a team to try and stop him.
This is one of the instances where the sequel holds up to the prior film; in fact, I am not sure I could pick a favorite of the two of them. It has the same feel as the prior film while maintaining its ability to stand on its own. From moment one, I was taken on a thrill ride. I was also impressed by the original score and soundtrack fit in beautifully to the point where I own both now, and listening back after having seen the movie reminds me of specific moments in it. This is a film I will watch multiple times and there will always be something new to discover each time.