May 27, 2018

Why Ryan Reynolds is the ideal man to play Deadpool

17 May 2018, 03:56 | Israel Caldwell

Why Ryan Reynolds is the ideal man to play Deadpool

REVIEW Sequels are hard but ‘Deadpool 2’ gets it mostly right

Aside from an interesting storyline or any real character development, Deadpool 2 delivers on what it promises - a butt-load of double entendres, mostly amusing comic-book humor, effective music choices (including a new Celine Dion song - ha!), exaggerated, Kill Bill-style violence and Reynolds hamming it up and delivering one-liners that will likely become memes in a few weeks.

After the events of the first movie, Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Reynolds) is up to his usual antics. Along with the addition of Cable, there are several members of the X-Men who join the battle. Realizing that he can not fight alone, he starts to recruit mutants to join his X-Force group of superheroes. Things that happen next form the rest of the narrative. Instead, it tries to be its own unique entity with its crude jokes and parody.

'Is it Deadpool 2? It is that refreshing and unique take on the superhero genre that helps keep it from getting stale. Reynolds carries the movie on his back-although this time around he should have shared the load a little more evenly with some of his talented co-stars. Nowadays many writers and directors seem to be too anxious about political correctness in their movies.

The supporting cast isn't given too much to do in this film besides wise crack and participate in action scenes, though the clear standout is Zazie Beetz as Domino. David Letich (John Wick) directs, and the movie hits theaters this week on May 18, 2018. The pacing of the movie is excellent, as it holds your interest through its entirety. It's something actor Ryan Reynolds thinks will be good for his character.

Oh, basically I am not allowed to spoil the plot of the film.

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Much like the original film, it looks to be an ultra-violent, crude and rather amusing superhero romp. Spider-Man was the one that I loved because those films were huge when I was growing up. It doesn't change what isn't broken, like having Josh Brolin play the villain (fresh off playing Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, Brolin here plays Cable, a robot man from the future), but it makes small, helpful tweaks to the formula, like wrapping things up in less than two hours.

Emma Watson and Hermione Granger, Viggo Mortensen and Aragorn, Deadpool and Ryan Reynolds - a ideal match.

Oh yeah, I can't imagine anyone else.

The writing includes a gay superhero in the story but offsets this good representation by making Indian cab driver Dopinder a mere caricature, all the while cracking jokes about 'cultural appropriation.' Again in Deadpool's defence, nothing is serious in the movie apart from his relationship with Vanessa.

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