4YE Review: Deadpool 2 Will Make Fans Laugh, Then Cry, and then Laugh Again

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Everyone’s favourite Merc with a Mouth is back for Deadpool 2 and if you were worried that it wouldn’t live up to the masterpiece that was the first Deadpool have no fear; Deadpool 2 is good.

Really good.

In this film, Deadpool comes face-to-face with the new villain in town, Cable, who is played by Josh Brolin (you know there’s a Thanos reference because duh). Cable is a time traveller who has travelled to this timeline in order to defeat Russell – or Firefist – played by Julian Dennison.

Deadpool needs help in his endeavour to stop Cable so he calls for an audition for a team of mutants which he dubs X-Force (cough foreshadowing for future movies cough). The crew includes a…diverse set of skills, but the only one we all care about is the badass that is Domino, played perfectly by Zazie Beetz.

Everyone in the film has really great performances and while Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool is a given for perfection, Beetz and Brolin are pretty up there.

Brolin in particular is just really fantastic as Cable and you kind of can’t not like him? No spoilers here, you’ll have to watch it to see why.

Deadpool 2 was everything you wanted from a second film about this character…with a few more blink and you’ll miss them cameos.

It definitely earned its “R” rating once again at there is certainly more gore in this one and the jokes are equally raunchy.

But the one thing the second film has that I didn’t expect was the crying.

I cried watching Deadpool 2.

There, I said it.

There is some heart-wrenching stuff in this film that I certainly did not expect.

The movie has the gore, the laughs, and the heart. It’s a triple threat.

Sorry, no. It’s a quadruple threat because Deadpool 2 has one of the best Marvel post credit scenes I have ever seen.

No spoilers but fans of Deadpool and Marvel fans in general will be losing their minds across the world during the post-credit scene at the end of this film. It is everything you could ever want from it.

And that is all I will say about that.

If you need a break from the emotional turmoil Infinity War left you in, Deadpool 2 will certainly cure you of that.

Deadpool 2 hits theatres May 18th.

Melissa LoParco
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