Cinema Spotlight: Deadpool 2
Review By Claire Hoenecke
Deadpool 2 knows exactly what it is, and that is what makes it so enjoyable to watch.
The film finds the perfect balance between compelling plot and ridiculous humor, and one never comes at the expense of the other. The writers knew how many times they could break the fourth wall without disrupting the flow of the plot.
Ryan Reynolds brings the same sarcastic charm to the antihero that he did in the first film, and the addition of characters such as Zazie Beetz’s Domino and Josh Brolin’s Cable enriches Deadpool’s chaotic yet charming world. The film treats itself as a joke but also manages to have an emotional impact on the audience. In the sequel, Deadpool and the members of Deadpool’s new super team “X-Force” struggle with the idea of family.
Each must discover what family means to them and how they can fit into one. Deadpool’s search for his family is as messy and hilarious as his search for revenge in the first film, but this time Deadpool’s journey is meaningful and at times touching.
Even in the film’s most heartfelt moments, it is still hilarious because everyone involved in the film’s production knew that audiences loved the mocking insincerity of the first film. While the sequel brings more depth to its characters, it still has all of the crude humor and over the top violence that drew audiences to Deadpool in the first place.
At the time of this publication, Deadpool 2 has grossed over a combined $300 million at the box office, domestically, and overseas.
- Deadpool 2 is Rated R for strong violence and language, and some sexual references.