Saturday, May 26, 2018

86 Days: Deadpool 2

It was family movie night last night. My kid brother, Vish and I often go to the movies. Vish is awesome. He is also not my blood brother, but a brother in the aboriginal sense of the word.

As a kid brother, Vish is awesome, however his taste in movies is polar opposite to mine. When we go to films, we have to see films where things get blown up and there are normally comic books related to the theme.

Last night's offering was Deadpool 2. Vish and I, along with my friend Teddy, rocked up to the family cinema.

I avoided seeing the first Deadpool movie in the cinema due to the violence. Little did I know, it's the type of movie violence I can sit through without too much effort. Yes, it's hyper violent, but it's mostly what is referred to as comic book violence, but it is also very, very funny. I gave into the original film, watching it on a plane on the way back from New Zealand last trip.

Regardless, Deadpool is an anti-hero. He as skin like the peel of an avocado. He was monumentally fucked up by some baddies in the last movie, but in the the end, after a shitload of violence, he ended up getting his girl back. provides a synopsis. "Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable." That is about the crux of it all. There isn't much more story to it than that.

What this synopsis doesn't tell you is movie starts with his girlfriend being 'fridged', sending Deadpool on a mission to find some meaning to his life. Basically, Deadpool, a man who cannot be killed, which makes for some fun scenes.

Ryan Reynolds is fantastic as Deadpool. It is a character that's he's made his own. He's cheeky, sassy, foul-mouthed, crude and generally a very funny arsehole. He's worth the ticket price alone.

The aforementioned kid is played by Julian Dennison of "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" fame. He's great. He's also kept his bogan Kiwi accent.

It's action from the moment the film starts until the hidden scenes in the end credits. It's very gory and very violent in places, but thankfully, it's more comic violence than anything (which is why I could sit through the movie without issue.) I don't think I've laughed so hard in a long time.

There are also some excellent cameos in the film, from other characters in the Marvel stable to one superstar who if you blink, you will miss.

Add to this a killer soundtrack and some really fantastic crossover references, making this not only an wonderful action movie, but I think it's a lot more intelligent than it gives itself credit for.

Deadpool 2 is not for everybody, but if you like your movies, fast, bad, loose and crude, you will love this,. Vish, Teddy and I walked away smiling.

Four Stars

Today's song: (Part of the Deadpool 2 Soundtrack)

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