When do you have an unexpected announcement from the title character just ahead of a high adrenaline CGI fight sequence or just before the background score is to play in for a mass scene? Yes, you got it right. Deadpool 2 is here and this time around, Ryan Reynolds as DP is just crazier than he can get. Has it lived up to the hype? Read further to find out.
Deadpool 2 captures the audience’s attention at the very start when the credits roll out in a very unusual manner. It is innovation at its peak with respect to these credits. There is a sure surprise for superhero lovers as the movie majorly banks on comedy and references from numerous superhero movies and their characters. In fact, DP 2 goes out of the way to make you laugh with every dialogue and frame that it has.
As for the casting, it looks like the team has almost got it right as quite a few characters are likable. Apart from Deadpool, the characters namely Firefist, Domino, Dopinder and even Cable are impressive. Kudos to the director for getting it right up there as the performances are good and the actors have put up a good all-round show.
Technically too, Deadpool 2 crosses the line and makes you love the fights in specific. Cinematography during the slow motion shots are out of the world and very believable. Watch out for the bullet piercing scenes as they are a clear stand out.
There is also an emotional quotient which lingers around here and there. However, there’s catch. A lot depends on how you wish to take up Deadpool and its characters. A section of the audience might find the humour a tad bit too much to handle as it could come across as diluting the serious sequences that require for the emotions to sink in and give the watcher the impact that it should have. But if you decide to go in and enjoy every scene in a light-hearted manner without really questioning much, then Deadpool 2 could be on your favourites list.
There are quite a few high points for the general audiences who have not watched Deadpool 1 as well and a lot more for those who have watched it. The plot is simple and the storyline along with the direction it takes cannot be termed complex. It also has a subtle touch of a social issue and gives you quite an appropriate solution to it.
Do not miss the post-credits of a Marvel movie and Deadpool 2 is the best example that proves this. The makers have broken the ‘16th wall’ or whatever you might call it to entertain and they end up doing so successfully in majority portions in the favourite ‘deadpool style’. Not to forget the very different narration that takes the stage during the slow motion scenes and the interaction that the title character has with the audiences amidst a commotion.
With quite some impressive points to its tally, Deadpool 2 is light yet heavy and sweet yet spicy. It has a tinge of emotions topped heavily with comedy that you might not want to miss. Delivering an overall package of commercial elements woven out in neat proportions, and quite an engaging screenplay, DP 2 is far from disappointment for one and all.
Go for it with an open mind and you are sure to enjoy this second installment in the Deadpool franchise!