Deadpool 2

Critics Consensus

Though it threatens to buckle under the weight of its meta gags, Deadpool 2 is a gory, gleeful lampoon of the superhero genre buoyed by Ryan Reynolds' undeniable charm.

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After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Miami's hottest bartender, while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor - finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World's Best Lover.

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Cast

Ryan Reynolds
as Wade/Deadpool
Julian Dennison
as Russell/Firefist
Brianna Hildebrand
as Negasonic Teenage Warhead
Karan Soni
as Dopinder
Leslie Uggams
as Blind Al
Eddie Marsan
as The Headmaster
Jack Kesy
as Black Tom Cassidy
Bill Skarsgård
as Zeitgeist
Lewis Tan
as Shatterstar
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Critic Reviews for Deadpool 2

All Critics (390) | Top Critics (49)

  • Everything that you got in the first film, you get times three.

    Mar 21, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Deadpool 2 is an R-rated, potty-mouthed splatterfest and a funny one.

    May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

    Bob Mondello

    NPR
    Top Critic
  • For all the impulsive flamboyance of Deadpool's patter, the liberating power of personal virtue, and the disinhibiting promise of second chances, "Deadpool 2" feels narrowly impersonal and oppressively unfree.

    May 18, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Just as Robert Downey, Jr. has become the definitive Iron Man, Ryan Reynolds is Deadpool. It's the role he was born to play and whenever he's on screen, the movie's inner classic shines forth.

    May 18, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • All in all, I prefer a Marvel movie that doesn't take itself seriously, but the nonstop unseriousness of Deadpool 2 can wear you down, too.

    May 18, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • Instead of seeking to top the over-the-top antics of the first film, [both director and star are] content to simply groove with what they've already established and just have fun. The result is less exhausting and more entertaining.

    May 18, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Deadpool 2

  • Oct 09, 2018
    The murk with a mouth is back looking for trouble in Deadpool 2. When a time-traveler from the future named Cable attempts to kill a young boy before he can become a supervillain Deadpool puts together a team to save the boy and prevent the events that turn him into a villain. Josh Brolin give a pretty solid performance as Cable and Zazie Beetz has great comedic chemistry with Ryan Reynolds; providing some fun witty banter. However, a lot of the comedy is hit-and-miss; breaking the fourth walls a bit too much and pushing the crassness and vulgarity. And the anti-religious message ('cause of course the Church is the real villain) is rather heavy-handed. It's not as good as the first film, but Deadpool 2 delivers some laughs and is action-packed.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 11, 2018
    Takes some pretty hardcore departures from the first movie in terms of characters, but Deadpool 2 is still funny as Hell (maybe not quite as funny as it thinks but still, very very humorous) and Ryan Reynolds once again absolutely nails the titular role. I never loved either of these movies as much as it seems people did by and large, but I do like them, and that's not nothin'.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 22, 2018
    I think a lot of people, myself included, were surprised by how massively successful the original Deadpool was. As it stands right now, the original Deadpool is the most commercially successful R-rated movie of all time at a gross of $783 million on a $58 million budget. That's pretty impressive when you think about it, at the time, it was probably the first (major) R-rated superhero movie since the Blade trilogy finished off with Blade Trinity in late 2004. Ironically, Ryan Reynolds also appeared in this movie. Having said that, superhero movies weren't as prevalent then as they are now and the Blade Trinity had more limited potential. At the same time, having had a couple of years to reflect back on the success of the original movie, I can't believe that I was surprised at its success. First of all, it was a gleefully violent and profane superhero movie that broke the fourth wall constantly in an era when, really, most MCU movies, really, just blended into one another. That's not saying they were bad, in fact, just the opposite, a lot of them are very good and some of them even excellent. It's just that stylistically and tonally, those films are completely homogenized to fit within Disney's family-friendly image. So Deadpool came along at exactly the right place at exactly the right time. And it's not just that the movie embraced its violence and profanity with pure glee, because that on its own would not be enough, it's the fact that it was a supremely well-written movie. It really was one of the funniest movies I saw that year. And people gravitated to that in a world where superheroes are always fighting against the end of the world, it was just fun to watch a smaller, self-contained story that, really, broke all the established rules for what that genre could be. And its success made it possible for Logan to get more creative leeway in telling its story the way it wanted to and, for all intents and purposes, Logan is revered as one of the best movies in the genre. It's also making it possible for this New Mutants movie (also from 20th Century Fox) to become a thing. Essentially the New Mutants is a superhero horror movie set in the X-Men universe. And, for all you can say about 20th Century Fox, I gotta give them major props for allowing their superhero properties to explore different styles of telling a story than than what is normally accepted for superheroes. Having said that, the original Deadpool was like catching lightning in a bottle. I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't a little nervous that this would be disappointing compared to the original movie. It's obviously not gonna be as fresh as the original, so that newness is gone. Will they repeat the same jokes? Will the script be lacking? Will the story be a jumbled mess? All of these and many more went across my mind. Sophmore slumps and all that, it happens. Iron Man 2 and Age of Ultron weren't as good as the previous installment. But, wouldn't you know it, Deadpool 2 is equally as great, if not better than the original. Part of me, as I was watching this movie, was wondering what people were seeing when they were saying it was better. Because, while certainly very entertaining, at that particular point at least, it wasn't better than the original. And, honestly, I don't know what the turning point was, but I know that there was a point where I just was like 'ok, this is better than the original'. Is it more or less gleefully profane and violent as the original? That I can't determine, but all I know is that I had so much goddamn fun watching this movie and, honestly, I can't remember the last time I had this much fun watching a film. I had a blast watching Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, but it took me a while to figure out it was meant to be comedic. This one, on the other hand, is a blast from beginning to end. One of the things that I like about this franchise, and there's really a whole bunch of them, is the fact that, at its core, there's still a strong character in Wade Wilson. The original movie was, in its own way, a romance. Really. Wade Wilson loves nothing more in this world than Vanessa and the original movie told a really effective, if raunchier, romantic story around these characters. So, again, the character isn't just about the breaking the fourth wall, killing and just being a dick. Thanks to Vanessa, Wade feels like a real enough person in his own universe. She gives him purpose and a reason to live. And I feel that that surprising emotional depth continues in this movie. This is gonna be spoiler-y, so just skip ahead. Essentially, Vanessa is murdered at the beginning of the film and Wade goes through this mental breakdown as a result of her death. They were about to start a family, or at least attempt to do so. He literally blows himself up at the beginning of the film. He, eventually, is put back together by Colossus and he takes him to the X-Mansion, where Colossus offers him a spot in the X-Men. This leads to one hilarious gag where Deadpool, once again, complains about the studio not giving them enough budget to include more X-Men. In the room next to where he's standing, however, there's a meeting with the X-Men. Xavier, Beast, Storm, Quicksilver, Cyclops and Nightcrawler all appear, all played by their current actors. Beast, however, slowly closes the door without Deadpool noticing. It's a scene that's no longer than 10 seconds, but it's a really funny visual gag. And the fact they got all the actors to come in for that was also pretty funny. Anyway, essentially, Deadpool becomes a trainee and he helps attempt to dissolve this situation at a mutant rehab center where this orphan, who controls fire through his fists, is putting himself and others in danger. Family is one of the biggest themes of this movie. This kid, Wade assumes and the kid latter confirms it, has been abused by the orphanage staff. Deadpool kills one of the staff members and him, along with the kid, are thrown in this ice box, which is a prison for mutants where, through this collar, their powers are negated. Russell, the orphan, finding someone who helped him, gravitates to him due to his issues of abandonment. Deadpool being Deadpool, he pushes him away and tells him to make friends with the biggest and meanest in the ice box. Rusell does, in fact, do so and he becomes friends with Juggernaut, who helps him in his quest for revenge against the headmaster of the mutant rehab facility While this is going on, Cable travels back in time in order to hunt down and kill Russell in order to prevent him from becoming this cold-blooded murderer in the future and save his wife and daughter, both of whom were murdered by an adult Russell in the future. Cable seems to be some sort of a cyborg or something and, almost right from the start, you're waiting for Deadpool's eventual Terminator joke and, naturally, he doesn't disappoint. Anyway, Cable is trying to hunt down this kid and kill him and Deadpool feels forced to create his own team to keep Cable from killing Russell (or Firefist, a quite literal name). Anyway, he adds Domino, The Vanisher (which leads to some really cool moments and a hilarious cameo), Bedlam, Shatterstar, Zeitgeist and a regular man named Peter who thought the ad for the team looked fun. I feel this is the turning point of the movie for me. Like all the X-Force members (minus Domino), on this mission to stop this convoy that's moving all the ice box prisoners elsewhere in order to save Russell, end up dying after the jump out of a plane to make a cool and heroic entrance. Bedlam is driven through this bus' windshield, Shatterstar is chopped up to bits by a helicopter's blades, Zeitgeist flies into a wood chipper and Peter is vomited on by Zeitgeist, who spits acidic...fluids and, of course, he dies. Oh and The Vanisher electrocutes himself, which is when you see who the actor is. This part of the movie is hilarious and it bleeds into a really fucking cool action sequence where Domino, whose superpower is luck...yes, really. This is a running joke in that Deadpool makes fun of her because luck can't be a superpower and, honestly, it's actually really cool. Just watching things around Domino collapse or move around in her favor was actually cool visually. Anyway, the action sequence with the convoy is pretty damn great and exciting. Being as spoiled as I am by movies like The Raid and the Mad Max franchise, it takes a top-notch action for me to really notice and, while ths doesn't reach those high levels, it's still pretty damn effective as an action movie. The convoy ends up leading to a callback to the first movie, where Deadpool, after literally being ripped apart by Juggernaut, starts to grow baby legs. Once again, this ends up being a really funny scene as everyone from Dopinder, the taxi driver from the original that now wants to be an assassin, Domino, Weasel, Blind Al and even Cable all poke fun at his baby legs. Either that or they're disgusted. Eventually, Cable teams up with Deadpool (and his team of...just Domino actually) in order to stop Russell and the Juggernaut, who are making their way to the mutant rehab center. Before that, however, Deadpool apologizes to Colossus for his actions earlier in the film and enlists his help along with Negasonic and Yukio's (Yukio is Negasonic's girlfriend). Deadpool's friendship with Yukio is another really funny running gag. They're always saying hi and bye to each other. It's such a polite friendship when Deadpool is anything BUT polite to ANYONE, like, ever. If there's one thing that I like about the Deadpool series is that, realistically speaking, they're relatively small-scale. It's not a 'save the day or everybody dies' type of situation. I mean, really, Cable comes from the future in order to stop Russell from becoming this mass murderer, but he's not a threat like Thanos (which, of course, Deadpool makes a joke about) or something like that. It's not super serious, though Wade's journey to save Russell from becoming a monster is really surprisingly effective in terms of Wade searching for redemption through Russell. But, anyway, the climactic action sequence is also satisfying in how it's executed, edited together and the music they use to set the violence to. Deadpool's death scene is typically Deadpool and, naturally, very funny. Cable, being able to jump back in time once more in order to save Wade. And, essentially, Cable becomes part of the team and, honestly, they're clearly 'X-Men rejects', but the combination of Cable, Deadpool, Domino, Colossus, Negasonic and Yukio make for a really cool team. And, honestly, I look forward to their journeys in the future. The mid-credits scene with Deadpool travelling back in time saving Vanessa, Peter from the original X-Force (instead of travelling a little more backwards in time and saving the ENTIRE TEAM), shooting the original Deadpool from X-Men Origins: Wolverine to fix the timeline and, the best one of them all, shooting Ryan Reynolds himself before he films Green Lantern (they poke fun at Batman v Superman and the DC Universe as well) is tremendous. So, yea, I loved this movie, every solitary second of it. It obviously isn't as fresh as the original, which was just something completely different than what we were used to, but at the same time this is still, somehow, an improvement on the original Deadpool. It contains more of the same violence, wit and irreverence as before but it's just better this time. The casting is tremendous. Ryan Reynolds is born to play Deadpool, like there's no one else who embodies Deadpool as much as that guy. Deadpool is like a supremely exaggerated version of Reynold's own personality. Josh Brolin is such a great addition to the franchise as Cable. I can't fucking wait to see those two play off of each other in Deadpool 3 with Deadpool being, well, Deadpool and Cable being the straight man. Zazie Beetz as Domino, again, is just such a great addition to the franchise and, once more, I can't wait to see what they do with this motley crew. This was such an absolute blast from beginning to end. The sad thing is that, eventually, the quality is gonna have to drop and I don't want it to because I enjoy these damn movies so much. The fact that this is more of the same isn't a bad thing, because it improves on what came before and makes it even more entertaining. So, yea, this was a pretty fucking great movie. It's not gonna be for everybody, but I would easily recommend this if you're looking for something that, still, feels different than every other superhero movie out there. Gleefully violent and profane, great characters, great performances, surprisingly strong emotional cores, hilarious, witty dialogue, I mean, you can't really go wrong with this if you're a fan of superhero movies. Deadpool might not be the hero we need, but he's the hero we deserve.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Aug 13, 2018
    Or Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin outline the entertainment/media zeitgeist of the times for us lest we were clueless: to wit, only the crew and the orchestra are not seen in this uber-meta take on the whole superhero movie thing happening lately. Breaking the fourth wall? Check. Referencing the star outside of the film? Check. Referencing other films in the Marvel Universe? Check. Even Thanos??? Even Thanos. Could the internet fans and comic convention fans input be influencing what makes it to the screen anymore? You betcha, and this work is the proof and the tip of the iceberg, the pendulum swinging entirely away from the ol' you'll take what we serve you and you'll like it studio think. This is very nearly a fan made/studio film. And what a ride it is!
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer

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