MV5BMjI3Njg3MzAxNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjI2OTY0NTM@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,674,1000_AL_What’s it all about?

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.

There is of course an evil headmaster too, given that a young person is involved.

Why did I want to see it?

I loved the first Deadpool movie which kind of came in above most people’s expectations, so was interested in seeing what they would do with the sequel given the original’s success.

What did I think of it?

I really enjoyed this film, and laughed as much, if not more than, I did watching the first one. Ryan Reynolds is very funny in the role, and as well as bringing back most of the characters from the first film, it introduced a number of new characters that were both effective and funny. Cable in particular is very well done, though I am beginning to wonder if film makers now have a contractual clause that requires them to at least consider casting Josh Brolin in any film been made.

I think my favourite character is Domino, luck being a superpower and all that; Zazie Beets was excellent in the role and I’m looking forward to seeing more of her in the X-Force movie. When I re-watch this (and I will, you can count on it) I’ll pay better attention to the various cameos which I always enjoy but are a bit blink and you’ll miss them. And Julian Dennison is really really good, reminding me that I must watch Hunt for the Wilderpeople (I know).

Is it more mainstream than the first movie? Of course.

Am I mildly disappointed that they did that thing at the beginning? Yes, but they put it right so I can live with it

Do I enjoy seeing Ryan Reynolds take the mickey out of himself? Oh yes.

Looking forward to what the mere with the mouth does next.

Dazzling details: Directed by David Leitch, D2 is 119 minutes long and rated 15 for strong bloody violence, sex references, very strong language. Which is what we all wanted to see it for anyway 😉