He’s back at it again in Deadpool 2! Our Friendly Neighborhood Merc with a Mouth just hit the theaters with his second outing. As a hardcore fan, I watched the first screening of the much-awaited Deadpool sequel and I can say it was worth the wait! For all the people out there wondering whether or not to watch it, I ask you – What are you waiting for?
Deadpool 2 Plot
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“This is the story of how Deadpool dies”, says Ryan Reynolds in his sexy-Wade-Wilson voice, in the starting scene of the movie. According to him, it’s a family film and naturally, those should begin with murder. So, his super hot girlfriend, Vanessa gets killed by a group of assassins. Wade loses his mind, kills them all and tries to kill himself, except, his regenerative ability is off the charts – rendering him immortal. Colossus collects all the pieces of Deadpool, post his suicide attempt, and takes him to the infamous school of mutants.
Cut to many years in the future, a time-traveling mercenary named Cable, enraged by the murder of his family, decides to travel back in time and kill their murderer as a young boy. Returning to the present, Deadpool is now seen joining the X-Men (as a trainee) and on Official X-Men Business, encounters and saves a mutant kid who goes by the name FireFist. In the process of saving him, he kills an abusive staff member of the orphanage where Firefist lives and gets arrested along with the kid. He is contained with Super-Power Dampening Neck Cuffs that dampen his abilities and gets sent to a mutant jail called the Icebox.
Firefist regards Deadpool as his savior, but Deadpool, who is now losing his superpowers (all thanks to those cuffs), yells at the kid to leave him alone while he waits to die of the cancer cells that are no longer healing. That’s when Cable enters to abduct Firefist, the boy who would go on to kill his family. Deadpool and Cable go toe to toe with each other, but Cable gains the upper hand and overpowers him – taking with him the Skee-Ball that was Vanessa’s last gift to Wade.
Deadpool escapes the prison and forms a team known as the ‘X-Force’ – comprising of Domino, Bedlam, Shatterstar, Acid Mouth, Vanisher and my favorite, Peter With No Superpowers. Unfortunately, all of them are killed in their first battle as a team (RIP Peter, you will be missed), except Domino and of course, our very own DP. They both try to stop Cable, while Firefist unleashes the biggest guy in the jail, the unstoppable Juggernaut. Juggernaut repays the favor by helping Firefist escape and heads on to kill Firefist’s abusive headmaster.
Cable teams up with Deadpool and the X-Force, convinced that they can stop Firefist from committing his first murder and prevent him from ever taking any of the lives that followed. Deadpool gets a 30 second time limit to convince Firefist that his path is wrong and fails, resulting in Cable attempting to shoot the boy. To save the kid, Deadpool ends up taking the bullet while wearing Power Dampening Cuffs and dies.
Seeing Deadpool’s sacrifice, the boy is moved and doesnt commit his first murder, resulting in the timeline correcting itself and Cable’s family being alive once again. Cable uses the final charge on his time-travel device, not on returning home, but rewinding time to return the Skee-Ball over Deadpool’s heart. Then, when Cable shoots him, the bullet is stopped from reaching his heart and Firefist is still touched by the attempted sacrifice.
The movie ends with the beloved taxi driver, Dopinder, running over the abusive headmaster
Deadpool 2 Post-Credit Scene
The post-credit scene shows Deadpool recruiting Negasonic Teenage Warhead and her girlfriend, Yukio, to fix Cable’s time-travelling device so that he can resurrect Vanessa and Peter With No Superpowers, visit the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine and kill that version of Deadpool, and kill actor Ryan Reynolds while he is considering taking on the role of Green Lantern.
Deadpool 2 lives up to the standards set by it’s first installment in true R-Rated Deadpool fashion! It’s a family movie that somehow has gruesome action sequences and a plethora of pop-culture references. In my opinion, the team behind Deadpool 2 have outdone themselves as the sequel is far superior to the first one in terms of both, story line and humor.
Sure, at some points in the film the writing feels a little lazy, but Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool charms us into letting them get away with it. For all the comic book fans and pop-culture nerds, this is the Deadpool movie we’ve always wanted! Well, after we got the Deadpool movie we’ve always wanted, the last time.
Deadpool 2 is now playing in theaters everywhere.