Top positive review
21 September 2018
After the success of the first Deadpool movie, the wise cracking fourth wall breaking hitman gets a sequel. Which will not make a lot of sense to those who haven't seen the first film. If you haven't, why are you reading this? Go and watch it. Then come back.
After the end of the first film, can Wade and Vanessa live happily ever after? Would they have a movie if so? Fate leaves Deadpool looking for purpose. The X Men might not be the answer. A mysterious boy with special powers and a time travelling killer called Cable [Josh Brolin] might be...
Sequels are tricky things. People want the same. But different. But there's enough mileage and flexibility in this format to allow for enough variety to make it click. And when you're throwing gags at the screen at such a rate, most are likely to connect.
It's a little stronger plot wise than the first film. It is of course not going to have the freshness and originality of that, but there is still enough great fun and good jokes to make it an entertaining watch. With a bigger cast some characters don't get as much to do as you might like, but Josh Brolin makes a very good Cable, Zazie Beetz is a superb Domino and really deserves her own franchise. And Peter's pretty cool too.
There are some bad reviews of this out there, so it might be a matter of subjective opinion. But if you loved the first film, give this a go. As to whether you should watch to the end of the credits, didn't you learn anything from what you were told at the end of that one????
The disc begins with the fox logo, but then goes into the menu with no ads or trailers.
Although the box just says English for subtitles and languages, I checked the disc, and it's actually:
Languages: English. English audio description. Russian. Ukrainian.
Subtitles: English. Russian. Danish, Swedish. Finnish. Estonian. Latvian. Lithuanian. Ukrainian.
Extras: A three minute long gag reel. If you've seen one gag reel, you've seen them all. People doing silly dances and pulling faces and the occasional outtake that raises a slight smile. This is no different.
Deadpool's fun sack 2: contains a stills gallery. This is pretty funny with an interesting collection of items and posters and worth a look.
And videos. Roughly forty mins in total, which can be watched individually or all together.
No good deed. [featuring...you'll see....]
Wet on wet.
Brazil comic con tattoos.
Deadpool meet cable.
Red band [ie same as above with strong language] Deadpool meet cable.
Red band trailer.
Red band the final trailer.
Celine Dion singing ashes video.
Behind the scenes of ashes.
Eur missing a country.
Deadpool takes over Manchester united.
The first ten years.
Welcome to the party pop video.
Deadpool two thanks you.
Some repetition seeing the trailers in a row, but a lot of fun in the above. It doesn't have the apology to David Beckham one though, if you were looking for that.