Run time: 119 mins
Ryan Reynolds is very proud of Deadpool, and for good reason; its punky approach made it the underdog of 2016. No superhero was safe from Reynolds’ scathing remarks.
Ready for a second shot of that bawdy humour? There’s a bit of a Terminator vibe running through the sequel’s story: Cable (Josh Brolin, impressively playing two Marvel super villains in the same month) is a grumpy mercenary sent back through time to assassinate a mutant child (yes, this is the X-Men universe, remember). That child is none other than the legend that is Ricky Baker (if you haven’t seen Hunt for the Wilderpeople, put this down and watch it immediately). Deadpool assembles a team – by putting an ad in the paper – to take down Cable and rescue the kid. Dubbed ‘X-Force’, the group includes Domino, Bedlam, Shatterstar and… Peter – an ordinary bloke who turned-up, and got in.
As you can tell the fourth-wall breaking, devil may care attitude is what makes Deadpool such an unhinged delight. The funniest scenes are saved for the credits so don’t leave in a hurry (a pox on’t). (research Jack Whiting).