Deadpool 2 centers on Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) who has to protect a young mutant from the time traveling Cable (Josh Brolin) who is determined to change the future. To no surprise the plot of Deadpool 2 was straightforward as one can be-which was not a bad thing. While there were few surprises in the plot it was entertaining as it kept me invested all the way through. Much like its predecessor what benefited the plot was its stylish sense of storytelling as Deadpool would break the fourth wall to keep the story moving. When it came to themes Deadpool 2 was fairly sound in its concepts. The story’s morals were surprisingly deep for a plot such as this one and meshed well with film’s outlandish nature. However other concepts such as time traveling were underplayed to point where it felt unnecessary. Though it may not have been the strongest of tales the plot of this sequel was a fitting one as its zany presentation felt right for the Merc with the Mouth.
In 2016 Ryan Reynolds stole the show with his performance as Deadpool, so it was no surprise to see the actor again in rare form for the sequel. Deadpool remained his over the top self while being able to progress in new areas, and Reynolds was able to keep true to his interpretation. Along with the loud mouth protagonist was the inclusion of Cable. The character of Cable was underwhelming as he did not receive much screen time to flesh out his character. Thankfully the harden hero had plenty going for him such as Josh Brolin's performance and his fantastic chemistry with Reynold’s Deadpool-which is something I would love to see more of. The supporting cast was decent. While they lacked the flare from the first film, there was still plenty of stand out characters in the supporting cast like Domino Zazie Beetz), Weasel (TJ Miller), Russell (Julian Dennison) and of course Colossus(Stefan Kapicic). The cast of Deadpool 2 was one that relied on having a strong lead and although this was not a bad thing it still left much to be desired from this superhero ensemble.