As far as sequels go, “Deadpool 2” delivers the goods. I cannot give any spoilers away, so I have to find the right words to use and not give away any key plot points or, God forbid, spoilers of any kind.
What is safe to say is that both the characters of Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) return in smaller supporting turns, as does T.J. Miller, Karan Soni, Morena Baccarin and Leslie Uggams.
Miller is Weasel, a bartender who works at Deadpool’s (Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson) local watering hole. Soni is Dopinder, Deadpool’s personal cab driver who assists in his escapes. Baccarin returns as Vanessa, Deadpool’s significant other who does not care about his disfigurement. Uggams is Deadpool’s roommate, who still has a tough time building anything from Ikea.
Those who had a crush on Warhead will have to look elsewhere. In this film she is in a relationship with Yukio (Shioli Kutsuna). Josh Brolin is Cable, the villain of the story. His character was sent from another timeline that is interwoven into the storyline. Cable is in mourning. He lost his family in a war that he cannot go back and fix.
An inside joke occurs when Deadpool makes a comment about One-Eyed Willy, a reference to Richard Donner’s “The Goonies” (1985). Brolin played Brand, the older brother in that fun flick. I probably would still give “The Goonies” a solid B+ in movie rankings on an A to F scale.
What I also find amusing is the marketing campaign that promotes “Deadpool 2” to the masses. The promotional posters allude to a variety of flicks including “Flashdance” (1983). Bullets are showered onto Deadpool’s body in lieu of good old H2O.
Another safe part of this action-adventure-comedy is the character Domino (Zazie Beetz). It’s amusing since Deadpool mentions that luck is not considered an obtainable skill of any kind. Despite all the shenanigans, I would say the endgame is a nifty trick.
As aforementioned, “Deadpool 2” has lots of plot twists and turns in what is an enjoyable pretzel-weaving adventure. I really cannot say more because if I do some bad movie studio executives might hunt me down and kill me.