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Movie Review: Dead Pool 2

 

Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital is the sequel to the popular film, Dead Pool, appropriately entitled Dead Pool 2. 

Dead Pool 2 brings back Ryan Reynolds as the title character, Dead Pool/Wade. Also returning are Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), T.J. Miller (Weasel), and Stefan Kapicic (voice of Col0ssus).

Dead Pool travels the world fighting the bad guys, but he always makes sure to come home to Vanessa. Wade and Vanessa are ready to start a family, despite everything that has went on in their lives.

When Vanessa is murdered, Wade doesn’t see a reason to live anymore. He attempts to commit suicide, only to be rescued by his friends, the X-men.

Wade/Dead Pool now lives in the mansion with the X-men, and is considered to be in “training” to become an X-man.

Responding to a call at an orphanage, the X-men encounter a young boy named Russel who can create fire with his fists. Dead Pool is able to talk Russel down from his explosive anger, but in doing so he he realizes that Russel has been abused by the headmaster of the orphanage.

Dead Pool and Russel are arrested and confined to a prison for mutant criminals.

Unbeknownst to the X-men, a cybernetic soldier from the future named Cable has come back in time to kill Russel, who is also known as Firefist. As an adult (in the future), Russel kills Cable’s family and Cable has gone back in time to kill Russel to prevent him from killing his family in the future.

Meanwhile the X-men try and get Dead Pool and Russel out of their mutant prison, but not without accidentally releasing a vicious, cold-blooded killer called Juggernaut. In fact, Russel teams up with Juggernaut in his attempt to murder the headmaster at the orphanage that was cruel to him.

Will Russel and Juggernaut succeed? Will Cable kill Russel before he can commit his first murder? How does Dead Pool and the X-men fit into the story? To find out you need to pick up, or download, Dead Pool 2. Look for it where ever movies are sold.

First and foremost, I adore Ryan Reynolds. I think it’s a great actor and a really funny comedian. In my mind he was always the perfect choice to play Dead Pool.

I did laugh many times throughout the film, but I could have done without all the crude humor. I honestly felt it was uncalled for. You can be super funny without going there.

I knew from the original film to expect crude humor, but I was kind of hoping that the film makers toned it down a bit for this film. I guess not.

This is NOT a family friendly film. Regardless of the fact that Dead Pool and the X-men are superheros, this is NOT a suitable film for children due to the crude and vulgar humor, sexual references and violence. The film is rated R.

Overall I liked the plot of the film. It is reminiscent of the original Terminator film where someone from the future comes back to the past to kill someone in hopes of altering the events of the future. Russel/Firefist is essentially Sarah Connor and Cable is Terminator.

The special effects in this film are pretty awesome. There are several sequences that kept me on the edge of my seat because the action was so intense and special effects really added to the situation.

I liked the addition of the new characters like Russel, Cable (played by the handsome Josh Brolin) and Juggernaut.

I’m curious if there will be a Dead Pool 3. I am not as familiar with Marvel’s X-men as I am with other superheros. I don’t know if Russel ends up becoming an X-men or not.

There are plenty of bonus features to extend your movie viewing pleasure. My personal favorites were the gag reel (they looked like they had a blast making this film), extended scenes and deleted scenes. There is also commentary (I am not a fan of commentary), a look at the cast of characters and much, much more.

Look for Dead Pool 2 where ever movies are sold.

Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment. Remember, the film is no longer in theaters.

Did you see Dead Pool 2? If so, what did you think of the film? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.

 

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.