It is no time rest between superhero movies. In fact, it is no time, at all. Though how much of a superhero Deadpool can be considered is debatable. He’s back, making jokes about everything while trying to solve a more small-scale problem. Deadpool doesn’t need to save the world, just the few people closest to him. To do it this time, he’ll need a team.
No, not the X-Men. Deadpool is getting his own team, the X-Force. They need to stop Cable, a mutant from the future, from killing a kid in their time. Cable is great in the film. He’s gruff and serious but still has his soft side. Cable and Deadpool fight several times with some different action each time, making it fun to watch.
The members of the X-Force are fine. Domino is the most important one, and she’s pretty great. She has cool scenes that show off her powers well. I did want her eye spot thing to be more pronounced. Make it pop more from the rest of her. In the film, it feels too mundane.
Now Russell, the mutant that Deadpool is trying to save and Cable is trying to kill, he’s a pretty good character. There is a lot of pain to him, and it comes through with almost everything he does. He has great interactions with Deadpool because of that pain.
Much like the first film, there are jokes and humor throughout, but it also has powerful emotional moments. The movie balances things well while skewing more towards the comedic side, but it does the serious things well. Deadpool shows a lot more heroism this time around, showing why he’s considered a superhero rather than just a mercenary.
The X-Men are still avoiding Deadpool except for Colossus, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and new member, Yukio. They have more limited roles, but they’re still fun to see, and Yukio has nice interactions with Deadpool. Dopinder is still around, and he’s better than ever.
Deadpool 2 is a superhero movie with smaller, but still important, stakes. There’s quite a lot of amusing violence along the way.