Movie Review: Deadpool 2

Ryan Reynolds’s wisecracking superhero returns. Photo: Supplied
Ryan Reynolds’s wisecracking superhero returns. Photo: Supplied

Do you like weird? Is it your thing? Then Deadpool 2 is for you.

Terrible jokes and offensive humour is back with superhero movie Deadpool 2. The lead character is once again played by Ryan Reynolds, who is also credited as one of the writers and producers. He has a knack for taking the piss out of himself and Canada.

The plot sees Deadpool explore the meaning of life and acquire an oddball bunch of mutants and wannabe superheroes.

The movie is violent, to the point of being funny “gruesome”, and peppered with jokes that are guaranteed to be offensive to someone somewhere.

You’ll find yourself laughing, once your senses and moral code have settled into the tone of the movie.

Kiwi audiences will love rallying around Julian Dennison of Hunt for the Wilderpeople fame, who does a fantastic job holding his own among the star-studded cast. Reynolds has praised Dennison as “the greatest”, and the young actor has been tipped to be Hollywood’s next big thing.

Dennison plays Russell, or Firefist, a Kiwi with a “splash of diabetes”.

This movie is not suitable for children and comes with an R18 rating: violence, profanity, nudity and not-so-subtle sexual innuendo all feature prolifically within the 120-minutes.

Watch this movie at your own risk and with an attitude to laugh at yourself.

To laugh or not to laugh? That is a very good question.

Watch the trailer below:

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