Deadpool 2 is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the eleventh installment in the X-Men film series, and a sequel to the 2016 film Deadpool.
The film is directed by David Leitch from a script by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Ryan Reynolds, with Reynolds starring in the title role alongside Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy.
In the film, Deadpool forms the team X-Force to protect a young mutant from Cable.
The sequel to the 2016 original is bigger, longer has more bad language and action appropriate to the larger budget ($58m vs $110m)
It’s good to see a young kiwi actor Julian Dennison in a big film, but by the end he just gets annoying and you wish he was added to the death count.
The film suffers a bit from the excessive script, often stopping for conversations, jokes and meta-analysis of the genre. Better to keep the action going and the jokes and references flying by.
Unfortunately, by the third act when things should be reaching a climax and a quick wrap up, things just go on and on. This could have been edited from 2hrs to slightly shorter first film (1:48). It gets just too melodramatic and lacks the satire and bite of the first film.