Deadpool 2 (2018), Dir. David Leitch

Deadpool 2 (2018), Dir. David Leitch
No, I’m sorry that you said that while making heavy eye contact and applying lip balm.
— Wade Wilson, Deadpool 2 (2018)

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, Stefan Kapičić, Jack Kesy, Andre Tricoteux, Shiori Kutsuna, Eddie Marsan, Terry Crews, Rob Delaney, Bill Skarsgård, Lewis Tan, Matt Damon, Alan Tudyk.
Director: David Leitch
Screenplay: Paul Wernick, Ryan Reynolds, & Rhett Reese.

Family; a house is not a home without family. You may be able to go to a place that has your bed, your belongings, but if there is no family in that place what is the point of going there rather than anywhere else. Deadpool 2 is about losing a home, your family, or never having one to begin while ultimately finding one in the end.

Our main characters are at a loss of a family in the first act. Wade (Ryan Reynolds) loses his girlfriend, Nes (Morena Baccarin) directly from his choice of the lifestyle of fighting crime. This leads him down a suicidal path he sadly can never complete due to his mutation. We meet him at his most broken, but the theme of connection to his partner allows him to move forward. Russell (Julian Dennison), and Cable (Josh Brolin) have an intermingled connection that fundamentally centres on family; Cable's family is taken from him and Russell has been abused by the people who are raising him in an orphanage. These sad realities tie each other's destiny into a cat and mouse plot.

This theme of family is endearing and packaged in a nice sentimental way—however, I have not even started to talk about the hilarity of how it is presented. This film is so much fun, irreverent, silly, and extremely entertaining. Every joke is breaking the fourth wall, so much that you can tell that Reynolds does not give a fuck at pretending that this film is based in reality. It's inclusion of diversity is also a welcome. Dennison is a Māori kid from New Zealand, Domino (Zazie Beetz) is black when in the comics she is white, Negasonic (Brianna Hildebrand) has a girlfriend Yukio (Shiori Kutsuna), and Wade is clearly on the spectrum of bisexuality in the plot and everyone is here for a good time while emoting so much through their characters. 

It has built a world from the shoulder's of its predecessor in a positive, expansive way while still keeping it small. It is a great time with Reynolds' once again proving why Deadpool needed his own franchise.

★ ★ ★ ★