After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover. (best synopsis EVER via Coming Soon)
I can safely say that until I saw Deadpool in 2016 I had never fallen in love with a superhero.
Sure many of them were handsome, looked fabulous in lycra and could rather handily take care of themselves, but they were a tad too, well, earnest.
Deadpool, played by Ryan Reynolds so perfectly that you can only assume he was born to play the role (thank you filthy-talking, chutzpah-loving universe!), changed all that giving me a superhero who bucked the trends, shredded, scorned or sarcastically-belittled the tropes, pushed envelopes, and generally played merry with the idea of superhero-dom.
And now, thank the movie gods, he is back and he’s even managed to assemble a posse, derivatively-called X-Force (because of course they are – hurrah!) who are “tough, morally-flexible and young enough to carry their own franchise for 10-12 years”.
The wisecracks are back, the satire is back, the quips and mouthy attitude is back and while we may not get a third instalment (watch the trailer all the way to the end, please and thank you), it looks like Deadpool 2 is going to be an absolute riot (now with added Julian Dennison, Hunt For the Wilderpeople)
Deadpool 2 opens 16 May in Australia and 17 May in USA.