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DeadPool 2 is Deadly, Madly, Fun

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Deadpool 2 is drop dead, mad, filthy yet hilarious watch, with its heart right in place!



What would you expect from a superhero film? Ah! well, let me reframe this- what would you expect from an MCU/ Marvel Superhero film that is released just after the awe-striking Infinity war?

Numerounity's Answer-A CGI filled, a well entertaining superhero film that does not preach you a lot, and worthy of every penny that you spent on the ticket! Yeah ALMOST!

Deadpool 2 is a mad-mad superhero film with an anti-hero who ensures that it doesn't push you to a dark universe, loves dubstep and proclaims that his gory is actually a family film. 

Oh yes, it is a "family film". How? Well, to know more, watch the movie. I bet that will be the best movie you would see this weekend/coming week.

So, what's the story without spoiling it for you? Ummm...

Deadpool is on a mission to DIE and reunite with Vanessa[Morena Baccarin], his ladylove. With a sudden change in the circumstances, he starts making his super-duper fuckin group and recruits some passable characters Bedlam, Shatterstar, Peter, Vanisher and, an impressive Domino [Zazie Beetz] with her incessant probability field.

Then there is Karan Soni's Dopinder who desperately wants to be a superhero himself. Well, that's all you will get on this blog. For the rest of the story, watch the film.

For Those who have not seen Deadpool earlier

Not a big deal if you haven't seen the first movie in the series. The only inference from the first movie is the characters. Let me do a quick run for you-

1) Deadpool AKA Wade Wilson: He is an ex-mercenary and assassin who was detected with a Cancer. To save his life, he resorts to an experimental treatment that turns him into a superpower/superhero mutant who can heal himself at an accelerated superhuman rate from any wound, also making him immune to any disease [almost immortal]. Though he successfully gets healed and saved, his skin turns heavily scarred, like Freddy Krueger.

Not just that, as the programmed patient [that heals him from cancer and gives him superhero status], he turns out to be a superpower slave to the highest bidder.

Deadpool is a highly trained assassin, a great swordsman, and expert in multiple martial art forms. 

2) Sister Margaret and Weasels: Sister Margaret is no nun but it is a bar owned by Weasels, who holds a deadpool wherein his mercenary customers bets as in who among them will die next. This is where Wade Wilson gets his name "deadpool. 

Well, that's all the information you may need if you have not seen Deadpool earlier neither read the X-Men comics.

Yeah Deadpool is an X-men character who does not blink to mock wolverine either. 

Numerounity Review
I didn't grow up to be a superhero fan. Except for my occasional superhero outings, my interests in the MCU universe started ripening from the Avenger's series. Notwithstanding my hunger to re-watch the infinity war, I kind of waited for the Deadpool's release. So when team Budweiser invited me for a special preview on Thursday, I grabbed with both my legs- one real, one semi-mechanical. 

The movie starts on some really gory notes [hold the food and beverage session] but if you can live through those first 5-10 minutes, it moves in a quick pace towards the story [further bloodshed included]. 

Oh there is lot of bloodshed but do not worry there would not be any dark or dull moments in this film cause every time you can sense the movie getting a bit dark, it kinds of raise an invisible fire alarm and the gags starts pouring. 

It is actually a superhero franchise that mocks everything about superheroes, including the lazy writing or over the top CGI fight. I found this quite a smart move. Another smart feature is the opening titles of the movie. Make sure you stay till the end for the end-titles. The end titles were a surprise factor, a la bonus. If I were a movie-maker or had to make a film, I had exactly the same plans to film them. 

Another thing that I liked about the film is its theme wherein a superhero is not trying to save the world. Maybe , it is the superhero trying to save its audience and the genre. Quite a good job in that. let's see what beats this high set of expectations.


Talking about characters, Ryan's deadpool has certain hangovers of Jim carey's Mask, in a superhero garb with an effect of Bugs Bunny.

Cursed with "life" due to his immortality, deadpool brings a tommy gun of humor and keeps the audience engaged.

It is not just the gross, fun but the film is filled with numerous sarcasm, mercilessly thrown on DC, Green lantern, their own franchise and more, with loads of pop culture references. Well, this is the movie that is made for the grown up comic fans. I am not sure if you can take kids for this movie, I would advise not to actually. 

The action is not pasable as lots of action happens during the stunts. There are loads of conversations and engagement during the action sequences. watch out for the scene where the "merc with a mouth" meets the man from the future at the ice-box. 

That brings me to the other cast of the film. Apart from Reynolds, watch out for the Josh Brolin's Cable [yet another time travelled Cyborg atypical of the Xmen series]. A lot of his features though resembles from the comic book character though. His stern, "no explanations given" and strong demeanour which stood out as Thanos, stay very much impressive here as well. I am gonna watch more of his films. Err I would love if there is any rom-com as well :P


Numerounity Verdict

Apart from the over the top violence and beheading, he movie is indeed a fun watch esp for the X-Men fans. A lot of charcters from X-Men comics do come up in this film. Even if you do not know them, that does not affect your viewing experience. 

This may be the set up for the X-Force series, but who cares. For it wraps on high notes and leaves with no "coming soon" mystery messages. BTW, Hugh Jackman's fans, there is something for you too.

Numerounity rating" For all its entertainment value, I rate this movie 4/5/

Next, I have been meaning to watch this movie again. This time probably in Hindi as I really want to see Ranveer Singh [Who would be a perfect cast for a hindi remake ever] or rather hear his dubbed version for Mr. Pool. Any takers? DM me!

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