Super Duper $@%!#& Cut
review by Bobby Blakey
Easily one of the most anticipated films of the year was the follow-up to the surprise mega-hit Deadpool. The next chapter aptly titled Deadpool 2 features the return of the original cast including Ryan Reynolds, TJ Miller, Morena Baccarin, Briana Hildebrand and Karan Soni as well as the latest additions Josh Brolin and Zazie Beetz with Atomic Blonde and John Wick director David Letich at the helm. Could this follow-up to the surprise hit live up to expectations or will it fail to achieve maximum effort?
Deadpool 2 follows a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) who struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste after surviving a near fatal bovine attack. 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. Right from the get go they remind you that in a Deadpool film nothing is safe. It’s hard to believe that a film no one thought would work would not only be awesome, but also spark a sequel that is even better.
Everything you love about the first film is still here including some rehashed jokes in fun ways, but amped to another level. I was worried that the addition of so many new characters would over crowd the world of Deadpool, but they remind us that while this is his world it is also the world of the X-Men. All the cast are back in action here with Reynolds jumping right back in playing the part he was meant to play like only can. Everything here works because of his charisma, charm and comedic timing from beginning to end. As a hardcore X-Force fan I was obviously excited to see the additions of Cable, Domino and Shatterstar into the mix and they all kill it for the most part.
Brolin is perfection as Cable bringing the gritty grumpy attitude to his emotionally driven character. Everything about the character is intact right down to his BFG and will have fans giddy with excitement. I loved the casting of Zazie Beetz as Domino but have to admit I was not a fan of the change of look. Even after seeing the film the comic side of me wants that albino look, but I will admit that Beetz is so great in the role it is hard to not love her. She offers up some great moments to the film and fits perfectly with the role. Star of one of my favorite films in recent years Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Julian Dennison is great as the young lost mutant that plays an important part to the bigger picture of the story. If I had to complain it was the use of my favorite X-Force character of all time Shatterstar played to perfection by Lewis Tan. I am not a fan of the direction in the film, but will say it still works perfectly with the story they created and hope this is just the beginning of seeing Tan kick ass as the sword wielding mutant from Mojo World.
There is a great ton of over the top action, insanely awesome Easter Eggs and the usual jabs at Reynolds career that will have fans losing their minds in excitement. I am so happy that they managed to do the impossible and delivered a film that totally outdoes the original in the best way possible. Not sure what this film will do to the rest of the X-Universe but I cannot wait to find out. As with all Marvel movies stay through the credits for easily some of the best after credits sequences that have ever been delivered. This new Super Duper $@%!#& Cut offers up some fun new scenes and action that doesn't change the film much , but does make it that much more entertaining than it already is.
In addition to the film this release is offering up the eagerly anticipated Super Duper Cut that includes 15 more minutes of action and laughs that is enough to make fans excited to get their hands on this release. As if that wasn’t enough though it will offer up bonus content including a gag reel, deleted/extended scenes, commentary, stills, tons of featurettes and the theatrical cut of the film.
The Deadpool 2: Super Duper $@%!#& Cut is available now on on Digital and then on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on August 21st from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.