Mon. Apr 22nd, 2019

Sunday movie: Deadpool 2 – what you need to know

This Sunday, M-Net brings us Deadpool 2.

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M-Net’s Sunday movie Deadpool 2 is the 11th installment in the X-Film franchise, and also serves as a direct sequel to the first Deadpool movie.

If you enjoyed the first Deadpool movie, chances are the second installment won’t disappoint, at least not for the reasons you might assume.

The much awaited sequel packs all the punches you’d expect from Deadpool, and the creators push the envelope — and blurs the line between what is acceptable and what is offensive, but that’s why we love them.

Best quote from Deadpool 2:

“All of these elderly white men on the walls, I should have brought my rape whistle.”

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Deadpool 2 Plot

Deadpool meets Russell, an angry teenage mutant who lives at an orphanage. Cable, a genetically enhanced soldier from the future, has his sights set on Russell and our heroic anti-hero realises that Russell will need his help and protection.

He gathers a group of mutants — Domino, Shatterstar and Bedlma, among others — to protect Russel from Cable.

WATCH: Deadpool 2 Official Trailer

Reviews

It’s no surprise that even the harsher of critics enjoyed the second Deadpool installment. Sandie Angulo Chen from Common Sense Media said Reynolds’ “hilariously offensive antihero serves up another round of snarky, trash-talking, gory, pop-culture-bashing shenanigans that will appeal to those who loved the first film.”

Michael O’Sullivan from the Washington Post said the film’s “real subversive superpower is the ability to laugh, unsparingly, at itself,” while John Nugent fro Empire succinctly summed it up:

“Funnier, filthier, and damn entertaining the film leaves no stone un-deconstructed: the naughty man-child of the X-Men universe who manages to beat them at their own game.

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Deadpool doing what he does best. Photo: Empire Online.

The main cast and characters

  • Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson
  • Josh Brolin as Cable
  • Morena Baccarin as Vanessa
  • Julian Dennison as Firefirst
  • Zazie Beetz as Domino
  • T.J Miller as Weasel
  • Leslie Uggams as Blind Al
  • Karan Soni as Dopinder
  • Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead
  • Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Juggernaut

Sunday Movie Stats

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
  • Runtime: 1 h 59 min
  • Age Restriction: R
  • IMDB: 7.8
  • On air: Sunday, 10 March, 20:30 on MNet, Channel 101.

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