Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) is back, with less to live for than ever. Yet he can’t die – it’s his superpower. He ends up meeting up with a kid who is struggling with anger and his superpower, Firefist (the totally magnificent Julian Dennison) who decides that Deadpool is his going to be his role model. But things don’t go quite as planned.
I think I enjoyed this more than the first, which I believe is a fairly unpopular opinion. But I really like Dennison and I look forward to following his career. I also thoroughly enjoyed the magnificently horrific rescue scene with the paragliders, and just all of the ridiculousness.
Ricky (Julian Dennison) is a tough pre-teen who has been in and out of foster homes and finally, is given his last chance with Bella (Rima Te Wiata) and Hec (Sam Neill). One thing leads to another, and Ricky and Hec end up living in the wilds of New Zealand with a man hunt chasing them.
Director Taika Waititi did the most wonderful and fantastic film Boy just a few years ago, and this has that similar effect of gently pulling your heartstrings whilst making you laugh A LOT. It’s a great film, Ricky is fabulous, as is Sam Neill (no surprise there) but for me, the highlight was Rima Te Wiata. She’s adorable, very funny and ace, and I want to see her in more, please.