The first Deadpool was a smash hit, but it’s obvious that Fox was a little bit worried to greenlighting an R-Rated movie, wondering if it would make its money back. When it made it back and then some, Deadpool 2 was given a much larger budget, and it shows; Deadpool 2 is an improvement on the first movie in every way.
In this sequel, Deadpool fails to stop a criminal who then exacts revenge by killing his girlfriend Vanessa. Distraught, Deadpool reluctantly joins the X-Men, trying to be a hero to honor Vanessa’s memory. But Deadpool is not great at that hero thing; in one of his first missions, he kills an employee from an orphanage who is trying to capture young and powerful mutant Russell Collins.
When they’re both sent to prison, Deadpool starts to care for Russell, going as far as protecting him from Cable, a cybernetic mutant from the future sent back in time to kill young Russell, who’s a supervillain in the making.
Deadpool has to join forces with Cable and mutant Domino to stop Russell from killing the orphanage headmaster and push him away from the path to supervillain-y. If Deadpool can’t be a hero, he’ll at least try to put others on the path!
Deadpool 2 offers more action, but also more emotional depth than its predecessor, making it one of the finest superhero movies you’ll ever see.