Deadpool 2 has a running gag about how rubbish dubstep is and we're here for it
The out-now sequel is the best time at the movies we've had for a long while.
Last night as we walked into a preview screening for Deadpool 2, which is out in cinemas now, there was free beers, free pizza (thanks 20th Century Fox!), and a DJ playing hectic dubstep music for a full half-hour before the movie started. It was a pretty hilarious scene, listening to throwback dubstep tracks from the likes of Skrillex and Excision before a movie screening. As the DJ packed up we were assured by the announcers that there was a very specific reason for the intense playlist before the movie began, and true to form, Deadpool 2 has a running gag about how shit dubstep is, that kicks off pretty early in the movie and continuously pops up throughout it's running time.
We're not sure who amongst the Deadpool 2 writing team hates dubstep enough to make it a feature joke for an entire feature-length superhero movie, but we're into it.
We're also into Deadpool 2 in general - it's a worthy follow-up to the breakout 2016 original, one that gets to enjoy the freedom of not having to trudge through standard origin story tropes and just tell a (mostly interesting) story. And amidst plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, we at least had a smile on our face for probably 75% of the running time. Which is rare for films that are pure comedies, let alone a movie that also doubles as a superhero movie and a hard-R rated action movie.
One of the most refreshing elements of the movie is even though it's a movie about Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool doing stuff, it's the other players (new and old) who get a chance to shine, and shine brightly. Josh Brolin's Cable makes him this year's villain dujour (along with in Avengers Infinity War and the upcoming Sicario sequel - Sicario: Day Of The Saldado), Zazie Beetz as Domino is awesome (while you're at it, go watch her in Atlanta if you haven't already), Ricky fkn Baker AKA New Zealand child star Julian Dennison kills it as angry young mutant Russell Collins, and Deadpool's ongoing relationship with Colossus (Stefan Kapičić ) is comedy gold.
Look, we're not experienced enough at writing reviews to do so without spoiling the shit out of it, but if you're looking for a pallette cleanser after the pretty dour ending of Infinity War, Deadpool 2 is 100% worth your time. It turns everything you loved from the first film up to 11, in very satisfying ways, that make for an incredibly fun and enjoyable time at the movies.
And make sure you stay and watch the end credits.