Blu-ray Review: Deadpool 2 (The Super Duper $@%!#& Cut)

Deadpool 2 was directed by David Leitch from a screenplay by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Ryan Rynolds who stars alongside Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Shioli Kutsuna, Julian Dennison and Leslie Uggams.

The sequel to the first one! (That’s just lazy writing) But wait…there’s more! If your second time wasn’t enough, your second, second time will blow you away. Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable. Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool meets Russell, an angry teenage mutant who lives at an orphanage. When Russell becomes the target of Cable — a genetically enhanced soldier from the future — Deadpool realizes that he’ll need some help saving the boy from such a superior enemy. He soon joins forces with Bedlam, Shatterstar, Domino and other powerful mutants to protect young Russell from Cable and his advanced weaponry.

Wade Wilson aka Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) suffers a devastating loss in the beginning of the movie that sets him on a reckless path of revenge and self destruction. He ends up meeting Russell (Julian Dennison), a 14 year old mutant who’s being hunted down by Cable (Josh Brolin), a no-nonsense cyborg from the future who has a personal vendetta with the boy. Russell has been abused in the past and also has a hard time fitting in with others so when he feels betrayed by Wade, he ends up rebeling and teaming up with a powerful ally so Cable and Deadpool have to come together to stop them before they cause too much damage. Deadpool also gets some much needed help from Domino (Zazie Beetz) who definitely has luck on her side. In the end, they’re able to stop this latest threat and Deadpool shows Russell that he’s not alone in the world and that people do actually care about him.

Okay, I really liked the story for Deadpool 2 because it was fresh and original even though it returned all of the characters from the first movie but this time they’re dealing with tragedy and heartache. What this one does is add so much more to the mix with the introduction of Cable and many other characters from the comics. The crude humor is still very present in this sequel and the dirty jokes are all hilarious. One thing is for sure, this one isn’t for the easily offended. We get to see the first appearance from Cable and I thought Josh Brolin did a good job with this character even though he’s much smaller than he is in the comics. Something else I really liked was that Deadpool 2 gave us the first incarnation of X-Force and what went down with this new team was absolutely hilarious because I didn’t see that coming. There’s also plenty of cameos and easter eggs throughout the movie so be sure you don’t blink or look away or you might miss something. A few of these cameos are big shockers, too!

The packaging comes with a slipcover/o-card. The front features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, some images and list of special features. The Theatrical Cut Blu-ray disc is red and features some artwork and movie logo. The Super Duper $@%!#& Cut Blu-ray disc is chrome and features some artwork and movie logo. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this high-definition disc were crisp and clear. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, I had a blast watching the Deadpool 2 Super Duper $@%!#& Cut that includes an extra 15 minutes of action and jokes that’s been inserted throughout the watch. It’s hard to catch lightening in a bottle much less twice but Ryan Reynolds and company have done just that. So, is this sequel as good as the first one? Yes! This fan favorite character has become a passion project for Reynolds who not only stars as the Merc with a Mouth but he’s the heart and soul of this franchise and I couldn’t see anyone else ever playing this character. It’s action-packed, funny as hell, plus it introduces more characters from the comics – like Cable. I thought the cast was spot on and they all did a great job with their characters. The action friendly director David Leitch took over the reigns for this sequel and raised the bar and I wouldn’t mind at all if he returned to helm a third entry or that X-Force movie we all want so bad. Even though Deadpool is a Marvel property, it’s different from the other movies because it features a lot of foul language, crude humor and it doesn’t shy away from blood and gore. Deadpool 2 is now available on a 2-disc (Theatrical and Super Duper $@%!#& Cut) Blu-ray (plus Digital) and is definitely worth checking out.

Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox

Run Time: 119 Minutes / 134 Minutes

Rated: R and Unrated

Blu-ray Video: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.39:1)

Blu-ray Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 /EDA 5.1 / French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

Special Features: Good Stuff! The impressive list of extras include a gag reel, deleted/extended scenes, alternate takes, featurettes, audio commentary, trailers, promos, a music video, behind-the-scenes footage, stills and a digital copy of the movie.

  • Gag Reel (03:11)
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes (02:36)
  • Until Your Face Hurts: Alt Takes (09:25)
  • Deadpool’s Lips are Sealed: Secrets and Easter Eggs (12:52)
  • The Most Important X-Force Member (02:21)
  • Deadpool Family Values: Cast of Characters (15:09)
  • David Leitch Not Lynch: Directing DP2 (11:39)
  • Roll with the Punches: Action and Stunts (11:28)
  • The Deadpool Prison Experiment (11:28)
  • Chess with Omega Red (01:16)
  • Swole and Sexy (02:12)
  • “3-Minute Monologue” (02:14)
  • Audio Commentary by Ryan Reynolds, David Leitch, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Theatrical Version Only)
  • Deadpool’s Fun Sack 2 – Trailers,teasers, promos, music video and behind-the-scenes footage. (35:22)
  • Stills (28 Images)
  • Digital Copy

 

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