Deadpool 2 Spoiler Review | Hollywood Redux Podcast | Episode 503 | Starring Ryan Reynolds
Move over Avengers – on today’s episode, The Hollywood Redux Podcast displays maximum effort for their review of Deadpool 2. It’s full of fourth-wall breaks and Green Lantern references – watch and see!
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About the Movie (spoilers):
Two years after killing the man who gave him mutant abilities, Wade Wilson has become a mercenary who works worldwide, killing various criminals under the moniker Deadpool. On the night of his anniversary with his girlfriend Vanessa Carlysle, Wilson is followed back to his home by a New York drug lord he had previously failed to kill. The druglord kills Vanessa just after she and Wilson decide to start a family together.
Six weeks later, the depressed Wilson attempts to commit suicide by blowing up his apartment with several barrels of high-grade fuel. Though unable to die thanks to his healing powers, Wilson has a vision of Vanessa in the afterlife; she says that his heart is not the right place yet, leaving Wilson confused. Colossus brings Wilson back to the Xavier Mansion in an attempt to recruit him into the X-Men and help him through his grief. Wilson agrees to join, and together with Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead, responds to a standoff at an orphanage between the authorities and a young mutant named Russell Collins. Wilson discovers that Collins (who calls himself “Firefist” for his fire-generating abilities) has been abused by the orphanage staff, and shoots one of the staff members in anger. Both Wilson and Russell are arrested and restrained with collars that negate their powers, and are taken to the “Icebox,” an isolated prison for mutant criminals.
During the pair’s incarceration, the facility is broken into by Cable, a cybernetic soldier from the future who has traveled back in time to kill Russell, who is responsible for killing Cable’s family in the future. Wilson defends Russell but is defeated by Cable, who takes a skee-ball token from Wilson—the last thing he had to remember Vanessa by—as a trophy. Wilson manages to throw himself and Cable out of the prison; as he recuperates, Wilson has another vision of Vanessa who helps him realize that he has a chance to save Russel and redeem himself for not being able to save her.
Wilson organizes a team of mutants to fight Cable and save Russell, whom he calls X-Force. The team launches their assault on a prison truck transporting Russell by leaping from a plane and parachuting in, but all members other than Wilson and Domino die in the landing. Russell frees fellow inmate the Juggernaut, who destroys the truck and escapes with Russell. Cable decides to team up with Wilson and they plan to stop Russell from killing the orphanage’s abusive headmaster, an act which sets Russell down his murderous path.
Wilson, Cable, and Domino arrive at the orphanage to stop Russell and the Juggernaut but face difficulty fighting the latter, who proves too powerful for them. Colossus arrives and distracts the Juggernaut long enough for Cable and Wilson to catch up with Russell. They manage to reach Russell before he can kill the headmaster and Wilson attempts to calm him down, putting on the power-suppressing collar and offering himself in the headmaster’s place. Cable shoots at Russell, but Wilson leaps in front of the bullet and is hit in the heart. Wilson dies and Russell loses his desire for revenge, saving Cable’s family in the future. Wilson’s death allows him to reunite with Vanessa, though she again tells him that it is not yet his time. Cable travels back in time to before the fight and discreetly slips the skee-ball token into Wilson’s costume, which blocks the bullet and saves his life. The headmaster is run over by Wilson’s taxi driver friend Dopinder, and Wilson accepts that he and his friend and allies have formed a strange “family” of their own.
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