Director: David Leitch. Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Eddie Marsan, Bill Skarsgård. 119 min. Rated R. Action/Comedy.
So they came up with the cool new idea of a vulgar, violence-ridden, other-movie-referencing, fourth-wall-breaking, superhero movie in the original, and it was successful, so they said hey! Let’s make the sequel another vulgar, violence-ridden, other-movie-referencing, fourth-wall-breaking superhero movie! Simple as that. And to round it up, they keep drilling in the fact that in the Marvel Universe, whoever dies, no matter how prolonged and heart-wrenching the death scene, they never stay dead. Never, ever, ever. With Thanos and Cable (The Terminator!), curious how strong Josh Brolin’s connections were to end him up with 2018’s two best Marvel villain roles.
PS: Funny fraction-of-a-second Brad Pitt cameo, but other cameos discovered later? Matt Damon and Alan Tudyk.