Marvel’s Deadpool 2 lives up to the hype, and more. It’s jam packed with crude humor and fight scenes, keeping eyes glued to the screen.
Deadpool Familiar Faces
The cast is extraordinary.
As the plot develops, so does the variation in the cast. It features returning X-Men characters like Colossus, Negasonic Teenage Mutant Warhead and others. Although familiar faces are nice, the new characters give this story a distinctive feel that many sequels lack.
Cable is introduced and played by Josh Brolin. This character is an intense, mostly robot from-the-future-renegade. Cable seeks revenge for the death of his family. His objective leads to the debut of an even wider lineup of characters.
Firefist, played by Julian Dennison, is appropriately named for shooting fire from his hands. He is a young, misguided teenage orphan in search of himself. We follow his journey of self-reflection and growth as a mutant. Firefist is Cable’s target after Cable learns of his destiny to murder his family in the future.
Deadpool, in hopes of altering Firefist’s future as a violent villain sets out to save the young mutant. Deadpool puts together a team that includes Marvel characters Bedlam, Shatterstar, Zeitgeist, Domino… and well, I guess Peter too. Unfortunately, most of the team turns out to be totally worthless. Most, meaning all but one, Domino.
Domino the Modern Heroine
Domino, played by Zazie Beetz, is an edgy, modern, confident, witty woman whose ability is manipulating “luck”. She is an unlikely addition with her lowkey attitude and fighting style… or I guess lack thereof. She is able to escape death by subconsciously manipulating objects and reflexively moving her body to avoid threats and harmful situations.
Although Domino’s superpower is manipulating life around her, it can be simplified down to her trusting her instincts. She runs through showers of bullets, and dodges cars by simply trusting her instincts.
Initially, she admitted she was unsure of why she was there to join the team, but it is clear there was a greater purpose. Domino ultimately helps save the orphans from the same tortured childhood she suffered through.
Though she’s’ a mutant superhero, I find her surprisingly relatable. Her only real weakness is distrusting herself, a lesson we could all use. Domino is unlike any heroine you’ve seen on screen before, hopefully we’ll see more of her in the future!
Jessica is a college student from North Carolina and the Pop Culture Contributor for On The Scene.
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