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Deadpool 2: Not enough orgies

15 May 2018, 04:27 | Ruben Stone

Karan in the trailer of Deadpool 2

Karan in the trailer of Deadpool 2

That's more or less true, and it was also hampered by a generic villain and a few shortcuts budget-wise.

Anyway, it's not something I'm going to harp on too harshly because for the most part the returning writing team consisting of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (alongside Ryan Reynolds who very clearly understands this persona that lines up with his own comedic sensibilities, and is once again having a blast in every single scene) know what works; there are jokes about everything imaginable and some genuinely creative elements like a James Bond-inspired opening credits segment set to a new song from Celine Dion that is all purely wonderful. Well that, plus its cheerfully inappropriate humor and over-the-top-and-beyond violence. Glowing reviews and, more importantly, over three quarters of a billion dollars worldwide mean "Deadpool 2" is here just a short two years later, and it's the first tentpole release daring to follow the box-office behemoth that is "Avengers: Infinity War".

"Despite a tendency toward elephantitis in story and scope, not to mention blatant franchise pandering, Deadpool 2 still plays like the runt of the comic-book litter".

When time-traveling soldier Cable (Josh Brolin) appears with murderous intent, Deadpool appoints himself as Russell's unofficial protector - whether the kid wants him or not.

Over at IndieWire, critic Kate Erbland writes that Deadpool 2 delivers on the promise of the first film "and more". But play with others they must, because soon it will be time to do what all comic book superhero sequels do - build a "super duper f**king group".

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The "merc with a mouth" returns for more head-crushing and wise-cracking, this time facing a powerful enemy and brushes with - gasp - real emotional stakes. The switch in directors (going from Tim Miller to the John Wick dog killer) hasn't changed much at all, and if anything the combat is much more crisp and clear. And there may be no better director at staging action of this kind at the moment.

Worse still, some of the fight scenes, particularly the ones with Cable and Deadpool, come off as lazy and boring. The film will introduce the X-Force for the first time ever, with a proper X-Force movie being teased by Reynolds in favour of Deadpool 3.

All considered though, Deadpool 2 is the near ideal package, creating a second chapter that maintains the anarchic spirit of the original, while offering some surprisingly successful lamentations on the nature of love, loss and vulnerability. It does what a sequel should do: it expands the world of the original, adds new characters to the mix, and-as unlikely as it sounds-develops the protagonist in interesting new ways.

Sticking a fork in the tights-and-capes genre, the character skewered our obsession with superhero fables by cleverly blending a half-laughs/half-action formula that perfectly thumbed its nose at the oh-so serious films being made by Marvel and DC. Surprisingly we didn't hear any cracks about sequels that suck, perhaps because Reynolds, Leitch, and the rest know that this one doesn't. He also suggests viewers stay after the credits roll: "it's worth sitting through to the end - especially for any viewer who was too distracted by the decapitations, fireballs and impalings of the final battle sequence to make out the lyrics of the Carmina Burana-ish chorus playing in the background", he writes. They aren't why movie-goers love Deadpool, of course, and they aren't what makes "Deadpool 2" such a fun way to spend a couple hours, but they add depth, something relatable amid the almost nonstop zaniness.

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