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Ruben Ruiz
May 15, 2018

Perfection is a tough thing to follow.

And yet still have us caring about these characters.

The aforementioned story is all but secondary to the general tone, but the gist of it involves mercenary Wade Wilson, a.k.a. Deadpool, trying to protect a vulnerable young mutant (Julian Dennison) who initially looks up to him.

Deadpool (Reynolds) has gone global since we last saw him, becoming a sort of worldwide vigilante.

Cable (Josh Brolin) gives "Deadpool 2" a needed jolt.

When Reynolds was revealed, they screamed in excitement and desperately tried to get selfies with the star. So, I will only dive gently into the plot. With the help of some new friends, Wade is going to have to pull out all of the stops, with some twists and turns along the way, to save Russell. The difference here is that the world now loves this character and expectations are incredibly high.

So far, fans know very little about Fox's X-Force plans, but Ryan Reynolds did open up about the massive undertaking in a recent interview. If you are easily offended by bad words and/or buckets of blood, you might want to take a pass on this movie. But at least the humor is consistent, whereas the emotional moments, including a first-act twist that's created to be shocking, are hollow and empty.

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Reynolds, one of three credited writers, took more creative control with this sequel.

Fox tries to make a bold move early on in this sequel with an all-too-predictable twist that can be seen from a mile away. The decision to replace Tim Miller with David Leitch in the director's chair for Part Deux was a sign that the notches were certainly being cranked up to 11 and indeed the action is noticably bigger and slicker (and, of course, more expensive) but Deadpool 2 is, for the most part, a case of bigger doesn't necessarily mean better. I'm excited about a couple new characters that we're talking about. In keeping with the rest of the movie, it's still fairly small-scale and character-focused, and surprisingly, it's emotionally effective too. This is a sequel that is attempting to do a lot. The humor in this film far surpasses that of the first, with an abundance of jokes about almost every Marvel or DC film that came out since the original film in 2016.

That said, there are some conspicuous benefits of the original's success sprinkled throughout the movie, starting with a beefed-up supporting cast that includes Brolin and Zazie Beetz ("Atlanta"), an especially strong addition as Deadpool's new ally, Domino, which augments the fun.

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One thing that the Deadpool franchise has going for it is the ability to be genuinely amusing in a way that doesn't feel forced. "Deadpool 2" isn't for your kids, at least those under 14 or 15.

Variety says, "At its best, the film resembles an ultraviolent Looney Toons spinoff, with Reynolds once again going full Bugs Bunny behind either a mask or a mountain of makeup - his extremities all akimbo, his rapid-fire comic patter usually landing on just the right side of obnoxiousness". Deadpool's constantly referring to this or that expository dialogue as "lazy writing"; Deadpool's marginal place in the "X-Men" film universe comes up for major mockery, just as Reynolds' own failed "Green Lantern" movie is a target, as it was in "Deadpool" the first.

Josh Brolin brings the same intensity to the character of Cable that he delivers in deadly serious roles in films such as "No Country For Old Men" and "Sicario", and that makes for a great and fascinating performance. It's a faithful and awesomely realized version of the fan-favorite mutant. It's a home run. One or two of the gags land - such as a non sequitur about Guy Pearce - but Deadpool 2 is mostly just a carbon-copy of its smugly satisfied predecessor.

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