Profanity-laced, juvenile humor - Check. If somehow the writers had been able to insert nods to the fake synopsis, Deadpool 2 would be the flawless comic book-inspired film. It embraces everything that should make it lousy, calling out itself for aping the genre's bad ideas and then shattering the fourth wall with meta precision. A few hilarious non-sequitors - Yes.
And on the off chance you missed the first, our hero's got you covered.
And Ryan Reynolds has revealed that he was reluctant do his own stunts in the Deadpool sequel, admitting he thought "falling on cement" was no longer amusing. And with a slightly bigger budget and cast, the film is not straying far from the formula. She's messing with him, and he doesn't get it at all, which is the inevitable case for most adults who attempt to level with their younger counterparts while forgetting how it felt to be a teen.
Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool (Reynolds) is back, and this time he decides to join force with three mutants - Bedlam (Terry Crews), Shatterstar (Lewis Tan) and Domino (Zazie Beets) - to protect a boy from the all-powerful Cable (Josh Brolin). Check out our video for more, and don't forget to run (not walk) to see Deadpool 2 this weekend. The 2016 Deadpool movie proved that all audiences are looking for is to have a good laugh at the theatres and consequently, the buzz and excitement around Deadpool 2 is also enormous. And be up on pop culture, from Cher to Broadway musicals.
Deadpool 2, now in cinemas. In its first half hour, it showcases a long bit of exposition set to a slow-motion explosion, a montage of villains being sliced up to a Dolly Parton song and a clever James Bond-type intro going along with a tune by Celine Dion.
The Atlantic: "The movie that unfolds from this premise is at least as amusing as the original Deadpool, and better in virtually every other respect: better plot, better villains, a few unexpected narrative swerves, and, yes, at least one genuinely moving sequence".
It's not just that Ryan Reynolds portrays the Merc With a Mouth so seamlessly, no matter how uncomfortable that oft-bullet-pocked crimson suit becomes. And while the actor "definitely had a direction" for the sequel, according to director David Leitch, bringing it to the screen was a team effort. Nearly every scene is drab and dimly lit.
While fans of the original movie may be harder to please, there is one thing fans of their foul-mouthed franchise will appreciate. The film's action and violence are dialed up to shocking levels with some excellent and fun performances by Reynolds, Brolin, Dennison and Zazie Beetz.
As audiences endure the final stretch ahead of the sequel, it's worth reflecting upon the moment when the first Deadpool film truly began to click, and the character - Negasonic Teenage Warhead (played by Brianna Hildebrand) - who helped this happen. There's also more to like about the man clad in red leather this time around.