'Deadpool 2' review: The Merc with a Mouth's newest adventure DOA

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"Rules are meant to be broken, ' claims Ryan Reynolds" mouthy mercenary Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool, as he makes a rip-roaring return in the sequel to 2016's surprise smash.

Only at one point does D2 approach having too much of too much.

Sadly, as with a lot of sequels trying to follow in the footsteps of their offbeat predecessors (the first Hangover pops to mind), Deadpool 2 is a lot more been-there-done-that than something new and different.

This isn't the Merc with a Mouth's first musical stunt to promote the forthcoming film. As he trades quips with Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and her pink-haired girlfriend, Deadpool makes predictable jokes about the whereabouts of the rest of the X-Men (only one of which will make you laugh). Particular praise has gone out to Ryan Reyolds' performance, the meta humour and Zazie Beetz' Domino. You see? Deadpool wasn't lying when he told us a few minutes ago that this filthy-minded picture was "a family film"!

Leitch, as he did directing "Atomic Blonde" and in his long career as a stunt coordinator, pours it on during the clever and breathtaking action sequences.


Going rogue on the X-Men lands Deadpool in a prison for mutants with Russell and that's when the movie really takes off. The new characters and story elements feel undercooked, the old ones feel underserved, and all of it starts to feel like a jumbled mess.

"Deadpool" superfan Sam Owens told The Daily Caller exclusively, "That was a really good promotion".

The pop and geek culture references fly thick and fast, starting with a nod to the movie Logan and encompassing everything from Say Anything to the DC Universe (there is even an aside that references Brolin playing Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War). He is the flawless straight man to Reynolds' outlandish Deadpool. It is full of surprises and incredibly amusing.

Liefeld continued: "Part was the nostalgia of the particular track blasting but mostly the emotion that they had landed the plane in such spectacular fashion". A couple of times I found myself anticipating a punchline during a gut-wrenching moment, or still digesting a sad moment as a silly one came along to interrupt it. By the end you may even get a little choked up (I'm serious). And while the movie still lacks a truly inspired villain, there are enough bad guys and anti-heroes around to keep the stakes reasonably high without creating another world-threatening scenario.

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