Deadpool 2 Review: Bigger, Funnier, and Better Than the First

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Deadpool 2 Review: Bigger, Funnier, and Better Than the First

We didn't think it was possible to love Ryan Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively more until the Deadpool 2 actor phoned into On Air With Ryan Seacrest on Tuesday, May 15.

But by far the funniest moments are when Deadpool's allowed to subvert a scene from within, reacting to events as they unfold and bouncing off the characters around him - whether that's joining the X-Men or assembling his own mutant team. You'll either forgive it as part of the film's rule-breaking charm or see it as another side of its wicked failing. In actuality, Warner Bros. has moved away from that approach and has had some success too.

For the first film, I worked for about three weeks. Again it gives the movie this sitcom-like quality, which helps support the comedic tone Deadpool 2 is striking for, but it feels restrictive when it attempts something more ambitious like introducing a character like Cable. And yet, it's never dour either.

How was with working with a different director (Dave Leitch) this time?

Another bonus of replacing Tim Miller with David Leitch: the action on display is greatly improved. "I'm going to have to step up my game a little", he said. (I'm not going to spell it out, exactly, because you people take this spoiler stuff way too seriously.) That's followed by a James Bond-parodying title sequence with jokes that are based on the assumption that we can't believe what we've just seen - but we've seen it dozens of times before, in dozens of movies. However, jokes seem sandwiched to remind audiences of how much "better" Deadpool is than other movie characters. And it swims quite well, if with an admittedly slighter emotional investment than the first picture.

On his first official outing, while wearing a slightly demeaning "X-men trainee" high vis vest, Deadpool is tasked with trying to diffuse an out-of-control teenage mutant Russell (Hunt for the Wilderpeople's Julian Dennison), who has fiery superpowers.

Village Voice: Rather than face its own moral incoherence, Deadpool 2 blinks. "We don't care what her powers are, it's gonna be amusing". But that is because Reynolds keeps his peculiar personal stamp on it.

Deadpool 2, like its predecessor, is something increasingly novel among superhero blockbusters: original and derived of its creators' personalities. Even then they'd nearly assuredly have to pull back on Deadpool's throttle-not to bring him in line with the severity of the other heroes, but at least to get him on the same tonal playing field. Something that's hovering over anyone that wants to comment on a Deadpool 3 and an X-Force movie it's unclear how Disney plans to proceed with Fox's X-Men-related films once their acquisition of the studio is complete. In fact, the stakes are refreshingly low for a superhero movie.

As the film opens, Wade Wilson aka Deadpool (Reynolds) is in a bad place.

Deadpool 2 has officially been certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. The action sequences are much bigger this time.

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