If the first outing was a scrappy, self-referential riff on the noble tropes of superherodom, the second is all that again, squared: "a mega dose of meta (or is it a meta dose of mega?) rolled in radioactive goo and stuffed inside a cinematic piñata of fourth-wall breaks, severed limbs, and Yentl jokes". As comedy sequels go, Deadpool 2 can be considered a success in multiple departments.
Ryan Reynolds in a scene from Deadpool 2.
"I read the Deadpool comics and, sure enough, I really connected to the world, and I felt like he occupied a space in the comic book world that no other character could or would, at least that I'd heard of at the time".
Unfortunately, with Hugh Jackman retiring from the role of Wolverine after Logan in 2017, the chance that this union taking place has obviously decreased dramatically. Like the first film, the biggest laughs come from the meta jokes and Deadpool 2 does contain more of those.
Part of me wonders if this clip has been censored a bit for television or just so that it's not a fully R-rated clip. Wanting to die, he is saved by the steel-like mutant Colossus (voiced by Stefan Kapicic) and brought to the X-mansion where he reunites with Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand).
Of course, the two actors did appear together in X-Men Origins: Wolverine but this was at a time when Reynolds was portraying a different and far less popular version of Deadpool. "It's one of my favorite movies", he said.
But the best one is when Deadpool asks, "So dark".
You will surely see inconsistencies in the local version and the worldwide release due to the censorship. If you don't know by now, Deadpool is not your typical heroic character. To do that, the "Merc with a Mouth" forms his own team of superheroes - X-Force. One of the members even had to carry and throw Vanisher's parachute bag.
"I see, well... he's got boyish charm for days", Deadpool reacted.
Deadpool 2 also stars Josh Brolin as Cable, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Karan Soni as Dopinder, Terry Crews as Bedlam, Lewis Tan as Shatterstar, Bill Skarsgard as Zeitgeist, Rob Delaney as Peter and Leslie Uggams as Blind Al. And they did, even though it was just a quick mention. "He notes that he's only 5'11", which is way shorter than the original character. It is that refreshing and unique take on the superhero genre that helps keep it from getting stale. Deadpool has travelled back in time to this point to shoot....himself, I suppose?...in the head before he can make the 2011 movie.
Deadpool 2 is unreservedly and unashamedly embracing its madness.