But rather than delve a little deeper into those things that we didn't get in the first endeavour, we get more of everything else and while it's supremely entertaining for large parts everything in between the jokes and the explosions feels flimsy. The sequel to Ryan Reynolds' passion project shoulders a lot when it comes to the X franchise, but it sort of suffers because of that.
Deadpool 2 was never going to surpass the original, but it is the second coming of something immensely fun and unlike anything else in the oversaturated superhero market. Out of nowhere, with no explanation behind the device at all, introduces a collar that completely suppresses all mutant abilities, which is such a far-fetched invention even for this genre that it's hard to take seriously.
Most of the best parts in Deadpool 2 are the surprises, and most of those would be plot spoilers, so I'll refrain.
The scant details are these: our foulmouthed red-suited hero is forced back into action once more when Josh Brolin's Cable arrives on the scene - a one-eyed time travelling soldier who is hellbent on hunting a gifted young mutant.
Reynolds owns this character and there's certainly enough with the additions of Brolin and Zazie Beetz as Domino that a third movie could be worth exploring.
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It's actually amusing how much can't be in the trailers because of how much it would spoil the fun, so I obviously won't do that here.
Between Drew Goddard's planned X-Force film and the imminent launch of Deadpool 2 - look for it to hit theaters this Friday - the Merc With a Mouth is set for a very bright future at 20th Century Fox. 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). And he kinda can't be that. Instead, there are likely to be several X-Force movies, which I think will be refreshing. There's also a string of cameos that are all the better for remaining unspoiled.
Worse still, some of the fight scenes, particularly the ones with Cable and Deadpool, come off as lazy and boring.
I also have to say the action sequences feel much less special than they did in Deadpool.
But in this sequel, star Ryan Reynolds (co-writing with the first movie's scribes, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick) and director David Leitch ("Atomic Blonde") raise the emotional stakes - and the level of potential wink-wink satire - by deploying one of the nastiest tropes in the comics canon. But none of the sequences have the kind of bravura silliness of the first movie. "It's got to be right, and it's got to fit me". While it doesn't hammer that theme home as effectively as last year's "Logan" - a film Deadpool definitely is not a fan of - there are some surprisingly poignant moments, in both Deadpool's character arc and Cable's back story. Beetz crushes the action here and gets featured in what is no doubt the single greatest piece of cinematography in the entire film in which the camera pans around her character as cars crash and trucks flip over to avoid her, although the shot itself is a bit marred by some rough CGI. It'll be interesting to see how that dynamic plays out on screen. If the X- films are going to stand out from the MCU, keeping their edge is what they'll need to do. He can't. Like the first film, "Deadpool 2" is filled with crude jokes and bloody violence, but it isn't genuinely subversive. DP2 is more of the same humor but in a bigger, more franchise-friendly package.