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Deadpool 2
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by Greg Ursic

"Another unrepentant middle finger to Superhero seriousness"
4 stars

After languishing in development hell for the better part of a decade, Deadpool finally got the green light after test footage for the project was “accidentally” leaked and fanboys went crazy. The wise cracking Merc with a Mouth delivered on every level: an unconventional love story, gory deaths galore, a barrage of smart ass one-liners, a measure of redemption for Ryan Reynolds and the best ever box office for an R-rated flick, guaranteeing a sequel, if not a franchise. Prepare not to be disappointed.

With his creator dead, Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) spends his time making the world unsafe for human traffickers and thinking of settling down. Of course the best laid plans and all that. After a brief bout of depression Deadpool begrudgingly agrees to help the X-men rehabilitate Firefist (Julian Dennison), a wayward young mutant with devastating potential. What they don’t know is that Cable (Josh Brolin), a time traveling cyborg is determined to put the kid down. When the ignominy of being an X-Men trainee wears thin, Deadpool starts his own group of mutant misfits, with predictable results.

Any worries that DP2 might suffer from sequelitis given the iconoclastic nature of its predecessor , are quickly put to rest - in fact it arguably surpasses its forerunner, including one of the most inappropriate and hilarious scenes ever to grace the big screen. Reynolds, a font of non-pc hilarity, delivers a fast and furious flurry of zingers - including some for the over-thirty set- that may necessitate multiple viewing to fully appreciate. And even though he spends the most of the movie beneath a mask Reynolds can’t help but ooze charisma (at least I think it’s charisma). Josh Brolin, in his second big bad guy role of the summer, brings a dose of earnestness to balance the levity, and Zazie Beetz holds her own in the battle of wits with her motor mouth boss (hopefully she’ll get more screen time if they move forward with a threequel), while Julian Dennison nails his petulant teen with superpowers.

Even with a budget double that of the first outing, CGI proves to be a challenging point once again, notably in the big battle sequence (which Deadpool cracks wise about) and at times the plot feels a bit scattered. But does that diminish the experience overall? Absolutely not; DP2’s blend of action, over the top violence, self-referential and self-deprecating humor are rounded out by some genuinely emotional moments that together make for the most enjoyable movie-going experience you’re going to have this year. An added bonus for residents of Ryan's hometown of Vancouver - where the film was shot - is playing "spot-the-shot". And make sure you stick around for the end credit sequence..

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4/01/19 Mark Louis Baumgart Almost as good as the first, 4 and a half stars. Just a fun movie. 5 stars
10/01/18 Charles Tatum Sequelitis claims another victim, and I LOVED the first one 3 stars
7/29/18 oz1701 fight scenes were too long Zazie Beetz was the best thing in it. 2 stars
7/05/18 Koitus I liked it. Hilarious scenes with the "X Factors" jumping out the heli! 4 stars
5/23/18 Bob Dog Not as funny as it thinks it is, DP2 is yet another tiresome superhero movie. 2 stars
5/20/18 Nate O`Hanlon Deadpool is a woofter. 1 stars
5/19/18 morris campbell a good sequel 4 stars
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