‘Deadpool 2’ Crushes With Crude Comedy

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‘Deadpool 2’ Crushes With Crude Comedy

af0212_pubstill_01_R – Ryan Reynolds stars as Deadpool in Twentieth Century Fox’s DEADPOOL 2. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.

af0212_pubstill_01_R – Ryan Reynolds stars as Deadpool in Twentieth Century Fox’s DEADPOOL 2. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.

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af0212_pubstill_01_R – Ryan Reynolds stars as Deadpool in Twentieth Century Fox’s DEADPOOL 2. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.

Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth

Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth

af0212_pubstill_01_R – Ryan Reynolds stars as Deadpool in Twentieth Century Fox’s DEADPOOL 2. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.

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I have to admit, I wasn’t the biggest fan of 2016’s R-rated superhero sensation “Deadpool.” Sure, it was a refreshing new brand of superhero film, but Ryan Reynolds’ shtick quickly became tiresome and its thin plot was underwhelming. Its sequel, “Deadpool 2,” brings a larger budget, bigger stars and more creative freedom. The result? A much better film that thrives on its laugh-out-loud comedy despite some flaws in its story.

While its predecessor showed us how Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) became a red-suited assassin, “Deadpool 2” features Deadpool as a seasoned contract killer, traveling internationally and taking down faceless goons. When Cable (Josh Brolin), a super-soldier from the future, tries to hunt down young pyrokinetic mutant Russell Collins (Julian Dennison), Deadpool and his friend Weasel (T.J. Miller) assemble a superhero team called the X-Force to stop Cable from killing the child. This team includes the super-lucky Domino (Zazie Beetz), the acid-spitting Zeitgeist (Bill Skarsgard), the invisible Vanisher, the electromagnetic Bedlam (Terry Crews), the cocky Shatterstar (Lewis Tan) and the super-average Peter (Rob Delaney).

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