'Deadpool 2' tries to have it both ways

     BORN LUCKY Zazie Beetz plays Domino

Fox BORN LUCKY Zazie Beetz plays Domino

Between his status as Deadpool 2's star and one of the masterminds behind the franchise, Ryan Reynolds could probably be expected to set his own schedule for the film's promotion.

No, not his accelerated healing factor - his ability to surprise. There's nothing particularly great or memorable, and that's a shame given Leitch's inventiveness on previous films like John Wick and Atomic Blonde.

First and foremost, Deadpool goes back to the beginning of Deadpool 2 and saves his girlfriend Vanessa from being murdered by a gangster he let get away in the film's opening shootout.

Reynolds, 41, praised the impeccable voice work done by voice acting ace Nolan North in the game, as well as the design of Deadpool's derriere: "He's got a really nice butt".

The release of Deadpool 2 is upon us. "So dark", Deadpool says to another superhero. It is bad how wasted the characters in the first film are here, but the new additions don't exactly fare much better.

"Speaking to Variety on the red carpet, Reynolds told the reporter that it's "a long-standing dream" of his to join with Jackman in a crossover film but that, "...sadly it's Hugh Jackman that's the skin-covered speedbump on the road to that sort of happiness. Leitch's first stab at a superhero film ultimately feels safe, which makes it even less surprising that he's being scooped for more big-budget blockbusters all over town. The next few paragraphs contain spoilers for the mid-credits scene and some plot points in Deadpool 2. The film cues stock footage from X-Men Origins: Wolverine featuring Logan facing down the much-maligned version of Deadpool with his mouth sown shut. Pointing out problems doesn't do much when you just make the same problems.

One of the biggest reasons that Crews finally agreed to break into the genre was because Reynolds reached out directly to him.

If there is an improvement, it's in the action sequences. They aren't why movie-goers love Deadpool, of course, and they aren't what makes "Deadpool 2" such a fun way to spend a couple hours, but they add depth, something relatable amid the almost nonstop zaniness. Stunt co-ordinator Jonathan Eusebio's gets in on the action too. No doubt, the stakes are upped in Deadpool 2 in many ways, but the movie doesn't suffer as a result. You want to have a good time? This film is almost completely linear, Deadpool simply used jumping through time as a way to make a slow origin more exciting, and to trick you into thinking there was more action than there was. Best of all, he is the flawless straight-man foil to Deadpool's nonsense. "Congrats" with a picture of a note from Stark rejecting Deadpool's request to join the Avengers. This is a nod to the fact Deadpool, like a lot Marvel characters from the X-Men universe, has been owned by 20th Century Fox.

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