'Deadpool 2' tries to have it both ways

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'Deadpool 2' tries to have it both ways



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In typical superhero story fashion, Deadpool 2 begins by robbing its hero of the power that makes him special.

No, not his accelerated healing factor — his ability to surprise. 

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The first Deadpool felt like a breath of fresh air, a corrective to years of super-serious super-stories. Here, finally, was a superhero who knew he was in a superhero movie, and knew how to play around with the conventions. Here was a guy who could say what we were all thinking, and lots of R-rated things we weren’t.

All of those are still true about Wade Wilson in Deadpool 2. The difference is that none of it’s shocking anymore, since we’ve been down this road before. Read more…

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