Dead­pool 2

Khaleej Times - City Times - - CANNES SPECIAL - david@khalee­j­times.com DAVID LIGHT

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ORE SELF-REF­ER­EN­TIAL than a night in with John Donne, more sub­ver­sive to the su­per­hero film fra­ter­nity than pick­et­ing a Comic Con and fun­nier than any­one could have ever ex­pected, Dead­pool was a great film. Will Dead­pool 2 be as good? Of course it won’t, but what it lacks in wit or cheek­i­ness, it will no doubt try to make up for with big­ger ac­tion, more char­ac­ters and slap­stick hu­mour by the truck­load. The in­ef­fa­ble Ryan Reynolds re­turns as our tit­u­lar hero, who this time must save a young mu­tant (Ju­lian Den­ni­son) from the evil time-trav­el­ling Ca­ble (Josh Brolin). In or­der to do this Dead­pool must cre­ate the ‘X-Force’, a de­lib­er­ately gen­der neu­tral, mot­ley crew par­al­lel to the X-Men. The X-Force con­tains the bril­liant Zazie Beetz and Rob Delaney, two peo­ple we can’t wait to see. Along­side Den­ni­son, Bri­anna Hilde­brand and Reynolds him­self, you can’t say the cast is in any way lack­ing and that’s worth the price of ad­mis­sion alone.

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