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Ryan Reynolds jokes putting kids into showbiz is like 'child abuse'

Ryan Reynolds jokes putting kids into showbiz is like 'child abuse'

On Tuesday night, Ryan Reynolds swooped into Late Night with Stephen Colbert in character, and performed the host's monologue for him.

The Deadpool series stars Ryan Reynolds as a suicidal wiseass mercenary whose superpower is that he can't be killed. The subsequent grief and mourning leads Deadpool to a situation involving an oversized teenage mutant Russel Collins (Firefist), played by New Zealand actor Julian Dennison. Deadpool became the biggest R-rated film of all time with a final tally of close to $800 million.

Deadpool 2 is a sequel that knows exactly what its audience wants to see. It's a film willing to throw everything - jokes, references, heads, blood, guts, and even a little bit of vomit - against the wall, rarely concerned about how much of it sticks.

In contrast to Marvel's ultra-serious approach-which does have humor, but only as a way to lubricate us for exposition-there's a refreshing casualness to Deadpool 2, where the universe never hangs in the balance.

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That's what Deadpool 2 essentially is, in terms of story. At what point will audiences say, "Enough with the superheroes",' Colbert said. I think it will certainly be some combination of the characters we've presented for him, but we're not going to try to hem them in. Because, how much more of the same is to be consumed before it gets tiresome? Also on the hunt for the mutant kid: Cable (Josh Brolin), a time-traveling, techno-organic bad dude (good dude?) driven by vengeance.

Time travelling scenes show Deadpool somehow crossover into the previous Fox franchise where Wolverine fought Weapon XI (another incarnato of Wade Wilson). "Plenty of it does, plenty doesn't, and your enjoyment of the film will be entirely dependent on how willing you are to ignore the mess left behind". Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick also return as coscreenwriters, alongside Reynolds, though director Tim Miller has been replaced by David Leitch, a longtime stuntman who honed his wham-bam-on-a-budget style with last year's Atomic Blonde.

The character's facial disfigurement, portrayed in the first movie, happens as a result of him being a former test subject of the Weapon X program. The majority of "Deadpool 2" is a production that hits you in the gut with the action and repeatedly slams your amusing bone with the often juvenile humor. If you ask Deadpool, he would call this introductory paragraph "just lazy writing". Wherever you fall, it's safe to say viewers can at least agree that it's unapologetically crude and that Ryan Reynolds once again proves he is the flawless choice to play the titular anti-hero.


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