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Ryan Reynolds-starrer Deadpool 2's Rotten Tomatoes score revealed, bests first film

Ryan Reynolds-starrer Deadpool 2's Rotten Tomatoes score revealed, bests first film

Perfection is a tough thing to follow.

"Deadpool 2" screenwriter Rhett Reese noted that he and fellow "Deadpool 2" screenwriter Paul Wernick intentionally wrote their script to accommodate future movies.

Where this sequel won me over, more so than the first - which I thought was fine - is that, like Deadpool the character, the movie can't help but be better than its base instincts.

In terms of what that storyline will entail, Reynolds couldn't dish up any details, but did mention that there's been no confirmation on what rating the film will receive. Deadpool 2 had the ridiculous task of living up to those expectations and I'm here to tell you, against all odds, they totally pulled it off. Deadpool 2 is totally awesome and, while it certainly isn't a movie without flaws, it's arguably the flawless sequel.

Deadpool returns to cinemas this Friday, May 18. This movie is hiding a lot of awesome, super enjoyable surprises that could spoil the experience if one were to know them going in. And its plot? Well, I won't go so far as to call it "threadbare", but that I can't remember anything about it probably says it all.

Morena Baccarin does fine work as Wade's fiancée, the former escort Vanessa, who gives him her IUD on their anniversary to let him know she's ready for them to start a family. A tragic incident brings Wade into the X-Men fold which leads him to a special, powerful kid named Russell.

The new story has Deadpool going on a journey of self-discovery of sorts. The difference here is that the world now loves this character and expectations are incredibly high.

Up to this point, there's a great "Logan" joke, a hilarious opened credits sequence, some amusing X-Men jokes, and top-notch fight sequences (David Leitch of "John Wick" and "Atomic Blonde" fame is the director, taking the reins from the original movie's director Tim Miller). The only bit I resented, really, was Deadpool dissing the "big CGI fight scene" at the climax - pretty amusing, until you realize you'll be sitting through another generic, protracted fight scene modeled on every other Marvel or DC Comics movie. But at least the humor is consistent, whereas the emotional moments, including a first-act twist that's created to be shocking, are hollow and empty. In addition, the overall narrative is a little jumpy and uneven, with one scene seemingly coming from nowhere with no explanation.

Fox tries to make a bold move early on in this sequel with an all-too-predictable twist that can be seen from a mile away.

Never before have the demands of my inner man-child been so stirred, though, than while experiencing Deadpool 2, a movie that feels scribbled in pencil crayon, drenched in Jolt cola and coated with the dust of a thousand discarded bags of Flamin' Hot Cheetos. This is a sequel that is attempting to do a lot. Examples of "fridging" in recent comic-book movies include Maggie Gyllenhaal in "The Dark Knight" and Emma Stone in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2". There is also a great big visual effects sequence that turns into perhaps the biggest laugh in a Deadpool film, something that could not have been afforded with the budget of the first Deadpool.

"Deadpool 2 feels like it's riffing". Yes, that's right: Deadpool gains the ability to travel through time. DP2 is more of the same humor but in a bigger, more franchise-friendly package. But, with an increased budget comes better action and more expensive jokes.

But once Cable enters the story things get good.

Reynolds is as good here as he was the first time around - clearly, it's the role he was born to play, and he's loving every second of it. Beetz's on-screen charisma is utterly undeniable as well, making for a hero that's sure to prove a fan favorite.

The host announced (in subtitles), "This contestant is the main character of the movie "Deadpool". It's a home run. If anything, the surprising success of the original has resulted in more money and more insane sequences, like a chase sequence with a truck convoy and a freaky scene when Deadpool's legs regrow after he is cut in half, giving him baby limbs for a time. Go see Deadpool 2.