The foul-mouthed, super-sarcastic, hero returns in Deadpool 2.
We are given more of the same knowing banter with the audience and ultra violent, consequence free action that seemed so fresh the first time around.
Being unencumbered by not having to tell an origin story, it is straight into the mayhem that has become routine in most of this genre of movie.
This is lightened by the wit and wisdom of the moral free hero.
It is still frequently funny with plenty of ‘did he just say that’ moments to make the film enjoyable but not to the level of the original film.
Sadly the originality of the character now turns predicable and, at times, very strained.
It you enjoyed the first outing, you will probably enjoy this, but not for the first time viewer I am sorry to say.
Down to just 3 stars out of five.