Deadpool 2 plays within the same flashback narrative and irreverent sense of humour that made its R-rated predecessor a hit. The new changes are behind the camera, with director David Leitch (John Wick, Atomic Blonde) picking up where Tim Miller left off.
It’s business as usual for Office Christmas Party, the latest exercise in R-rated edginess being applied to an otherwise toothless situation. Audiences may have been given a dose of this same seasonal comedy in Bad Santa 2, but a more relevant comparison is between Office Christmas Party and 2011’s A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.
Are you burnt out on superheroes? I certainly am. It feels as if not a month goes by without hearing buzz about the latest Marvel team-up or sneak peaks at upcoming comic book blockbusters. If you’re like me, Deadpool is the antidote you’ve been craving.