Deadpool 2 ★★★

I had very low expectations for this movie, which I assumed included among its highest ambitions was to make drunk frat boys feel clever for recognizing a meta 80s movie reference. But I was surprised to find an actual movie where I only expected graphic violence and sub-Zucker brothers irreverence. Some actual heart, a story they cared to make sure was actually about something, and a legitimately nuanced performance from Ryan Reynolds. You done good, Deadpool. Now please don’t make another.