The **** is a phone booth doing on a street corner?
How is Deadpool 2 going to measure up? The brilliance of Deadpool was, in large part, down to just how fresh, irreverent and unique the movie was; do we know too much about Deadpool for the second movie to be great? Not if this short is any indication. Look, it’s pretty obvious where this one’s going from the second Ryan Reynolds dashes into a phone booth to change into his costume before stopping a mugging. And it goes there. This short is basically everything you expect it to be, but the verve is still there. Granted this is only four minutes, not two hours, so pulling off an entire movie is going to be tougher, but this signals good things ahead for Deadpool. Even when you know the punchlines before they get there, you still laugh. Because Ryan Reynolds desperately convulsing in a phone booth just works and so does the increasingly frantic victim. What fun. 4 stars.
tl;dr – short is as silly, profane and irreverent as the title character needs to be; predictable, but still funny, this presages great things for Deadpool 2. 4 stars.