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'Deadpool 2' director thrilled movie resonates with audiences

As the film's audience and the box office numbers can attest, there's ample room in the movie marketplace for R-rated superhero adventures like director David Leitch's "Deadpool 2," an outrageously entertaining sequel to the 2016 worldwide blockbuster "Deadpool."

'Deadpool 2' gleefully revels in R-rated mayhem

Gleefully trying to outdo the original, "Deadpool 2" serves up a veritable smorgasbord of pop-culture and comic-book references, from James Bond to X-Men. There's a hit-miss quality to that, but enough of them connect to ensure that this proudly R-rated action vehicle won't leave many of the fans who helped will it into existence feeling disappointed.