Better Than a Bare Bulb/Quotes

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"Reviewing the first Deadpool [film], I carped that the star, an exuberant Reynolds puttied over with fake burn scars, is his series' own RiffTrax, pattering right over the plot's contrivances. [...] Again [in the sequel], Deadpool even acknowledges his own film's deficiencies. "That's just lazy writing!" Deadpool exclaims after learning of one arbitrary complication. That's true, but it's also a cheap way of asking us to let the production off the hook. I can understand why fans might laugh, but I'm obliged to ask: Wouldn't less lazy writing without a self-exonerating joke prove more satisfying?
Alan Scherstuhl, "Deadpool" Will Laugh at Anything, Except the Sanctity of Superhero Movies (Village Voice review of Deadpool 2)