Deadpool 2 (out May 16) tries hard but cannot match the sheer fun of its predecessor. The material that generated “laugh out loud” moments two years ago could only get a smile from me this time around. The story is the biggest letdown. Those characters returning from the original have nothing new to offer and Firefist isn’t an interesting “bad guy”. The lone exception is Josh Brolin who is terrific as the time-travelling Cable. Grade: B-.