Toilet humor and racist quips aside, these 83 minutes are the most honest look at America since Stroszek. It's an understatement to say America feels divided right now. Minus a major war, which does not seem far away, and it feels like we've come full circle to 1968. The issues which divide us have rarely been seriously addressed and rectified since then and Sacha Baron Cohen, brilliantly playing the fool to varied American ignorance, calls it out brilliantly; and it seems we'll never learn.
David Foster Wallace in the early '90s released a essay about how irony, the incisive tool which launched Thomas Pynchon to superstardom and ended The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, was being co-opted by corporations to sell products easier to generations raised by it. Wallace gave a bleak outlook on the future of irony, saying that it was replacing heart with base cynicism.
Deadpool 2 brings everything Wallace said to fruition, with nearly all the jokes relying on the fact that…