The R-rated sequel Deadpool 2, which opens Friday in Bay Area theaters, is the eleventh film in Marvel's X-Men series, which means that it follows the tenth, Logan, one of last year's best films. Surely, a silly, self-aware comedy sequel is no match for that remarkable, powerful elegy. However, in true Deadpool style, Deadpool 2 opens with a hilarious sequence directly, defiantly, referencing Logan. In one fell swoop it acknowledges its predecessor's greatness and asserts its own worthiness. After all, even a profound life is meaningless without some laughs now and then. Our hero, Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), also informs us — in the midst of an army of bad guys being shot and burned alive — that Deadpool 2 is a "family" film. He does not mean to bring the kids. He means that, in this film, Deadpool finds some people he can call his tribe, people he can connect with. And this simple idea elevates Deadpool 2 past a simple, snarky lark to something that touches the heart a little...