Warning: massive spoilers ahead for Deadpool 2! Don't read this list unless you have actually seen the latest X-Men spinoff!
On that note, we've compiled a list of the funniest moments in Deadpool 2. The film isn't just a box office hit; it's a total laugh riot that we definitely intend to visit again and again. With that in mind, let's kick off our list of funniest moments with a hilarious dig at the other most recent R-rated X-Men outing.
The Opening Logan Gag
The beauty of a franchise like Deadpool is that it allows Fox to make fun of the other X-Men properties without directly spoofing them. That's exactly what we see in the opening minutes of Deadpool 2 when Wade Wilson prepares to blow himself up -- for reasons that become apparent later in the film. Getting his apartment ready for the explosion, Wade gets his belongings in order, including a toy showing Hugh Jackman's Wolverine impaled on a tree branch. Of course, fans of the X-Men franchise will quickly recognize that this is a dig at the final scene in Logan in which the clawed mutant dies in X-23's arms.
The Title Sequence
We still have a long way to go until Bond 25 debuts, but the Deadpool franchise clearly wants to have some fun with the basic format of the 007 series. Specifically, the sequel builds off of the opening title sequence shown in the original Deadpool and offers up a delightfully goofy (and yet still weirdly badass) opening montage of fighting, dancing, and killing as an uber melodramatic song plays. David Leitch takes some notable delight in the sequence, even poking fun at himself by mocking the death of Daisy the beagle in his 2014 hit, John Wick.
The moment in which Wade Wilson gets thrown into the Ice Box prison is the moment in which we really see the mutant population of Deadpool 2 start to rise. The dark and dingy interment facility is full of bizarre characters, including one supposed badass known as "Black Tom Cassidy," who (despite what his name would suggest) is actually a white guy. The film makes frequent callbacks to Black Tom, as Wade consistently uses his death to poke fun at Cable and make sarcastic comments about Nate Summers' issues with race. Cable is generally pretty imperturbable in the movie, but the Black Tom jokes seem to get under his skin.
X-Force Recruitment Montage
The Deadpool series is a clear throwback to classic action films of the 1980s, and it embraces those tropes with an obvious sense of love. In Deadpool 2, that means using a montage to show Wade and Weasel putting together a team (X-Force) to go after Cable, and we see the various members show up to put their powers on display and have some awesome back and forth with Wade during the interview process. Of course, chief among these is Domino, who not only proves that luck most certainly is a super power but also shows that she can go toe-to-toe with Wade in a verbal sparring match if she has to.
In what could arguably be described as the best team-oriented twist since the release of MacGruber, things quickly go wrong for Wade Wilson and his ragtag group of mutants when X-Force attempts to drop in and save Russell from Cable. The winds are too high as they parachute out of their helicopter, and every member of the team (with the exceptions of Wade and Domino) die horrible deaths upon landing in the city. Bedlam smashes into a truck, Shatterstar flys into a helicopter's blades, Vanisher hits some powerlines (revealing an awesome Brad Pitt cameo), Zeitgeist gets sucked into a woodchipper, and that leads him to kill Peter with his acid spit accidentally.
The Baby Leg Sequence
Deadpool 2 features a number of showstopper sequences, but few can compare the baby legs sequence that leads to the third act of the film. Taking a page from Rick and Morty's Interdimensional Cable episode, the scene follows Wade getting ripped in half by Juggernaut, and he is forced to wait until the lower half of his body grows back. Clearly not owning pants suitable for a child, he lets it all hang out as Blind Al (and everyone else in his crew) is forced to contend with his explicit, Basic Instinct-style tease during a Mexican standoff with Cable.
The Logan Death Spoof
We have already talked at length about the fact that Deadpool 2 takes some awesome shots at the Wolverine corner of the X-Men universe, but one of the best shots of the bunch involves how it skewers the final scene from Logan. Specifically, the scene in which Wade takes forever to die is a direct ripoff of Wolverine's death, to the point that the scene even features the same music composed by Marcos Beltrami. Of course, the result is far different and more comedic, as Wade ultimately refuses to go gently into that good night.
The X-Men Origins Gag
Just like the original Deadpool, Deadpool 2 features a clear jab at the wildly unpopular portrayal of Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Once Wade gets his hands on Cable's time travel technology, he goes back to 2009 and inserts himself into the climactic battle between Hugh Jackman's Wolverine and Weapon XI. Doing fans of the X-Men franchise a huge favor, he quickly puts a bullet in the mute bad guys' head and then proceeds to empty all of his bullets into the character's lifeless body in an attempt to erase that universally maligned film from our collective memory.
The X-Men Team Cameo
In one of the most surprising and hilarious moments in the entire movie, Deadpool 2 makes good on the jokes about the studio not including enough X-Men in the Deadpool franchise. The joke comes when Wade visits the X Mansion after Colossus saves him from the explosion, as we see some of the most beloved actors from the primary X-Men movies (such as James McAvoy, Evan Peters, and Nicholas Hoult) conferring in a private room about a separate matter. However, Beast (Hoult) clearly doesn't want any part of Deadpool's story, so he quickly shuts a door and separates the X-Men from the founding X-Force member.
"No more speaking lines for you, Buck..."
Remember Buck? He was the guy who made lewd comments towards Vanessa in the original Deadpool, and then paid a major price when she fought back and grabbed him by the junk. Well, it looks like he has learned his lesson in Deadpool 2, as he has softened his approach to Wade considerably over the course of the last two years. As Wade sulks over the death of his beloved girlfriend, Buck gets philosophical alongside him at the bar, and the Merc with the Mouth quickly shuts him down and forbids him from getting anymore speaking lines in the franchise. Pure, fourth wall breaking goodness.
The Green Lantern Kill
Ryan Reynolds very clearly has no problem making fun of the fact that he appeared as Hal Jordan in 2011's Green Lantern. He poked fun at the ill-fated DC movie in the original Deadpool, and he took an even harder stance against the movie in Deadpool 2. The jab comes during the awesome post-credits sequence when Wade Wilson gets his hands on Cable's time travel technology. He goes back to visit the actual Ryan Reynolds during the early stages of Green Lantern's development and quickly puts a bullet in the actor's head to prevent him from signing on to the project.
The Say Anything Gag
Last, but most certainly not least, we round out our list with yet another fantastic spoof on a classic film. Specifically, when Wade Wilson needs to recruit a big gun to help him go after the folks at the Essex building, he shows up at the X Mansion holding a boombox-themed iPhone over his head to convince Colossus to come outside. It's a moment that has become firmly engrained in pop culture over the years, and an obvious reference to the classic John Cusack boombox scene in Say Anything -- in which Cusack's character does the exact same thing.