Tragedy strikes and Deadpool searches for his true place in life. While acting as an X-Men (in training) he meets a boy also searching for his purpose and decides he’s going to save him no matter what. Even at the expense of a few limbs or other superheroes...
Hilarious! Just as funny as the first one and maybe even more so. It’s not as refreshing as the first since we know the tone now, but still just as enjoyable, funny, and wrong on so many levels.
This movie has a lot of heart. (Deadpool insists it’s a family film, but it’s rated R for a reason, folks.) One deviation from most superhero films is there is no real villain. (Antagonists, yes!)
Josh Brolin is great as Cable, the killer from the future. And Domino really was lucky. (I’d want her super power.)
Deadpool continues to break the fourth wall with his monologue, poking fun at everything from Hugh Jackman to Canadians.
Stay for the multiple endings and funny Deadpool songs.
If you dug the first one, you’ll love this one. Highly recommended!
Ghost in the Shell
Now on NetFlix, this is the live-action version of the 1995 Japanese anime.
I can sum this film up in one word – dull!
I didn’t care about any of the characters or who lived and who died.
The effects were over the top and a bit weird. There were way too many holograms. It was like an intensified, squeaky-clean Blade Runner.
Skip this snoozefest and check out the original anime instead.
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With Deadpool 2 poised to be the biggest opening ever for an R-rated film, the trivia today is all about R-rated films that made a ton of money. Guess the movies from the clues:
1 – This is the second-highest grossing superhero film behind Deadpool. (At the moment.)
2 – When he said ‘I’ll be back,’ he wasn’t kidding and the movie made over half a billion dollars.
3 – Based on a book, this is the highest-ever grossing horror film.
4 – This is the highest-grossing R film based on faith.
5 – Director Quentin Tarantino’s highest-grossing movie.
6 – This Oscar winner is the highest-grossing war film.
7 – George Miller’s highest-grossing movie.
Answers on June 6!
June Movie Preview
Since I won’t be posting next Monday due to Memorial Day (and my next post after that will be on June 6), here are the upcoming theatrical releases for June! As always, descriptions courtesy of the IMDB. Snark provided by me.
Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.
Director: Leigh Whannell
Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Rosco Campbell, Richard Cawthorne, Michael M. Foster
I’m always game for a new science fiction film, but this isn’t much of an upgrade as I’ve seen this theme in a thousand other films.
Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, 'Hotel Artemis' follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.
Director: Drew Pearce
Stars: Jodie Foster, Sofia Boutella, Dave Bautista
This is either going to be really crazy good or suck eggs on toast.
Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.
Director: Gary Ross
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Olivia Munn
Is this before or after Bullock has her horrible space accident? And why isn’t Galadriel using her magic? (Or is it – why isn’t Hela using her god powers?)
Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world.
Director: Brad Bird
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Sophia Bush, Holly Hunter, Jonathan Banks
Now fifty percent more incredible than the first one!
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.
Director: J.A. Bayona
Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, Ted Levine
The original title was Dinos Take Manhattan, but the Muppets sued them…
Sicario: Day of the Soldado
The drug war on the US-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.
Director: Stefano Sollima
Stars: Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan
This marks three major releases in three months for Josh Brolin, not counting his cameo as a velociraptor in Jurassic World…
Anyone else see Deadpool 2? Or have the misfortune to sit through Ghost in the Shell? Know any of the trivia? And what movies do you want to see in June?
My next post will be June 6 for IWSG post day.
I’ll also be chilling and mostly offline Memorial Day weekend. Everyone enjoy!