Tag Archives: Ryan Reynolds

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Movie Review

Pokemon is one of the biggest video game brands in history. As of 2017, it was the third best selling video game franchise in the history of the medium, behind Mario and Tetris. Its first generation of games, manufactured in 1996 for the Nintendo handheld console, the Game Boy, sold over 45,000,000 units.

justice-smith-ryan-reynolds-in-pokemon-detective-pikachu-2019

The franchise quickly ballooned into a trans-media synergy that encompassed animated television shows, animated movies, trading cards, toys, and more video game installments. In a sense, it is a surprise that it has taken this long for The Pokemon Company to pull the trigger on a live-action film of its titular product.

Then again, there was the Super Mario Bros. movie.

The stigma against video game adaptations to film is Continue reading Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Movie Review

Advertisements

Deadpool 2 (2018) Movie Review

Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool, is a Canadian mercenary turned cancer victim who is presented with a cure via a branch of the Weapon X program. Turned into a mutant, Deadpool receives Wolverine’s healing factor, full-body deformity, and increasing mental instability. He often exercises psychopathic tendencies and suffers breaks from reality that manifest themselves as fourth-wall breaking banter. At his most stable, he is a member of X-Force or X-Men. At his most unhinged, he slaughters every superhero in the Marvel universe.

zazie-beets-2018-deadpool-2-movie-review-domino

In the Ryan Reynolds iteration of the character, Deadpool plays nice. Comparatively. Deadpool 2 makes clear up front that it is a film about Continue reading Deadpool 2 (2018) Movie Review

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017) Movie Review

Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) is a bodyguard. Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) is a hitman. The bodyguard must bodyguard the hitman. Hilarity ensues.

Except, not too much hilarity. Some hilarity. Well, maybe hilarity isn’t the word. There are some chuckles.

the-hitman's-bodyguard-2017-movie-samuel-l-jackson-ryan-reynolds

But mostly the film is heavy on the Continue reading The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017) Movie Review

2017 Golden Globes Predictions – Best Actor

The two best actor races at this year’s Golden Globes will be, in all likelihood, unsurprising. Both categories—in Drama and Musical/Comedy—are stacked with talent. But trends show that two clear front runners have emerged.

hacksaw-ridge-movie-review-2016-andrew-garfield-golden-globes-2017-predictions

Best Actor – Drama

Continue reading 2017 Golden Globes Predictions – Best Actor

Deadpool (2016) Movie Review

From minute one of Deadpool, it is clear that we are dealing with a wholly unique film. If you didn’t know what you were getting into with this film, the opening credits sequence explains it for your rather efficiently.

2016-deadpool-marvel-movie-ryan-reynolds-super-bowl-ad-spot-movie-trailer

Given a film that never Continue reading Deadpool (2016) Movie Review