There is a pressure on sequels that can never be present during the first instalment of a franchise. The pressure to be equal or better than the first movie. The pressure to live up to the expectations based on the success of the first movie. Deadpool 2 had to follow up Deadpool, be better and funnier, and that is a lot of pressure. Even for a comic book character, who is able to break the 4th wall and survive pretty much everything. And sometimes that pressure becomes too much.
Only Deadpool could break a fourth wall inside of a fourth wall to achieve the ultimate level of awesomeness by breaking sixteen walls. And though it makes no sense, it doesn’t really matter, because I’m still sixteen levels of thrilled about Deadpool and the fact that its first installment won’t be the last.
Without a doubt there are some minor spoilers in sight.
There is probably a lot to tell about The Voices but at the moment it feels like most of it is indescribable. That being said, I’ll give it my best to capture the essence of the movie that is so weird that when I tried to get my friend to watch it, it took me a while to explain, without spoilers, what the movie was all about.
I have no idea how I missed this movie in 2009, it had all the right elements to be on my watching list during that year but maybe it didn’t end up on my screen because I wasn’t blogging at that time… On the other hand, I’m glad I didn’t see it in 2009 because I might have not liked the things I enthusiastically enjoyed while watching Paper Man the other day as much as I would have when I was twenty. Now, as a much wiser and more determined blogger who is not afraid to ignore and go against the big talks around movies, I’m determined to like this movie with at least one thumb up.
Keeping things on the fun side (before I do a short summary of this years Emmy Awards) I’m continuing with The Change-Up which I saw a couple of weeks ago. While I have the up-most respect for Jason Bateman (I just like him so much) I find Ryan Reynolds a bit annoying. I think it’s because I have seen him so much and he always seems to play the same characters. But I’m not gonna get into my subjective opinions cause I want to keep this post short.
So, this is another comedy that brings us the body-switch situation but a more grown-up version of this situation. I was quite excited about it before I went to see it and it was probably not a surprise to me that I ended up not liking it. Was it because of the jokes that went too far or was it because the ending was just too messy and weird. The babies in the movie were… well, I just felt sorry for them and I couldn’t really laugh from the heart. I don’t know how to explain but I just didn’t feel it.
Jason Bateman was adorable as always, Ryan Reynolds had the same expressions as always, Leslie Mann gets cast as a mom a lot (cause she is a mom?), Olivia Wilde was the hot assistant (hot being the main emphasis) and this was basically the whole main cast. IMDb has 6,4 for this one and I’m giving it a 2,5 out of 5 cause I’m not feeling the fun, but in other situations it can probably pull off a 3 out of 5.
So I watched the newest exclusive trailer on iTunes Trailers and I have to admit, it got my attention. I vaguely remember that Ryan has already done a horror movie, The Amityville Horror in 2005, but honestly, I didn’t watch it. Not that I don’t like Ryan, I just don’t like horror movies but Buried might be the one to change my mind.
I’m not familiar with either the director Rodrigo Cortés nor writer Chris Sparling so obviously I turned to my oh-so-fab Google and this is what I found:
“I think I might have just found my favorite film of Sundance. We’re only three or so days in, but this is at the top of my list, for now. Earlier tonight I caught the midnight world premiere of Rodrigo Cortés’ Buried, the stuck-in-a-coffin film starring Ryan Reynolds. In short, it was phenomenal. The film already has plenty of early buzz because we’ve been talking about it since Reynolds was cast last year. I already knew it was set entirely inside a coffin where Reynolds is stuck and buried, but the big question is if they could actually pull off a 90 minute film set entirely in a coffin. They did. They not only pulled it off, but it’s an amazing film.” – A. Billington