To get ready for the upcoming release of Deadpool 2: The Search for More Money*, we're looking back at the movie career of Deadpool himself, Mr. Ryan Reynolds.
Maybe you’ve heard of Deadpool, maybe you haven't. If you haven’t a) you haven’t been reading this blog because I talk about it all the time and b) you need to do your homework before the new movie comes out.
Welcome to the Ryan Reynolds Retrospective.
1. Would you like fries with that?
Waiting... is one of Ryan’s older movies, but it sees him at his manic, Van Wilder best. It also stars Justin Long and Anna Farris, among others, so it’s worth watching. A word of caution: once you see this movie, you may never eat out again. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
2. Drama drama everywhere
Ryan is probably best known for his lovable goofball persona, but this movie proves he can also do dramas. In this one, Ryan plays a lawyer for an Austrian holocaust survivor who is trying to get her paintings back. The Nazis stole them when they took over Austria. It’s a good movie, but I warn you that you will want to punch the Austrian government in the face. Just saying.
3. RomCom! Rom Com!
The Proposal has to be one of my favorite movies to come out in the last couple of years. It even has the Grandma seal of approval. You can’t go wrong with a flick that stars my girl Sandy B next to RyRy in addition to Betty White. Fun fact in the movie, Sandra is playing a Canadian who needs to marry US citizen Ryan to stay in the country. In real life, Sandra is the US native and Ryan is the Canuck. If you want to check this one out, I’ll be over at 7 to watch with you. I promise not to spoil it.
4. Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do?
Samuel L Jackson is a bad guy who knows something about a worse guy, played by Gary Oldman. This time Ryan’s a bodyguard who promises to get Sammy to the Hague to testify. It’s a new twist on the old buddy movie. My favorite character, after Mr. Reynolds, of course, is Salma Hayek’s foul-mouthed wife of Samuel. Oh the hijinks in this one.
5. Have you seen this man? Oh Francis!
Why would I recommend a sequel without talking about the original? Deadpool is Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth and he’s hilarious. Luckily he can’t die, because people keep trying to kill him. Yes, his face does look like Ryan Reynolds had sex with a Shar-pei. I would definitely make sure to see this one before seeing the sequel. That way, you’ll be cool and catch all the inside jokes like me. Maximum effort!
So that’s just a small sample of the brilliance that is Ryan Reynolds. I can’t wait for the new Deadpool movie. T-minus 34 days and counting…
*Oh yeah. It’s not really called that. I just liked the ring of it. Thanks Mel Brooks.