I have watched so many movies and I have been playing so much Fallout 4 it is unbelievable but I figured if I didn’t get these movies down with some kind of review, even if they are not very good, I would be horribly remiss. So here are three EXCELLENT new movies I have watched!
Even though it is early in the year, I think Deadpool may be the best movie of the year. Hahaha, I know it is crazy but I have never seen a movie that enjoyed as much this movie. The depiction of having cancer and how it affects the people in your life is amazing. The movie is really, really R rated and I was still shocked that some ignorant pieces of garbage parents brought their kids to the movie (I am talking about kids under 10 years old!) Luckily for them, their kids were good or I would have flipped my shit. I am fine with them watching it at home because I do not believe in censorship but if they stop liking the incredible violence and the blood and guts part of the way through the movie and they start causing a fuss, it ruins it for all us good adults. Hahaha. So, the movie is pretty accurate for depicting Deadpool and there is no one that could have played him like Ryan Reynolds. I am so thankful that I live in a time where a super fan can bust his ass and use his connections and the power of the internet to get his passion made into a movie. It took ten years or something but he did it and his marketing campaigns are working wonders. It is the first R rated movie to open up over $100 million and that shows that it is possible to make movie catered towards adults only. Hopefully, this will open up more movies that never would have been possible before Deadpool. For me I love things that break the fourth wall (movies, comics, books, cartoons) and I LOVE flashbacks so this movie combines these two loves together beautifully. From the opening title sequence you know that this is going to be a movie where you are going to continuously laugh, and I did. However, my favorite parts are the serious cancer scenes where they did an amazing job. The character of Deadpool is flawed, he is a great anti-hero and I think that is why people have such devotion to him. I read an amazing review that I just cannot compare to, but this is when this fun review gets serious. The movie does not play around the cancer, it doesn’t make it look like lollypops and sunshine, he is angry and he is dealing with it through gritty humor. Cancer sucks. No matter what anyone says, including myself, cancer is awful. It takes things away from you that you can never, ever get back. It changes you to your core which is why I love this movie so much. Then again my most favorite movies are cancer movies where the survivor dies. I think it shows more honesty than the ones where there is a miraculous cure. People die. I could die from my cancer. It is a fact. Having everyone smiling in the end and happy just pisses me off to no end. That is why I disliked the Crazy, Sexy, Cancer book I read. No one gets to live like that after cancer. You don't get to travel around on trips and retreats and go find yourself. You get to have follow ups with your doctor and pay your fucking rent except now you have a hard time getting out of bed. You have lost all your muscle mass, you have a weak immune system and your boss is pissed that you are missing too much work. You have debt up to your eyeballs and none of your collectors give two shits about your situation. You are stressed to the limit while your doctors remind you that if you stress your cancer could come back. No matter what anyone says, myself included, being a survivor (or just surviving cancer if that is preferred term) fucking sucks. Period. There is no silver lining. There is no bright side. It just sucks. Your life is forever changed and no one fully understands it, even fellow survivors. It is awful. So, when you are watching Deadpool try and imagine how much cancer sucks and how well they show that. They still keep the dry wit and inappropriate humor of Deadpool but they also show that there is another side to him, a side that is really pissed off at having cancer and having to watch the ones he loves suffer. Plus there is nothing better than a good revenge movie. Nothing. ^_^
Some of my favorite quotes are:
Vanessa Carlysle: I love you, Wade Wilson. We can fight this.
Wade Wilson: You're right. Cancer's only in my liver, lungs, prostate, and brain. All things I can live without.
Colossus: You will come talk with professor Xavier.
Deadpool: McAvoy or Stewart? These timelines can get so confusing.
Deadpool: Wow, this is such a big house, but I only ever see the two of you here. It's like the studio didn't have enough money for any more X-Men...
Deadpool: [Commenting on her shaved head] Ripley from Alien 3!
Negasonic Teenage Warhead: Fuck, you're old!
Another great thing about the Deadpool movement is that Ryan Reynolds took the time to make a video emphasizing the importance of checking for testicular cancer which is incredibly common in men and there needs to be way more important in every male’s life.
Here is the great video:
One more thing I wanted to add is if you are a survivor or have had cancer at any point in your life, parts of this movie may hit VERY close to home. There is a part in the movie where Deadpool explains what it is truly like to have cancer, no happy sunshine, no inappropriate jokes just a realistic, clear depiction of cancer and all its awfulness. The quote that hit me hard was ““The worst part about cancer isn’t what it does to you, but what it does to everyone else in your life.” Like the great review below I found myself looking towards the person I care about and thinking about all the people that went through the trenches with me and how hard it must have been for them. There is a truth to this movie that really shines through the dick jokes and slash ‘em up moments. Thankfully for all of you other viewers out there the serious moments are not overwhelming here and even when the movie starts to get serious it takes a very short time before something to make you laugh happens. Overall, I couldn’t think of a greater movie to see and would recommend it to anyone and everyone. It is awesome. Go see it!
The best review I have found out there: http://www.salon.com/2016/02/21/deadpool_gets_cancer_right_debunking_the_hero_survivor_myth_one_smart_aleck_joke_at_a_time/
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
It took me quite a long time to make the time to go see the new Star Wars movie and I am kind of glad I waited. I was worried that someone would ruin something for me but I had one thing slightly ruined but luckily I didn’t realize it at the time. The overall feel for this movie is exactly like the original movies. There is a wonderful heart to them. The characters are not overwhelmingly 3D to the point where it ruins the movie like Lucas did with the other movies and the remakes. It feels like the animatronics, child like wonder of the first movies. The characters are exciting and funny and it is nice to see so many old faces come back. This movie caused a lot of controversy and for nothing. A black storm trooper is perfectly acceptable and what is more I cannot imagine him being any other race after seeing the movie. It was the ideal casting! He was perfect! A female lead that says more than five things- yeah seems legit to me. My guy told me that his problem is the female lead (Rey) is too much of a Mary Sue character, which he then had to explain to me because I am not up on my TV Troupes. However, I didn’t really agree with him, I think female leads are unnecessarily criticized but no one says anything when Harrison Ford does something amazing and is a complete hero. It is crazy but it is true. Another big controversy was how male actors are allowed to age in Hollywood and female actresses are not. All I know is that Carrie Fisher looks AMAZING in the movie, absolutely stunning. Plus, I am not sure but I think they made her look older so she would match Harrison Ford. Back to the movie though, it was action packed, it didn’t have the best story in the world, but considering that it is planned to be another trilogy it makes sense that there is not going to be all wrapped up ending. Overall if you haven’t seen it: 1. you are probably living under a rock or 2. You are waiting for it to come out on Blu Ray. Either way, you should see it when you have time because it has been well worth the wait for a new movie. I think my overall movie review is also affected by the fact that I saw it in a theater with fully reclining seats and I got to eat nachos! I had never been to a theater where I could lie down and watch a movie, it was pretty awesome and because I waited so long to watch it, there were only 6 other people in the whole theater! Yay! :-D
I am a huge fan of Breaking Bad and Bryan Cranston, he is truly amazing and Trumbo is no exception. I am glad that Leo won an Oscar and all that since he has been shifted so many times but his movie must be amazing because Bryan Cranston’s performance in this movie was so incredible. The most interesting thing about this movie is that it really happened. It is based on real life events, and real life people. What is more interesting is that if you replace being a communist with being a socialist or a Muslim and you could have this event happening in our own time. I could completely see this happening now. The movie surrounds a group of men who were persecuted for their beliefs and put on a blacklist that kept them from working. Little did Hollywood know that even though they had this insane red scare going on where everyone was turning on everyone else, these guys were working in secret making some of the best movies of the time. While Bryan Cranston’s performance was fantastic, my favorite scene in the movie is with John Goodman. I LOVE John Goodman. He reminds me of my dad and I love everything he is in from Roseanne to Oh Brother Where Art Thou? During the movie, there is a scene where the bad guys try and black mail him into not working with Trumbo and he is not having that. I thought I was going to pee my pants from laughing so hard. Overall, the movie is funny, entertaining and insightful. Everyone should go out and watch it!
Three great movies with tons of amazing actors; it is a good time to be had by all. Check them out!