Ryan Reynolds’ recent tour (May 1) in Seoul, Korea sent the fans in droves in Lotte World mall to promote his latest “Deadpool 2” movie.
Ryan Reynolds posed for pictures with the fans and signed memorabilia, even signed the masks of those who came in costumes and held the phones of the fans to take selfies with them.
Ryan Reynolds not only stars in the title role, he also co-wrote and produced “Deadpool 2.” “Ryan is an incredible comedic talent,” says Deadpool 2 director David Leitch, “and “Deadpool” works as a perfect ground for things he really excels at. He took that character from the comic books and made it his own brand. There’s a synergistic effect with “Deadpool” and Ryan. He really is Deadpool in real life – in terms of the way he talks and sees the world, sometimes. He’s funny and irreverent but also has a huge heart and compassion, like Deadpool.”
Pinoy martial artist also serves as stunt coordinator in “Deadpool 2” who says that the movie is bigger, crazier, more expensive, than the first. All of the set pieces are three times what you saw in the first one. The challenge is to always do something you haven’t done before and keep everything new and dynamic.” Eusebio also did stunt coordination for films such as Hitman, John Wick, Bourne Ultimatum and 300.
From 20th Century Fox, “Deadpool 2” opens May 16 in Philippine cinemas nationwide (ahead of the US) and will have early previews on May 15 in select cinemas starting 5:00pm.
RYAN REYNOLDS AND GAL GADOT HOLD KEY SECRETS IN INTENSE ACTION-PACKED “CRIMINAL”
The star-studded and high-octane action film “Criminal” headlines Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Oldman in a fresh, provocative spin on the espionage action-thriller that probes the secret world of memory and identity, as it propels an unwitting death row killer into the consciousness of a dedicated CIA agent in a ferocious race against time.
After playing the snarky superhero Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds takes on a more clean-cut character as he plays top CIA agent Bill Pope in “Criminal,” who was on an important mission who holds the key of secrets in the recesses of his mind. In order to extract vital information, his memories, skills, and training were transplanted into hardened criminal Jericho Stewart’s (Kevin Costner) brain. The procedure was performed by a neuroscientist (Tommy Lee Jones) under the orders and close monitoring of the CIA chief (Gary Oldman).
CRIMINAL this April 13
What they didn’t count on was that Stewart was also able to absorb the other aspects of Pope’s memories, particularly his love for family and an overwhelming sense of responsibility. The fallen agent’s wife, Jill Pope (Gal Gadot) helps convince him of his purpose. For the first time in his life, the criminal was able to clearly distinguish right from wrong and sets about to save the world.
The criminal becomes the hunted yet again, but this time he is on the side of the law. The mission is in the memories and every memory holds a clue. He has 48 hours to find a valuable CIA asset called The Dutchman in order to foil an international terrorist’s plans.
Aside from the intriguing premise, “Criminal” is jam-packed with enough action scenes, explosions, and car chases to satisfy the hardcore action-genre fan. What is likewise interesting to note is that this is the second collaboration of top-draw film stars Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman and Tommy Lee Jones following the 1991 thought-provoking film “JFK.”
Gal Gadot in Criminal
Kevin Costner in Criminal
Kevin Costner in Criminal
Director Ariel Vromen – who came to the fore with his previous work in the chilling crime story “The Iceman” – saw in “Criminal’s” action-packed story a chance to create a hybrid: to fuse elements of an unnerving psychological battle and mind-twisting sci-fi with the classic cat-and-mouse espionage game. He was drawn to the story’s scientifically provocative central idea: memory transfer, the ability to lock a person’s most intimate and individual sensations, hopes and flashbacks into a total stranger’s brain. Though amnesia and memory loss have long been staples of the cinematic thriller, this story came at it in an opposite way. For “Criminal” is the story of a man gaining memories that both put him on a collision course with a terrorist and change the very foundations of who he believes he is.
The mix of searing, high-octane action with the psychological intensity of a man trying to figure out if he is killer or savior was irresistible. “This is a big thriller. We have massive action sequences with cars, helicopter and the huge Airbus 400, along with intense fight scenes and excitement,” Vromen points out. “However, I believe today’s audiences are also looking for something beyond thrilling explosions and car crashes. I felt the unique journey of Jerico’s growth into a different person could be just as exciting as the non-stop action.”
“Criminal” opens in Philippine theaters on April 13 and is released locally by OctoArts Films International. Trailer here:
The hyper-hero “Deadpool,” the latest Marvel superhero everyone’s talking about and can’t get enough of has landed number one at the Phils.’ box-office with an impressive haul of P 145 million on its first five days of release (opened Feb. 10).
Dominating a crowded week and despite its R-rating, “Deadpool” has seen new and repeat viewing cineastes such that its box-office dominance carried on over the red-hot Valentine’s weekend. Its opening weekend grossed a total of P 145M, surpassing that of “Fifty Shades of Grey’s” opening weekend at P94M. “Deadpool” now holds the Biggest Opening Weekend for an R-rated film all-time industry-wide. So far, with its remarkable opening weekend, “Deadpool” now stands as the Biggest Opening Weekend for the year industry-wide, beating “Everything About Her” and is now the 2nd Biggest Fox Opening Weekend all-time, outranking “Taken’s” P106.8M and next to “X-Men: Days of Future Past’s” PhP175M.
You can kill a whole squad with just 12 rounds of bullets, and the story revolved around that. Pasensya na kung nagtagal ng isang oras at porty seben minutes yung movie para lang maitutok mo yung baril mo ke Frances, pero ganun talaga. Kahit sa Pinoy movies, ganun.
Not your average movie eh?
An actor built to play the part. Sabi nga nila, Ryan Reynolds was born to play Mr Pool. Totoo naman. Lahat ng jokes, puns, references, at hugot lines – swak sa timing.
Yun ang naging effective dito.
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