Normally I’d make a wiseacre crack about how this means Ryan Reynolds plans to keep dying onscreen for a hour and a half, only that’s probably exactly what Reynolds plans to do. I also wonder if he plans to recreate that delightful feeling when you finally realize that you’ve just spent multiple bucks to demonstrate that you can’t make it past the [expletive deleted] first screen. That’s what I really, REALLY remember when the subject of the Dragon’s Lair video game experience comes up.
Ryan Reynolds has seen a niche, and he has swiftly moved to ruthlessly claim it. I am all right with this; and for the most selfish of reasons, too. I’m always down to see a movie like FREE GUY:
I mean, that’s not so much aimed at my demographic as I’ve been outfitted with a homing beacon that this movie has locked onto. Hell, now I want to play the game that the movie is based on. Yeah, I know, it doesn’t exist. I wanna play it anyway.
Well. Their actors are: “Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski are teaming for Imaginary Friends, a fantastical comedy that is in the process of being picked up by Paramount… Krasinski will write, direct, produce and star and Reynolds will co-star in the tale of a man who can see and talk to people’s imaginary friends, befriending those that have been forgotten or discarded. However, some imaginary friends, lacking love and friendship, turn to the dark side, and it’s up to Reynolds’ character to save the world from those that become evil.”
But, honestly? I like my idea better. Just have Jack Ryan and Deadpool do it. Straight up. And never explain. Not even in the closing credits or the endscene. Have everybody there in the theater sit there afterward, wondering if what the heck they just watched is actually canon or not, for either universe. Or both!
I guarantee you, that would mess with people’s heads.
The man’s is in that fun, subversive zone where he can get away with not taking serious not-serious things. Like puff pieces about his new movie Detective Pikachu. It’s not very subversive, mind you. Just enough to make the suits roll their eyes a little.
Ryan Reynolds can get away with it, though. Probably everybody in America with a kid into Pokemon is going to be bringing them to this film. Certainly my kid insisted. When you’ve got that going for you, you can be a little bit of a PitA to the suits.