With Valentine’s Day on Sunday you would expect a bunch of romantic comedies in theaters, instead we’re getting the return of old friends.
It’s been 15 years since Zoolander has been in theaters and 7 years since Deadpool was in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”. The years have done different things to each character. Zoolander has become dated and a shell of the comedic genius displayed in 2001’s “Zoolander”. 20th Century Fox learned from the mistakes it made with Deadpool in 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and now have gotten the character right in “Deadpool”. Neither movie really screams Valentine’s Day date, in fact Deadpool may possibly offend with it’s blood, violence, and sophomoric humor.
The only movie that seems remotely geared towards Valentine’s Day would be “How to Be Single” which is kind of the opposite of Valentine’s Day and more for someone not in a relationship…it also happens to be getting terrible reviews.
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Smart ass mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) undergoes an experiment to cure his cancer which leaves him cured, scared, and super powered.
Fox has a hit and miss reputation with the movies they put out based on Marvel Comics characters. While the X-Men movies have been getting decent reviews lately, this past summer’s “Fantastic Four” was terrible. Fox’s last attempt at Deadpool was when they used him as a villian in “X-Men Origins- Wolverine”. The film’s interpretation of the character was terrible and barely recognizable. This time Deadpool is the star of his own movie. This “Deadpool” movie is not related to the Wolverine movie, yet the same actor plays the character, and alludes to the shared Fox X-Men movie universe that Wolverine is a part of. This is a reboot of the character with the same actor which is rather unheard of in Hollywood. The good news is Fox made good on their do over. Critics are loving this bloody-vulgar-juvenile-super-hero-action-comedy.
Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller
Zoolander 2 (2016)
PG-13 – comedy
Zoolander (Ben Stiller) is back and has to stop a plot to kill the world’s most beautiful people.
15 years after the original “Zoolander 2” has arrived and a lot of critics aren’t sure why. The humor has been called lame, dated, and forced. On the plus side, you do get to see Justin Bieber die.
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christine Taylor, Olivia Munn, Justin Bieber
How to be Single (2016)
R – comedy
Alice (Dakota Johnson) breaks up with her boyfriend and is now single for the first time in a long time. Her crazy co worker Robin (Rebel Wilson) teaches her how to date and enjoy being single.
“How to be Single” sounds like a perfect film to capitalize on the Valentine’s Day weekend, unfortunately the movie seems to have some issues. It’s funny at times, but often cliche and seems like a Sex and the City ripoff.
Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, Jason Mantzoukas, Damon Wayans Jr., Lily Collins