When I walked into the theatre to watch Dead Pool, I thought I would be watching another Marvel Comic book turned movie film. However, what I got was anything but a normal superhero movie. Deadpool is unlike any normal hero. He is sarcastic and deviant. Every five minutes he seemed to be doing something that caused the audience to laugh.
What surprised me was the way his mutant gene was activated. Considering most of the X-men universe was born with their powers. Seeing the process to active Deadpool’s powers was a very gruesome scene. Watching Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) suffocate in a tube without much oxygen to later look scared because of his powers is something not easily forgotten.
Having an R rating was the best choice for this movie. It’s not a full on family super hero movie; it’s geared more toward an older audience, giving Deadpool a different edge than what has come out for heros in recent years.
I actually can say I went into the film thinking that I was going to hate it because the previews of it looked like something I wouldn’t watch.
By the time I left the theatre, I was laughing harder than I thought I ever would. Ryan Reynolds did a fantastic job. His sense of humor alone reinforces the comedy that I did not expect to find in an R rated film.
In the end, Deadpool may not be what everyone thought it would be, but if you’re a Ryan Reynolds fan, it’s worth the watch.
If desired, other fruit works to. Makes great strawberry banana roll ups
Remove crust on all sides of bread.
At one of the short sides on the bread spread a good amount of Nutella. Be careful not to put too much on or it might not roll up.
Wash, cut, and layer on the strawberries or your choice fruit on top of the nutella half. Make sure to cut up the fruit relatively small so that it’s easier to roll. Once the Nutella and fruit are placed on the edge, roll till the end of the bread.
Whisk two or three eggs in a medium bowl set aside.
Combine the cinnamon and sugar on a flat plate.
6. Here comes the messy part: carefully dunk in the egg making sure to coat the whole roll. Then, roll in the cinnamon sugar till completely covered.
7. Take the rolls and cook them in a greased pan on the stove. It doesn’t take to long to cook these, but do make sure the egg is cooked through.
8. Once cooked top with either syrup or powdered sugar and eat.
When thinking of garbage, most think of trash as a daily obstacle. No one stops to wonder about what actually happens to the garbage and what it could bring to someone one with an artistic look on decomposing trash. When sitting down to look into the photographs of Kyle Petersen, having come across photos of decomposing trash or thrown out objects that most people consider useless. Continue reading “Down the hall, to the left: capturing abnormal rummage”
Growing up in a household that loves music, I knew the words to “Grease”.
It became one of my favorite musicals to watch. I never thought that I would see a live showing of the musical take place on national television, until recently. Seeing Jesse J come out and start singing the lead track “Grease” was spectacular. Her voice took on a new quality that brought the song into this generation.
As I sat watching Julianne Hough and Aaron Tveit bring to life Danny and Sandy in a new fresh look, I fell in love with the musical all over again. Sure it had all the bells and whistles of the original, but it was also completely new with a few new songs thrown in. One of the “new” songs was Marty’s solo “Freddy My Love”. This song was a brand new take on what Marty Maraschino, played by Keke Palmer, was all about.
Carlos PenaVega and Vanessa Hudgens brought out a different side to Kenickie and Rizzo. PenaVega seemed to show more of a caring side to Kenickie when he thought that Rizzo was pregnant, even going as far as to not drag race in case something bad happened to him during the race.
Vanessa Hudgens gave her best performance. Having dedicated the performance to her father she lost to cancer the night before Grease: Live premiered, she powered through with a strength most wouldn’t be able to show in a time of grief. Showcasing her pain in Rizzo’s solo “There Are Worst Things I Could Do” gave the song a whole new meaning.
By the ending of the show, I was still singing along with the songs I grew up with. Even with the rearrangement on some of the most beloved songs and moments in Grease, this cast sure gave it a fresh and bright out-look for a new generation just coming into contact with musicals. From the sets to the lighting the direction the musical took will have its own place to be remembered in the legacy that is Grease.