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Top 5: Mission Impossible: Fallout vs Infinity War & Deadpool 2

Top 5 Reasons Why Mission Impossible: Fallout is the Best Movie of the Summer and Avengers: Infinity War or Deadpool 2 Were Not Even Close!

Prelude: Just to clarify, this is just my opinion piece and I don't want to offend anyone with my thoughts. If you like Avengers: Infinity War or even Deadpool 2, it's fine, nothing wrong with that. It's just the magic of cinema. Also, I'm well aware that they're many indie films like Hereditary or Won't You Be My Neighbor? which are certainly much better than these summer blockbusters, and I only want to concentrate on Popular Films. So, I hope everyone is on the same page and with that being said, let's get started!

Reason #1: The Breathtaking Stunts

Advertised and been told as the largest practical action film ever shot, I was astounded to see the amount of hard work, courage and dedication Tom Cruise and the entire crew had put through to entertain the audience and make the big-screen experience memorable. Overwhelmed with CGI, I bet you can't point out any impressive action scene from both Infinity War and Deadpool 2 of the top of your mind. In Fallout, to name a few, the HALO jump, the entire Helicopter scene, felt incredibly special to watch cause it is, in fact, Cruise (not Josh Brolin in a suit) doing most of these deadly stunts without the help from a stunt-double.

Also Read: Mission Impossible - Honest Movie Review: Click Here

Reason #2: Mr Tom Cruise

The second reason why this franchise feels very special is that of The Man, The Myth, The Legend, Tom Cruise, who is crazy enough to up the ante every time we see him in these movies. There is a real reason why he's called the Greatest Action Movie Star of our generation and it's because he trains and skillfully performs these awe-inspiring stunt sequences which are theatric, spectacular and at the same time concerning to watch. The guy is 56 years old and still wants to entertain his audience and make their penny's worth, which is applaudable. I even heard him mention in an interview, that he and his team gave a serious thought to do an action sequence in space. Geeeez! How far can you go?

Also Read: Avengers: Infinity War - Honest Movie Review: Click Here 

Reason #3: An Intriguing Storyline

Now, I'll not even bring Deadpool 2 into this conversation. What's the plot of Infinity War again? Ohh! Thanos snaps his fingers and half of the population vanishes including our favourite Avengers? So, this was his unpopular option to bring law and order to the world? Sounds very familiar! Because that's the same thing every evil-minded supervillain want to accomplish. Destroy half of the society and take control over the world. Even Fallout explores a similar storyline.

But, continuing as the sixth film in the franchise, Fallout still manages to keep the viewer interesting by taking an ordinary storyline and making it intriguing to watch by adding few twists and turns which didn't feel forced.

Reason #4: The Not-So-Cheesy Jokes

Let me start by saying this, few of the previous MCU films were funny, the first Deadpool movie was a riot. However, the comedic scenes in Deadpool 2 stopped being funny after a while and same goes to Infinity War. They got repetitive, oversaturated and the whole thing became unfunny. I remember Rocket Raccoon cracking a stupid silly joke in the midst of serious fight which spoiled the entire scene and that kept happening in both the films.

On the other side, Fallout, for the most part, deals with a serious tone, but the comedic sequences were short, funny and are not overdone, unlike the previous two mentioned films.

Also Read: Deadpool 2 - Honest Movie Review: Click Here 

Reason #5: A Cinematic Experience

Now, I agree, watching the Avengers fight against the CGI giant Thanos and Deadpool dodge bullets from Cable is pretty cool on the big screen. But, there's something really special watching Cruise doing these mesmerizing stunts. It's a heart-stopping experience, and it gave me goosebumps even when watching it for the second time. There is a reason why I go to the movies every week and Fallout enthralled me by making it an absolute cinematic experience which I never really came across in recent times.

-A Top 5 List and An Opinion Piece by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal
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Deadpool 2 - Honest Movie Review

Verdict - "A Fun Ride!"

Remember when Ryan Reynolds appeared as Deadpool in that awful X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie back in 2009? Yeah! That was a nightmare. Fast forward nine years later, Deadpool is now this super-cool fourth wall breaking character that everyone adores. That was a giant leap! From being utterly awful to terrific. Anyway, I've recently rewatched the first film to see if the comedy holds up to this day and it did. I still giggled a lot and had a great time. Now, with the second installment, even though I'm excited, I kept myself away from the trailers to enjoy the movie with a fresh mind and zero expectations. So, here are my thoughts!

Two years into the events of the first film, Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) is now a universally famed contract killer taking down the bad guys with his elite skill set and his hysterical comedy. On the night of his anniversary, when spending time with his girlfriend Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), dreadful and dramatic things take place which forces Wade to take a different path. Will he adapt to all the changes patterns the remainder of the storyline?

Now, as expected the comedic sequences deliver for the most part in the film and Ryan Reynolds remained as the stand out star.  The DC and the previous X-Men movie references,  the brief cameos were all super-funny and made me giggle in many instances. Deadpool is also very notable for breaking the fourth wall and for his meta-humor, although I had problems with the overabundance of jokes, they're still rib-tickling and entertaining most often. Director David Leitch delivered on his promise and similar to the first film the action scenes were fun to watch. They are choreographed, captured and presented remarkably as the action looked fantastic on-screen.

And the most significant aspect that I enjoyed the most from the film are the characters. Excluding Deadpool, Colossus yet again entertained as the funny Russian patrician. Josh Brolin as Cable was a huge bonus and I loved his character arc in the film which didn't take the generic route that we witness in every superhero film. Zazie Beets as Domino is another stand-out as her couldn't-care-less attitude brought a different feel to the film.  But the emotional connection and the relationship between Wade Wilson and Vanessa is the heart and charm of the film and the scenes between them together are what made this movie very distinct compared to other films from the same genre. 

With that being said, here are my negatives. The storyline which I agree was very different felt a bit off at times. Especially during the second act, the whole thing about saving the kid was underwhelming and the pacing was slow which made me disinterested. At the same time, as I stated earlier, the over-abundance of jokes bothered me after a while, as not every single one of them was funny.

Nevertheless, Deadpool 2 was funny, different and overall an entertaining experience. It's not as good as the first one, but there's some fun to be had in this film.

My Rating - 3.25/5 | Grade - B (Entertaining! With Few Noticeable Flaws!)
-An Honest Movie Review by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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TOP 5 INTERESTING FACTS THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE WATCHING DEADPOOL 2

1. Son of Cyclops? WHAT!?

Nathan Summers is the nonmutant name of Cable which is very much familiar with the X-Men Universe. Right? According to the comic books, Cable is the son of Scott Summers a.k.a. Cyclops, and Madelyne Pryor (a clone of Jean Grey). Now, we've already a much younger version of Cyclops and Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse and we can be certain that the studio will at least leave a hint or detail about their relationship in the upcoming films.

2. Wolverine x Domino x Cable x Colossus - A Fatal Four-Way?

Domino, who is played by Zazie Beetz in the movies is romantically involved with Cable and Wolverine in the comic books. Domino and Cable are teammates in the X-Force and developed feelings for each other and ended up with a kiss or two over the years.

In regard to Wolverine, they first meet when she gets mixed up with the Assassin’s Guild and Wolverine tries to help her deal with them. Although a true relationship never develops, according to the comic books a sexual intercourse did happen between them. Also, Domino and Colossus got together as well — and with Colossus returning for the Deadpool 2, does this mean we're going to see a potential love angle?

3. The X-Force

In order to fight the evil supervillain Thanos Cable, Deadpool is going to form the X-Force in this film, including Zazie Beetz as Domino, Terry Crews as an unidentified strong man, Bill Skarsgård as Zeitgeist, Stefan Kapicic as Colossus Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Shiori Kutsuna as Psylocke or Surge (yet to be revealed).

Here's a fun fact, Back in the comics, Cable formed the team out of the remaining members of the New Mutants and his earlier mercenary company the Six Pack. One of those mercs is Domino.

4. The Love Machine

We are well aware of the adoring romantic relationship between Wade Wilson and his lovely fiancée Vanessa from the first movie. Continuing the tradition of love, the working title for Deadpool 2 while it was in production was, appropriately, Love Machine.

5. Domino and Cable on Demand

After the humongous success of the first film, acclaimed actress' like Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lizzy Caplan, Kerry Washington, Sienna Miller, Ruby Rose, Mackenzie Davis, Kelly Rohrbach, Eve Hewson, Sofia Boutella, Stephanie Sigman, Sylvia Hoeks and Janelle Monáe were being considered and screen tested for the role of Domino. But, eventually, the role went to the German actress Zazie Beetz.

As far as Cable, actors like Brad Pitt, Michael Shannon, Dolph Lundgren, Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell, Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stephen Lang, Ron Perlman, Pierce Brosnan and David Harbour were all considered for the role which later went to Josh Brolin.

Sources - Cinemablend, Screenrant, Rotten Tomatoes, Mental Floss and IMDB. (Thanks)

-A Top 5 List by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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TOP 5 HOLLYWOOD MOVIES RELEASING THIS SUMMER

5. Christopher McQuarrie's - 'Mission: Impossible – Fallout'

Release Date - July 27 | Starring - Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson

'Mission Impossible' is always exciting and amazing franchise to watch because of its superior quality and the breathtaking action sequences. With Christopher McQuarrie who previously directed 'Rogue Nation' and 'Jack Reacher' returning to the director's chair, 'Fallout' looks promising and will no doubt be another highly successful film in the franchise.

4. J. A. Bayona's - 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'

Release Date - June 22 | Starring - Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard

With the earlier film in the franchise 'Jurassic World' grossing over 1.6 billion worldwide, fans were really excited about the sequel until they've watched the promos which received a mixed reaction. But, Jurassic World has a larger appeal from the worldwide audience and will surely be a blockbuster. But, will it succeed its predecessor in terms of story, screenplay, action, and box-office? We just have to wait and see.

3. Ron Howard's - 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

Release Date - May 25 | Starring - Alden Ehrenreich and Emilia Clarke

With numerous rumors, suspicions, and overall a negative vibe surrounding the film, 'Solo' should be a very interesting film to watch primarily because of the difficulties it went through during production. Moreover, Han Solo is the most beloved hero in the Star Wars Universe and his backstory is something I'm excited to watch. Hopefully, the film doesn't disappoint!

2. David Leitch's - 'Deadpool 2'

Release Date - May 18 | Starring - Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin

'Deadpool (2016)' is a game-changer, the Rated R humor, action, and the execution inspired many Comic Book Films like 'Logan' and the audience responded to the film remarkably as it wreaked havoc at the box-office grossing over 780 million worldwide. 'Deadpool 2' already started to make a mark in the film community with its amusing promos and trailers with Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Josh Brolin as Cable. Even though Tim Miller didn't return to direct the second installment, this film still looks fun and will surely be an entertaining ride.

1. The Russo Brothers' - 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Release Date - April 27 | Starring - Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans

Here comes the big dog, the mothership of all Comic Book / Superhero films, 'Infinity War' is tracking to make over 200 million dollars in its opening weekend and with all the hype 'Black Panther' is carrying right now, 'Infinity War' will no-doubt become the biggest Superhero film of all time with major developments in its storyline and characters. Let's hope the film delivers the way we anticipated.

-A Top 5 List by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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