‘Deadpool 2’ Shows Exactly What Superhumor Should Be

By Anthony Peyton, Edited by Julia Wilson

Deadpool is back at it again with his morbid sense of humor the entire world has come to love in Deadpool 2. This time, he comes with an even more complex story with long-term complications.

In this one, Deadpool (obviously still played by Ryan Reynolds) finds a new villain that he must defeat to save a little kid named Russell (played by Julian Dennison) – or “Firefist” if you ask him – as he struggles with, like, self-identity or something. Basically the X-Men version of puberty.

Regardless, Deadpool is as funny as ever. But it all started with something that most movies don’t put a ton of time in anymore – marketing. Deadpool 2 created dozens of alternate covers for its movie as well as replicas of other movies that were replaced with Deadpool himself. On the cover of War for the Planet of the Apes, Deadpool is seen riding the horse. It’s these marketing decisions that helped build the anticipation for this movie.

I have no complaints about the acting in this movie. Reynolds, the young Dennison, Morena Baccarin, Josh Brolin, and all the other actors/actresses’ portrayals of unique characters were executed excellently. They each brought a lot to the movie no matter how much or how little they appeared in it.

Deadpool is known for his dark humor, which he plays very well. From comparing the new villian Cable and Thanos to understating the power of Hawkeye, Deadpool really brings the shaded joys to the MCU.

Even the cinematography was awesome in this movie. They used tons of different sets and locations to show all the different situations Wade Wilson manages to get himself into while still keeping the feel of his universe.

Finally, the writers hit the bullseye with a story that really has the ability to hook the audience. It jumps around, sure, but a lot of superhero movies do that nowadays. And who are we to complain about that after watching The Avengers: Infinity War.

That’s right, if you liked that story, you have no place to say that Deadpool’s was bad.

Deadpool 2 was definitely better than the first. That, right there, is a huge accomplishment within itself. It incorporates the X-Men storyline better than the first (shipping Deadpool and Colossus with every piece of my soul), and the humor worked even more thought out, adding in constant pieces of attitude towards the MCU. It just knew how to build on characters they already had as well as add in ones that would benefit the story (Brad Pitt may or may not make a cameo appearance… go find out!). Deadpool 2 is easily one of my highest recommended movies of 2018 thus far.


My Rating: 91%

Acting: 3.6/4

Cinematography: 3.5/4

Story: 3.6/7

Enjoyability: 3.9/4

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’: Marvel Lives Up to its Name

By Anthony Peyton, Edited by Julia Wilson

Avengers: Infinity War is by far the most hyped up movie of this year (just ahead of Black Panther, yet another Marvel sensation) and it deserves the hype. Everywhere you look on the jam packed screen is another hero with a new bruise, stab, or fatal wound.

This is not a movie for you if you’re the type who hates to see superheroes die. Although I won’t say who, that’s exactly what this movie is. Avengers: The Death of Tons of People You’ve Come to Love is a more suitable name.

One of my absolute favorite things about this movie is how well it connects the last ten years of Marvel movies, from Iron Man to Spider-Man: Homecoming and does better than most movie companies at shoving them together into one endless movie (it has “infinity” in the title for a reason, it’s nearly three hours long).

They built on the storylines of each of the previous movies, making it beneficial – but not required – to have seen most if not all of the previous films. They build on the storylines of Captain America’s shield, Thor’s Hammer, Iron Man’s new suit, Spider-Man’s new suit, Groot as a teenager, and so (so, so, so) many more.

Aside from the whole jam-packed-with-so-many-things-your-head-explodes, the acting was decent. There were definitely a few stand-outs, such as the stunning Elizabeth Olsen (who plays Wanda, the Scarlet Witch), Chris Evans (Portrays Guardians of the Galaxy’s Peter Quill), and Chris Hemsworth (Thor) to name just a few.

It was a pretty visually appealing film, with tons of planets that meet the needs of every superhero and every fight. Which helps, considering there are some superheroes who have their own story but never meet up with each other the entirety of the movie. Once again, I’m not here to spoil anything, so I’ll let you discover that for yourself. However, I will inform you that Ant-Man and Hawkeye aren’t in the movie at all, but that may have been a good thing as Ant-Man and The Wasp is coming later this year and I’m sure they didn’t want to screw up Ant-Man’s life as much as the others.

Make sure you stay for the credits as there is a post-credits scene as Marvel always does. Infinity War is no different.

Avengers: Infinity War was an overwhelming display of superheroes that no one can complain about because everyone asked for it. And oh boy did they deliver.


My Rating: 90%

Acting: 3.4/4

Cinematography: 3.6/4

Story: 3.7/4

Enjoyability: 3.7/4

Let’s Rank Marvel: 10 of the Best Movies in the MCU

In lieu of Avengers: Infinity War being released, we at BFS wanted to add our part to the Marvel craze. Today, we are ranking the top 10 best Marvel movies.

If you are easily enraged by opinions of Marvel or are against some of their movies, then please continue reading.

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  1. Thor

Meeting Thor for the first time was magical. Although the first Thor didn’t quite meet the satisfaction levels as Ragnarok, it was still a decent introduction to Thor and his hammer.

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  1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

With the introduction of Steve Rogers/Captain America comes his former best friend turned enemy, Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. This movie is filled with conspiracies and we love conspiracies at BFS. Also, The Winter Soldier proves to have one of the craziest storylines of any of the Avengers combined.

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  1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Quill and his group of unforgettable friends are back for yet another comedic mission to fight. This time, we get the pleasure of meeting baby Groot, which I don’t know about you but I love baby Groot and everything he does. This time we are also blessed with beautiful visual effects that actually ended up being nominated at the Oscars this year. If that doesn’t convince you enough to see your favorite team in action for the second time, I don’t know what will.

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  1. Thor: Ragnarok

In the third film in the Thor franchise, Thor teams up with the Hulk and a Valkyrie to save his home planet of Asgard. What makes this one so good is its use of incredibly unique characters and incredibly unique places to convey probably the most unique story that Thor has yet been a part of. Also, one of the most bada** villains, too.

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     7. Captain America: Civil War

What can we say about this film other than Team Iron Man and Team Captain America. Although they are all considered to be good guys, these two battle it out as other notable superheroes join their sides. Check it out if you’ve ever wanted to see a duel between Black Panther and the Winter Soldier.

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  1. Black Panther

Considering it’s broken records this year, it would be wrong to not include this in our list. Fans, like us, absolutely adore and rave over this movie’s emotional storyline, incredible CGI, and lovely characters. And let’s be honest, T’Challa/Black Panther’s sister Shuri is who we really go to this movie for. I mean, who doesn’t love a highly intelligent, tech savvy princess.

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  1. Guardians of the Galaxy

To say that this movie was great is an understatement. It’s so much more and continues to give as each movie releases. Imagine mixing 70’s and 80’s nostalgia with Star Wars. This would give you Guardians and it’s quirky, macho protagonist Quill.

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  1. The Avengers

When this movie was released, it had been the most anticipated movie that entire year. Everyone – adults and kids alike – were obsessed with the idea of all their favorite superheroes in the same team fighting the same villains. And, quite frankly, it lived up to the hype. This was before Steve Rogers and Tony Stark started having beef, so everyone was happy and excited to be a part of the most powerful group of people on the planet.

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  1. The Avengers: Infinity War

All that we’ll say (until our review tomorrow) is that this movie will leave you speechless and, honestly, hurt.

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  1. Iron Man

The one that started it all. Captain America who? Tony Stark didn’t need superhuman powers to be Iron Man. He used his brain (and money) to build a nearly indestructible suit and a life force after being captured. He’s the ‘better’ Batman and the actual leader of the Avengers.

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  1. Captain America: The First Avenger

It was an incredibly difficult feat to decide how to introduce the ultimate leader of the Avengers with as much power and American courage as possible. On top of that, they had to tell the story through the very much real eyes of War, specifically the war on HYDRA. Seeing the creation of the Super Soldier through such a vintage light was absolutely amazing that even Marvel knew that they successfully conveyed not only the beginnings of Steve Rogers story, but also the beginnings of the Avengers.