The first movie... Deadpool.
I should preface this by saying that I am not a huge fan of comic book movies. I'm not a girl who instantly has to rush to the theater to see the latest Avengers or XMen movie. However, my husband is a fan and this weekend we finally got around to seeing Deadpool because we missed it in the theater. I have to say that I thought it was pretty funny but at the same time incredible raunchy. This is not a movie for kids by any means.
Deadpool is about a young man named, Wade who living in the prime of his life, he's young, he's got a great girlfriend but has an odd job. When he's hit with a terminal medical condition everything changes for him. Not wanting to burden his girlfriend he leaves in the middle of the night without saying goodbye to enter an experimental treatment program. This treatment program though isn't sanctioned in a hospital and he's told up front that it could cause some side effects even if the treatment does work. Luckily for Wade the treatment works but scars his body from head to toe. It also gives him the remarkable ability to regenerate limbs, take bullets without any problems and basically be indestructible. When his nemesis hits him where it hurts... his heart he's finally willing to face the demons and risk seeing her again.
The second movie... The Godfather Part I.
This movie is a classic and I had never watched it until this past week. Yep, it's true! I think because it's so long, I never actually sat down to watch it. The movie is a little over 4 hours long and I feel like it could have been condensed down to 2-3 hours. The movie itself was very good.
The Godfather follows the Italian family of Don Vito Corleone. The family lives and breathes the orders of Don. Don has connections everywhere from Politicians to shop owners. If he needs something done it gets done... no matter what the order is. If someone needs something done for them then they come to the Don but by coming to him, the person knows that they will later be called on for a favor by Don. The favor must be honored. Don has three sons one of them being Michael (Al Pacino). He doesn't want this life of organized crime for him. He's a war hero, a college graduate! He wants him far from this life.
When a hit is called on Don and he's gunned down, his son Sonny steps up to the plate. Michael tries to help the situation remain calm but ends up settling the score and is forced to flee the country and go to Italy. There he meets a beautiful woman and falls in love. When he gets new that he can return to America he does so but once he returns he joins in the family business.
At the same time Michael has a straight laced girlfriend who wonders what ever happened to their budding romance. Once Michael went to Italy she never heard from him again. Will she sit around and wait for him to one day return? Will Michael be able to go deep into the world of organized crime? Watch this classic and find out!