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I don't remember Ryan Reynolds trying to outdo Robin Williams as a comedian when he first played disfigured mercenary Deadpool as a villain in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

This time, he looks like Spider-Man's funky, wisecracking joke-a-minute cousin jumping about like a hyperactive monkey flashing samurai swords against baddies headed by Game Of Thrones' Ed Skrein and ex-MMA bada**, Gina Carano, who he says seems like a "less angry Rosie O'Donnell".

Somebody remembered this dude's a cheeky clown deep down. With this terrific trailer, all his previous embarrassing turns as that first dismal Deadpool and dud Green Lantern have been completely exorcised.


I'm quite sure this isn't a trailer for some kind of biopic about the everyday life of Brangelina.

Angelina Jolie sits on the bed with tears in her eyes, while Brad Pitt, with a little moustache looking like a dejected 1970s porn actor, languishes by the bar counter.

She walks on the edge of the sea cliff, he boozes forlornly in the dark.

"Do you hate me?" he asks her. She kicks him out of the bed and then slaps him with the full force of Hurricane Angry, while the trailer song coos: "It's the perfect day."

Apparently, Jolie, who also directs this movie, wrote the depressing drama years ago about a couple who go to a hotel by the sea to save their marriage.

Maybe that was just about the time she met Jennifer Aniston.

Tay Yek Keak

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 12, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - YKTRAILER12'. Subscribe