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Actor Ryan Reynolds and producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller
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Reviewed by Bakersfield on August 29th, 2016
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Reynolds, Form and Fuller are watching the film together and it's clear from the start that they're good pals. Reynolds, who is obviously proud of the movie, starts off this track by introducing the other two guys and together they hit the ground running by describing the way they wanted to present the opening sequence ('As real as possible', says Fuller).
Reynolds (being Reynolds) drops a few funny jokes - mainly in the first 10-15 minutes - but overall I have to say this is a pretty straightforward commentary that will definitely make you appreciate the movie even more. We get to learn from Reynolds himself what it's like to shoot a sex scene in front of a film crew (he's not a fan of that) and fortunately for me (huge film score fan) Form and Fuller spend a few minutes talking about Steve Jablonsky and his great, atmospheric score for the movie.
Some other interesting bits from the commentary: a lot of talk about the scary moments and how they were developed, the so-called "milking" in the horror genre, how the prop guys actually got their stuff, stunt work, potential sequel, and interestingly the guys point out some of the on-screen goofs (like having a few 2005 cars in a movie that takes place in the 70's). Even though they're producers Form and Fuller are very, very knowledgeable (in terms of filming a movie) and if you have no idea who's talking you would probably think that they're the directors of this film. Reynolds is equally engaging and pretty honest about the stuff he likes and doesn't like. He also admits that things got too intense during the "Put your hands up there" scene with Jesse James, and mentions the most demanding sequence for him.
Overall, a nice, informative commentary with no dead air that would certainly please the fans of the movie.
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