Body-switching comedy movies have become a big enough genre, in themselves, that these films no longer even need to try and tell the story of two people who switch bodies. That's what I took away from The Change-Up, the new movie starring Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman.
For every Freaky Friday, there are a hundred Hot Chicks. Hollywood loves to bombard us with terrible comedies about contrived magical mix-ups, in which somebody learns something meaningful about life and stuff.
Every summer, there's at least one movie underdog that takes audiences by storm. A movie that doesn't belong to an established series or feature a fan-favorite character, but still wins us over. A hit original amongst sequels and reboots.
Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman have revamped the body-trading classic Freaky Friday into a swear-filled adult comedy, The Change-Up. And if you don't think two grown men swapping bodies can be hysterically funny, this trailer may surprise you.
Could this be the biggest movie summer of all time? It's sure looking like it. Almost every weekend features at least one, and maybe two or three, movies with a science fiction, fantasy or comics pedigree.
Legions of Deadpool fans are waiting anxiously for the Merc With A Mouth's spin-off movie, hoping it'll redress Wade Wilson's mistreatment in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. But Ryan Reynolds told us he'll either star in Deadpool or R.I.P.D... but not both.