Thursday, May 17, 2018

seeing "Deadpool 2" tonight, goddammit

Unbelievable. I wanted to see the 10AM showing of "Deadpool 2," this morning, so I stood outside my building to wait for a cab. Cabs normally come by with some frequency, but just like yesterday, there were absolutely no cabs for the twenty minutes that I waited. I do have Kakao Taxi (the Über-like ride-hailing service that's standard in Korea), but to use that app, you need to make a judgment call fairly early on because its takes a taxi several minutes to arrive at your location. I suppose I could also have taken the subway to the cinema, but that's a pain in the ass because I have to transfer en route. No me gusta.

So what I'm going to do tonight is leave work a bit early, scurry over to Jamshil Lotte World Mall a bit after 9PM, and buy a ticket for an 11:20PM showing of "Deadpool 2," which I hope won't be sold out. "Deadpool" has knocked "Infinity War" off its #1 perch, hogging 73.4% of all ticket sales at the moment ("Infinity War," now in second place, has a 12.85% share). I hope the movie does well internationally and in the US, but I know there's no way it's going to rake in as much money as "Infinity War," which is the tentpole movie to end all tentpole movies.

1 comment:

John from Daejeon said...

Here's a bit of interesting Deadpool background from the olden days when he was Cable's sidekick and a wannabe member of the New Mutants pre-X-Force days.

I'd even forgotten that he even killed his best bud, Spider-Man.