Prepare to watch one of the funniest tributes to John Hughes' Ferris Bueller's Day Off! This week's new video from Darth Blender joins two different universes in one amazing mashup everybody must see, specially if you have a nerd heart. Apparently apart in many ways, both universes are mixed here and makes us think: what if Marvel's Deadpool had a day off, directed by John Hughes? Take a look on the link below.
It's good to remember that we're now living exactly 30 years after Paramount premiered the movie (the exact date was June 13th, 1986). Several events are happening all around the world, and include exhibitions of originals and even TV specials in many countries. But the thing is that we can easily establish several relations between the classic comedy movie and our anti-hero Deadpool, making things even more interesting. Don't believe me? Follow us on these five aspects that make the two movies more alike than you ever thought they could be.
1. The Refractoriness.
The adventures of Ferris Bueller, his girlfriend and his friend is a dream to every teenager. Being cocky enough to "borrow" a Ferrari and spend the day in all manner of crazy adventures in the big city while the school's director has nothing to prove that he is actually faking illness. This is probably the most revolutionary thing an adolescent could do on their youth, and still Bueller is not a criminal, nor a delinquent. We all love and support him as the audience, actually!
Deadpool follow the same steps on comics (and at his solo movie). He is stubborn, satiric, full of black humor and acid on language. His personality has nothing to do with other Marvel characters like Spider-Man or Captain America, but that's not a problem for us. We like him exactly because of that! Bueller and Deadpool are our imperfect heroes, almost bad boys, far away from classic role models. And all of that makes them even more interesting.
2. The Contemporaneity.
Just five years split these two characters apart, what makes them a reference to the same generation. Ferris Bueller's Day Off was one of the most watched movies at the 1986 American summer, and Deadpool's first appearence was in The New Mutants #98, dated from February 1991. It means that their creators (as well as their audiences) share the same world at the same time, so probably the coincidences are much more recognizable.
3. The Unexpected Success.
John Hughes confessed several times that the script from Bueller's movie was written in only two days. Besides that, many of the scenes were filmed with much improvisation from the cast, and critic reception at the time wasn't great. The movie definetely wasn't meant to be a success in tickets, specially when you see the other titles from that year: Platoon, Top Gun, the fourth movie from Star Trek series, the third from Police Academy and so on. But the final result was spectacular, with more than 70 million dollars only in domestic gross, achieving the 10th highest point of 1986 ranking.
On the other hand, Deadpool was created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza as a supervillain! His popularity grew, he started to make guest appearances in a number of different Marvel Comics until the point he received his own miniseries, in 1993. And this year's solo movie wasn't less impressive: it has already grossed more than 770 million dollars worldwide, still running in some countries. Its budget? Less than 60 million, or only 20% of what was spent in Captain America: Civil War.
4. The Soundtracks.
Have you ever paid attention to their soundtracks? They are as eclectic as we want them to be, mixing different styles and making us remember each important scene from both movies.
In Ferris Bueller's Day Off we have the electronic music "Oh Yeah" from Yello, the slow ballad "Jeannie" from Hugo Montenegro, the jazz "Danke Schöen" from Wayne Newton and, of course, the rock and roll "Twist And Shout" from The Beatles! In Deadpool we go from 1960s Neil Sedaka "Calendar Girl" to the contemporary hip hop of Salt N Pepa "Shoop", but let's not forget of Juice Newton ("Angel Of The Morning"), Junkie XL (several ones) and even George Michel ("Careless Whisper")!
5. The 'Forth Wall" Rule.
This is a concept widely used in TV, theatre, movies, comics and even video games. It is the imaginary "wall" at the front of the stage in a traditional three-walled box set in a proscenium theatre, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play. Of course, our two characters here do not follow these rules! Bueller talks and interacts with the audience several times along the movie (a skill that was wisely explored on the mashup video, by the way), and that is a characteristic of Deadpool since its beginning in comics.
Although this seems to be regular nowadays, it wasn't much used 30 years ago, specially in Hollywood cinema. And Deadpool's final scene clearly pays tribute to Ferris Bueller by exploring the skill. Watch the YouTube video until the end and don't miss it!
Funny, acid, rebels. It doesn't matter, we all love Ferris Bueller and Deadpool. They made our moments more amusing several times and see them together is just an incredible delight. Do you agree? Share this article, comment. Let's be as daring as them!