Ok me saying that they are awesome, and that I’m a GIANT Fan of both dudes just isn’t enough! I am honestly a big fan of them both and for a long long time. Starting with the amazing comic genius Rick Moranis who has been one of my favorite actors since I was a kid and first saw him in cinemas, and man did he make me crack up! Man ICONIC roles like the best spoof ever Spaceballs, best paranormal ghost movies ever Ghostbusters 1 & 2, Little Shop of Horrors, The Flintstones, Strange Brew, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, and folks we’re in for a treat! Because Wayne Szalinski is coming back with “Shrunk“which is in (pre-production) and it’s already in my top 5 most anticipated movies coming out in the next couple of years. I REALLY HOPE they do it when Theaters are at full capacity, and we’re over the current plandemic. But how cool is that? We’re getting a new movie with Wayne Szalinski and from the name. This will be good.
So when Ryan Reynolds called on the acting icon, who stepped away from Hollywood after his wife died of breast cancer years ago to raise his kids, and to me he is what I would call a real hero. But when Ryan called him he was able to be the first to help bring back one of the greats.
Remember and will always give him props because to put your entire career a side to do right by your kids, and late wife speaks volumes of the moral, and character of Rick Moranis as a man. I will never forget hearing the horrible news that he was leaving acting. I was crushed but understood who wouldn’t I mean the man had a major loss, and decided to take a step back from Hollywood a year after his wife, costume designer Ann Belsky, died in February 1991 of breast cancer. The couple shared two children “Rachel and Mitchell”. I applaud him for his bold, and wise move. That folks is a great parent.
Now I’ve been a big fan of Ryan Reynolds for 2 plus decades, and no it’s not cause of his Green Lantern role (Even tho it was good I don’t care what others say. I loved it, and have it on Blu Ray.) But I loved his old show “Two Guys, a girl and a Pizza place” and his earlier work like “Waiting” and loved him in Blade Trinity. He’s been one of my favorite current actors for many many years. And of course Green Lantern, and Deadpool most recently. Can’t wait for Deadpool 3, and perhaps his return as HAL JORDAN in the “Lantern Corp” movie DC has planned. I think that’s the name anyway.
But with the newest Mint Mobile owner now in charge man did he really bring out the star power in Rick Moranis!! WOW But he’s Deadpool and if Rick said no????????? Well the Merc with the Mouth might have had to go into his magic satchel and pull out his favorite weapon of choice! But then again who would win? DEAD POOL or “Dark Helmet” ? I KNOW! This one ain’t easy… Remember Dark Helmet had the power of the ever lasting Schwartz! But he was using the dark side of it, and we all know there is two sides to every Schwartz… But can he harness enough juice in his schwartz with his ring to overcome the Merc? Who knows!
With that sound logic in mind the Iconic actor Rick Moranis couldn’t say no to the offer he got from Reynolds who really wanted to land him and pull the star out of retirement to announce Mint Mobile’s first-ever unlimited plan in a very hilarious new ad, and man was it awesome. “It’s hard to believe that Mint Mobile has gone so long without an unlimited plan,” Reynolds, 43, says in the ad. “So, to introduce it, we brought in an actor we’ve all gone too long without: Rick Moranis.”
“So why am I here?” Moranis, 67, asks after Reynolds tells him he doesn’t actually have to promote the new plan.
“I’m a huge fan,” Reynolds explains. “Massive.” lol Aren’t we all Ryan? “That’s it?” Moranis asks before heading out of frame. “See ya,” he says. And those 25 seconds were glorious to watch. I sort of hope that rick is in Deadpool 3!!!!!
Mint Mobile’s new unlimited plan offers talk, text and data for $30 a month if you sign up for the year plan, and if you do the 3 month plan you get the $30 plan for that first 3 months, and then it only goes up to $40 if you keep it on a 3 month basis. You can keep it at $30 if you sign up for the entire year. Which I recommend so you save more $$$ which in today’s world folks this is a must.
In a statement, Reynolds explained how the commercial became reality and how much he was starstruck by Moranis on set. Yeah I bet lol “Like many Canadians and humans, I adore and worship Rick Moranis. From Strange Brew to Ghostbusters to Spaceballs to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, his performances and lines are burned into my brain and heart. We asked Rick to do this 8 days before our shoot kind of on a lark but after a few emails and a conversation, he agreed. And it was wonderful. Everyone on set was completely star struck, most of all me. We’re so grateful he came back and hope he stays back.”
One misconception is that the actor slowly left public life after her death to focus on being a single father, and had retired from the business. But this wasn’t the case as he told The Hollywood Reporter in 2015.
He’s never expressed regret at his decision and said “I was working with really interesting people, wonderful people,” he said. “I went from that to being at home with a couple of little kids, which is a very different lifestyle. But it was important to me.” He added, “I have absolutely no regrets whatsoever. My life is wonderful.” And sir. You’re a wonderful father, actor, and human being.