Deadpool Defends Nickleback

Deadpool Defends Nickelback in New “Once Upon a Deadpool” Clip

For whatever flaws Deadpool has as a character, giving up easily and not defending what he believes in are not among them. In this latest clip from Once Upon a Deadpool, our red-clad anti-hero chastises his hostage Fred Savage, who lives up to his last name in mocking both the Deadpool franchise and Nickelback.

In response, Ryan Reynolds runs down the often-ridiculed Canadian rock band's sales figures and accolades, including Juno Awards ("Those count!"). Taken aback, Savage joins Reynolds in a rousing rendition of Nickelback's 2001 hit "How You Remind Me."

It's a funny bit, just don't tell Reynolds Community did it first (except with fellow Canadian rockers the Barenaked Ladies).

Once Upon a Deadpool opens Wednesday, December 12, and $1 of every ticket sold goes to F Cancer.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.