There is no shortage of tutorials for basically anything on YouTube these days and every single video seems to follow the same formula. The host starts with an obnoxious “wassup guys” intro that goes on for too long, eye-watering captions and graphics, the actual tutorial itself, and an annoying goodbye segment thanking everyone for watching before begging viewers to “smash that like” button and “don’t forget to subscribe.” Ugh.
It’s all incredibly annoying and yet it is all over YouTube like a plague.
The latest chap to join in on this irritating bandwagon is Ryan Reynolds, who released a make-up tutorial video as a promotional thing for his movie, Detective Pikachu. But unlike every other make-up tutorial video out there, his is an absolute blast as it is essentially him taking the absolute piss out of the concept the entire time.
For 60 beautiful seconds, Ryan goes full YouTube make-up artist mode in showing everyone what he does to get ready to play Detective Pikachu and every single line he says is comedic gold.
Apparently all he needs is a black stensil (available at the nearest movie studio closest to you) to apply a bunch of black dots on his face and he’s Instagram ready. Oh and as a last thing for all those wanting to play Detective Pikachu like Ryan, you’ll want to “send you face to an Oscar-winning visual effects company who can render the final product using multi-million dollar technology,” but that’s no biggie.
Eat you your method-acting heart out, Daniel Day-Lewis.
It may be slightly different to the antics he pulled for Deadpool since Detective Pikachu is a kid-friendly movie and all, but Ryan’s promo game is absolutely on point once again and his comedic chops have never been better. In fact, it’s getting to the stage where we’re more interested in watching all the pisstaking marketing stuff he gets up to for all his films than the actual film itself.
Can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve for the upcoming Free Guy but we’re absolutely smashing that “like” button on everything he pumps out.