INTRO: Most of us are now familiar with all the digital streaming services in the market, thanks to the Novel Coronavirus. However, with time, more and more streaming platforms are shooting up and major companies like Disney and Apple try to capture the market piece by piece. Now, these streaming platforms accompany hundreds, nay thousands of flicks, and television shows. However, popular actor, Ryan Reynolds’ new streaming service only offers one movie.
The Deadpool protagonist has always been a brand ambassador of the telecom, Mint Mobile. Now, the star has come up together with his own digital streaming service dubbed “Mint Mobile+”. The announcement came via a tweet (below) from the actor recently during which he wrote, “Every tech company needs a streaming service. So…Ryan Reynolds introducing Mint Mobile +. The world’s most affordable streaming service!”.
Every tech company needs a streaming service. So… introducing Mint Mobile +. The world’s most affordable streaming service! pic.twitter.com/lSMzeurKp8
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 12, 2020
Now, although the announcement sounded pretty serious, the video that follows reveals the reality. The actor launched the new platform free of charge, but it contains just one movie. Yes, that’s right!
Going to the particular website, which looks exactly like Netflix’s website, you’ll find the 2003 Canadian heist film, “Foolproof” altogether the boxes and categories. The film was directed by William Philips and guess who played the lead. Of course, Reynolds himself.
The website is crammed with the film under hilariously named categories like “Original Originals”, “Kind of Originals” and “Unoriginal Originals”. However, in each of the categories and therefore the boxes, the film features a different poster.
You can click any of them to start out the movie, and you’ll even take it to “Picture-in-Picture mode” for multitasking if that’s what you’re into.
So, by now you’ve got already got that this is often all a joke and therefore the name, “Mint Mobile Plus” is probably going mocking the present naming trend of streaming services. And with the state of the world right now, I don’t mind a digital joke like this one. So if you want to watch “Foolproof”, head to mintmobileplus.com.