May be our time…
Note the adorable dumpster fire

Ryan Reynolds dropped a new minute-and-a-half-long commercial in which a devilish looking figure right out of “Legend” finds true love with a young lady in a deserted big city, in spite of or maybe because of quarantine conditions.

The ad is produced by Reynolds’ Maximum Effort – described in its Twitter bio as “a company that makes “movies, TV series, content and cocktails for the personal amusement of @VancityReynolds. We occasionally release them to the general public.”

“I just don’t want this year to end,” says the monstrous figure at the end, right after the happy couple has posed in front of a literal dumpster fire, as explosive fireballs rain down across a metropolitan skyline.

Former WWW wrestler Aaron W. Reed plays the devil. At six foot seven, Reed is the world’s tallest bodybuilder. Natalie Roy plays “2020”, the incarnation of what many have been unoficially acknowledging as “the year from hell”.

The video features a brilliant new version of Taylor Swift’s hit Love Story.

Taylor Swift and Ryan Reynolds

Swift posted on Twitter: “Okay so while my new re-records are NOT done, my friend @VancityReynolds asked me if he could use a snippet of one for a LOLsome commercial he wrote so… here’s a sneak peak of Love Story! Working hard to get the music to you soon!!”

It answers the musical question: Will Swift be recording soundalikes of her old material, or reinterpreting it for a new era? From this example, the answer would seem to be clearly the former.

Swift really means it when she’s said she wants to steer attention away from the Big Machine versions of her first six albums, the original masters of which were sold against her wishes. Now she is giving fans an alternative that serves exactly the same needs — or, just as importantly, gives advertisers and music supervisors that alternative.

Reynolds also owns two other companies, Mint Mobile, and Aviation Gin. is an online dating company based in Dallas Texas that claims to have 100M members. Are any of them supernatural meta-beings?

One thing’s for certain – Reynolds made them one hell of a memorable spot.

Update: We had previously reported that it was Reynolds in the costume. It isn’t. It’s actor and bodybuilder Aaron W. Reed, and the article has been revised to corrrect the misstatement.


David Raiklen
David Raiklen

David Raiklen wrote, directed and scored his first film at age 9. He began studying keyboard and composing at age 5. He attended, then taught at UCLA, USC and CalArts. Among his teachers are John Williams and Mel Powel.
He has worked for Fox, Disney and Sprint. David has received numerous awards for his work, including the 2004 American Music Center Award. Dr. Raiklen has composed music and sound design for theater (Death and the Maiden), dance (Russian Ballet), television (Sing Me a Story), cell phone (Spacey Movie), museums (Museum of Tolerance), concert (Violin Sonata ), and film (Appalachian Trail).
His compositions have been performed at the Hollywood Bowl and the first Disney Hall. David Raiken is also host of a successful radio program, Classical Fan Club.