When fans scored tickets to a handful of special screenings of as-yet unseen Deadpool footage, they wound up getting much more than they bargained for. Instead of just a few new clips or a even a look at a new scene or two, attendees at these screenings were treated to the entire movie (still marginally unfinished), as well as the presence of key members of the cast and crew. Granted, the unexpected nature of these screenings may color the initial reactions somewhat, but the general gist of what’s coming out of these shows on both coasts is that Deadpool freaking rules and fans seem like they’re more than satisfied.
Well, hell, you guys. They went and made an amazingly awesome, fun, exciting #Deadpool movie. It's outstanding.— Lucas Siegel (@LucasSiegel) January 19, 2016
This is how I just spent my afternoon! OFFICIALLY ONE OF MY FAVORITE MARVEL MOVIES OF ALL TIME. SO GOOD! pic.twitter.com/6bMTVusfGi— Nadeshot (@Nadeshot) January 19, 2016
This #deadpool fan's happy. Really fun movie. Overall plot's standard, but consistently strong comedy, fan service & action overshadow that.— Gregg Katzman (@GreggKatzman) January 19, 2016
Just saw early screening of Deadpool. The movie is fucking amazing. Everything I was hoping for from the Merc with a Mouth! #deadpool— Rachel Howard (@racheljhoward) January 19, 2016
One of the biggest concerns going into Deadpool was how the violence, sex, and profanity would impact the film—the source material doesn’t exactly lend itself to the standard superhero PG-13 approach. These worries were put to bed early on as star Ryan Reynolds, director Tim Miller, and others assured fans it would be an R-rated affair, and that red band trailer certainly backed these claims up. It’s also apparently over-the-top enough that it won’t be able to screen in China, at least not in its current form, which is promising.
From these early responses, it certainly sounds like the cast and crew did the Merc with the Mouth proud. People are already so stoked on Deadpool that they want to see it again.
If you were one of the lucky people who were privy to one of these screenings, good for you, we’re not totally jealous or anything. That’s a lie, we are very jealous. The good news, however, is that the rest of us only have a few more weeks to wait before we see Deadpool for ourselves as it opens on February 12, just in time for Valentine’s Day. How many of you are already planning a romantic holiday excursion to check this out?