What’s the Early Buzz on ‘Deadpool’?

Drew Dietsch

As I’ve said beforeDeadpool could bring about some big changes in the superhero cinema world. Its raunchy humor, wanton violence, and self-aware sensibilities make it poised to deliver something we haven’t seen yet when it comes to spandex-wearing do-gooders. But will the film be any good?

Fans in New York and Los Angeles were treated to a surprise screening of the film under the guise of an extended preview. This was a great strategy by the film’s marketing team since primarily fans of the property would show up to such an event. The response to the film? Overwhelmingly positive, with quite a few of the attendees labeling it “the best Marvel movie.”

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Now, of course this was a room full of surprised Deadpool fans, but that’s the audience that this movie was made for: the fans. Whether the film will be able to branch out to a mainstream audience remains to be seen, but if you love the character of Wade Wilson you should put your mind at ease. From these test screenings, the consensus is a resounding “Yes!”

Start cooking up some chimichangas. Deadpool breaks your fourth wall on February 12.

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Drew Dietsch
Drew Dietsch has written for CHUD.com, the News-Press, WhatCulture, and releases a weekly film review podcast, The Drew Reviews Podcast. He'll yak your ear off about horror movies, Jaws, RoboCop, and/or Batman if you let him.