Everything seems to be coming up Deadpool as of late. Ever since the early test footage leaked back in late 2014, this film has been on the fast track to awesome. The studio, filmmakers, actors, and even marketing all seem to be in sync for this one, and the result has been fantastic thus far. Between the stellar casting of Reynolds (which most appreciated back in 2009), the R-rating of the picture, and the overall amazing marketing campaign, “Deadpool” is a film that seems primed to exceed initial expectations.
The recent screenings in LA and New York have also gone a long way to convince folks that this is a movie that even the not-so-comic-book-crazy may want to check out. As if the film needed any more help, one of Deadpool’s creators, Rob Liefeld backed up the film’s quality following one of those recent screenings (via Comic Book).
“This is my second time seeing it and it was even better than the first time. That sounds like something Deadpool would say. But, hereâ€™s the deal: twenty-five years worth of Deadpool. This movie comes out twenty-five years to the day we published him at Marvel, and you couldnâ€™t get a better gift if youâ€™re a Deadpool fan, and I have seen twenty-five years of stories come and go – and Rhett [Reese] and Paul [Wernick] will tell you – back in 2009 I freaked out when I read the screenplay because Deadpool has never ever been better than he was in that screenplay, and when I saw this movie six weeks ago I was like, ‘How much of this script will carry?’ and what you just saw is the best version of Deadpool I have ever experienced in my life.”
“Ryan [Reynolds], Paul [Wernick], Rhett [Reese], Tim [Miller], Simon [Kinberg] – the entire team – T.J. [Miller] – I mean, that movie is fantastic and, yeah, Iâ€™m supposed to be at home writing, but I wouldnâ€™t be up here taking the shots and – what Rhett said – for seven years, droning on Twitter and encourage you guys to not give up the fight if this movie wasnâ€™t as great as it is and it is – itâ€™s fantastic.”
You hear that? The best version of Deadpool in 25 years. That’s pretty amazing, especially coming from one of the guys who created the character. Of course, one can argue that that’s what the man is supposed to say. He can’t really berate the film before it hits theaters, right?
That may be all well and true, but this trumpeting of awesome really comes on the heels of a whole string of praises, great trailers, and promising news. Sure, the other big Marvel movies may have the extra flare and higher budgets, but with “Deadpool,” I think you can feel the passion behind it. Without a doubt, as a groundbreaking, R-rated comic book movie, this one is quite the passion project for all involved, and I just hope it lives up to the expectations it’s set for itself.
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“Deadpool” hits theaters on February 12, 2016.
SOURCE: Comic Book