20th Century Fox held the first screenings for Deadpool 2 last night and let critics tweet out their initial reactions.
The reactions so far have been mostly positive, with some critics stating that Deadpool 2 is the perfect sequel and in many ways, better than the original. Of course, there is a lot of praise for Ryan Reynolds’ Merc with a Mouth, but the critics also seem to be loving Josh Brolin’s Cable and Zazie Beetz’ Domino. It’s also worth noting that the post-credits scene is getting a lot of attention in these reactions, with a large number of critics stating that it’s the greatest post-credits scene of all-time.
See the reactions below:
So, #DEADPOOL2 is the perfect sequel. Doubles down on everything that fans love about the original, and fixes some of that film’s issues. Huge, huge laughs that play the audience like a fiddle. @VancityReynolds destroys as Wade. Great action, fantastic comic nods. A killer ride! pic.twitter.com/KaM8gUT2Jf
— Sean O’Connell (@Sean_OConnell) 10 May 2018
Happy to report ‘Deadpool 2’ is a lot of fun and had me laughing beginning to end. Stuff after the credits is *awesome*. All the people added to the film were perfectly cast. Avoid spoilers. Always makes it a better experience. pic.twitter.com/4Q3Kr1ARPh
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) 10 May 2018
Liked DEADPOOL 2 way more than the first. Smarter, funnier, and with 100% more Ricky Baker.
— Rachel Simon (@Rachel_Simon) 10 May 2018
I didn’t like the first Deadpool. DEADPOOL 2 beat me into submission until I was actually enjoying myself. Also it features my now favorite post credit scene.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) 10 May 2018
#Deadpool2: I’ll say this, it earns the hell out of that R rating. And the cameos. And the post-credit scenes.
— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) 10 May 2018
I liked DEADPOOL 2 more than the first one (which I wasn’t a huge fan of). Slow to start but all the stuff with X-Force and Cable (and Peter!) works surprisingly well.
— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) 10 May 2018
Just saw Deadpool 2. Might need a sick day since I pulled a rib laughing
— Adrian Leiser (@APLeiser) 10 May 2018
The post-credits scene at the end of Deadpool 2 is so great.
— Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) 10 May 2018
Deadpool 2 is better than Infinity War🤫
— alex (@alex_abads) 10 May 2018
Just saw early screening of Deadpool 2, AMAZING pic.twitter.com/fiUnn7xL4v
— Jonathan Gamez (@jonathangamez29) 10 May 2018
DEADPOOL 2: A 113-minute Honest Trailer that steals its best scene from MACGRUBER. Josh Brolin’s third-best summer movie. Criminal misuse of Julian Dennison. Your ten-year-old son’s new favourite movie. It will make $1-billion.
— Barry Hertz (@HertzBarry) 10 May 2018
— Jason Guerrasio (@JasonGuerrasio) 10 May 2018
As someone who was a massive fan of Deadpool and the comics, I’ve been in constant fear about the sequel. It’s very rare for a sequel (especially a comedy) to capture the magic of the first movie, but having seen these reactions, I’m all the more excited to see the film on Tuesday and see if my own opinion lines up with the ones above.
Are you more/less excited to see Deadpool 2 having seen these reactions? Let me know in the comments section!