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posted by cjorgensen at 7:07 AM on March 22, 2016 [8 favorites]


User commenting before even clicking on the article to give her opinion on the subject of the article.

(the titles for deadpool were pretty great, but overall I thought the 4th wall breaking and metaness of the movie as a whole was a little on the nose and got kind of annoying, and I worry for Negasonic Teenage Warhead because I like her a lot but she's eventually going to turn 20 or die.)
posted by sparklemotion at 7:12 AM on March 22, 2016 [4 favorites]


Metafilter: a quote from a previous comment that's funnier out of context.
posted by AzraelBrown at 7:12 AM on March 22, 2016 [8 favorites]


Deadpool: much Meta, no Filter.
posted by sapagan at 7:20 AM on March 22, 2016 [18 favorites]


This was a great piece - just technical enough, but still informative.
posted by synthetik at 7:50 AM on March 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


User trolling for favorites with witty comment.

Shoot, that one has already been taken.
posted by leotrotsky at 7:53 AM on March 22, 2016 [3 favorites]


Seconds into the credits, when I realized the shtick (e.g. "an overpaid tool"), I laughed so, so very hard. Can't remember laughing that hard in a movie in a long time. It was almost cathartic.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 8:01 AM on March 22, 2016 [2 favorites]


I hate myself for thinking this, because I am so tired of comic book movies, but that opening title sequence was very nice and I might have to see this movie.
posted by idiopath at 8:04 AM on March 22, 2016


I really do want to see Keira Knightley as Cable.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 8:04 AM on March 22, 2016 [12 favorites]


User innocently remarks that no one has brought up inevitable thread-ending derail.

Tangentially related link.
posted by mubba at 8:29 AM on March 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


I worry for Negasonic Teenage Warhead because I like her a lot but she's eventually going to turn 20 or die.

You know X-Men are allowed to change their monikers, right? Otherwise Jean Grey would still be stuck as Marvel Girl.
posted by Faint of Butt at 8:30 AM on March 22, 2016


Having now seen it twice in the theaters, I've got to say, Deadpool holds up really well on a rewatch (even when people keep bringing their damn preteens aaaaargh); it's not just about the jokes coming out of nowhere. I'm looking forward to owning it on disc.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 8:33 AM on March 22, 2016 [2 favorites]


You know X-Men are allowed to change their monikers, right? Otherwise Jean Grey would still be stuck as Marvel Girl.

I don't think that's established canon anywhere outside of the comics -- a brief search didn't show any evidence of name changes in the animated series or movies.

Also, how is she going to find a better name? Negasonic Millennial Warhead just doesn't have the same ring.
posted by sparklemotion at 8:41 AM on March 22, 2016


I seriously cannot even begin to tell you how much I appreciated this movie. I was having a really terrible, drama-filled, horror show of a week and it somehow managed to be both funny and cathartic from the get-go, titles included. I walked in having little idea of what to expect and I was super, super pleased.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 8:50 AM on March 22, 2016 [3 favorites]


Negasonic Twentysomething Warhead
posted by fings at 8:53 AM on March 22, 2016 [10 favorites]


I really do want to see Keira Knightley as Cable.

Agreed!
posted by mstokes650 at 9:01 AM on March 22, 2016 [2 favorites]


I don't go to the movies too much, but I saw this. I found it to be one of the better superhero movies in a while. After starting with this scene, the movie jumps around in time, and we eventually get back to this opening sequence in real time, and it makes sense. Lots of payoff in the storytelling.

In other words: Highly recommended!
posted by frecklefaerie at 9:21 AM on March 22, 2016


Having now seen it twice in the theaters, I've got to say, Deadpool holds up really well on a rewatch (even when people keep bringing their damn preteens aaaaargh); it's not just about the jokes coming out of nowhere. I'm looking forward to owning it on disc.

I can't even wait for the DVD extras!
posted by chainsofreedom at 9:37 AM on March 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


People get all uptight about spoilers but reading detail about that opening sequence made it much more interesting. Really interesting discussion about comic timing, and leaving stuff out being as or more important.

Pony request: Give the Mods more power and freedom to delete non-funny posts and tune threads for FUN!
posted by sammyo at 9:37 AM on March 22, 2016


I thought it was going to be a link to this article by the guy who created the Deadpool logo, which I though was pretty interesting.

/Drop of related link that I've been meaning to create an FPP about but am I either too lazy to do or too unsure if it's worth a whole FPP.
posted by benito.strauss at 9:43 AM on March 22, 2016 [3 favorites]


Also, how is she going to find a better name?
Return the favour to Monster Magnet and pinch one of their old song titles? Off the top of my head I'm thinking Superjudge, Baby Götterdämerung or Freak Shop USA work. Probably not Ego The Living Planet though, ha!
posted by comealongpole at 9:55 AM on March 22, 2016 [3 favorites]


My favorite part of the leadup to the movie was that Marvel put up a billboard reading

💀💩L

And followed that up with online ads for SKULLPOOPL.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 10:06 AM on March 22, 2016 [10 favorites]


Ego the Living Planet has been a Marvel character since 1966, although the movie rights probably belong to Disney right now.

Baby Götterdämerung would be a pretty cool superhero name, and would suit NTW's (cinematic universe) powers, too.
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:06 AM on March 22, 2016 [3 favorites]


You know X-Men are allowed to change their monikers, right? Otherwise Jean Grey would still be stuck as Marvel Girl.

Isn't Jean Grey just her name?
posted by beerperson at 11:16 AM on March 22, 2016


Isn't Jean Grey just her name?

Yes. AKA Marvel Girl, AKA Phoenix, AKA Dark Phoenix.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 11:20 AM on March 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


It was the start of school vacation. It was Valentines Day. I dropped our kids off at the grandparents, got home, gave my wife flowers, a balloon and a stuffed bear. We had dinner reservations. And my wife says to me the most romantic thing she could have said to me.

"Cancel the reservations, lets go see Deadpool."

She gets me. She really gets me.
posted by Nanukthedog at 1:02 PM on March 22, 2016 [6 favorites]


Did Guardians of the Galaxy start this new trend of playing nostalgic 1970s classics completely out of context in action/sci fi movies? (The Martian did it too, but it was annoying in that flick IMO.) thought).
posted by Liquidwolf at 1:50 PM on March 22, 2016


I think you could probably point a finger at Tarantino way before GotG.
posted by RustyBrooks at 1:55 PM on March 22, 2016 [2 favorites]


Beats the hell out of nu-metal, that's for sure.
posted by Faint of Butt at 2:11 PM on March 22, 2016


+1 aerial wedgie
posted by chavenet at 3:47 PM on March 22, 2016


MetaFilter: The Real Heroes Here
posted by brundlefly at 3:50 PM on March 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Additional bean plating
posted by humanfont at 3:55 PM on March 22, 2016


I didn't read the article because I haven't seen the movie yet, just the trailer, but:

Did they really just juxtapose the phrase SOME DOUCHEBAG with a reference to Rob Liefeld?

Cause, if so, that's the funniest thing since ... I traced some porn and put pouches on it.
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 8:57 PM on March 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


I really do want to see Keira Knightley as Cable.

Son, have you heard the word of Clancy Brown, or his disciple: Stephen Lang?

(Wait, did I miss a jest?)
posted by Mezentian at 4:53 AM on March 23, 2016


I traced some porn and put pouches on it.

Oh, hey Greg Land. Welcome to Metafilter.
posted by Mezentian at 4:53 AM on March 23, 2016 [5 favorites]


The Martian did it too, but it was annoying in that flick IMO.

While GoG did it as a specific directorial choice, not really connected to the source material, The Martian did it because it was actually a plot point from the book.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 8:02 AM on March 23, 2016


(Wait, did I miss a jest?)

It's an end-credits thing.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 10:32 AM on March 23, 2016


I have to admit, I've not been really into seeing this film until now.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 8:21 PM on March 23, 2016


I have to admit, I've not been really into seeing this film until now.

I've not many people who have not enjoyed it.
I've also been surprised at the love given to it by people who basically come to see cape films with me grudgingly.

It's an end-credits thing.

Huh.
I was all about the Ferris.
#SaveFerris.
posted by Mezentian at 4:32 AM on March 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


We ended up going tonight and laughing quite a bit. The line about which Professor Xavier it was going to be might have been the best thing, though it's hard to choose.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 10:49 PM on March 27, 2016


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