Friday, February 12, 2016

Deadpool fans team-up for the Ultimate Comic Book Movie Party

by contributing writer Ezli Sheiful



Seeing a different kind-of red this CNY.

Shoppers at Tropicana City Mall might think they're going crazy after seeing multiple Deadpools recently when the Rule of 4th wall has been broken to over 44th wall at the Ultimate Comic Book Movie Party. Deadpool fans, comic book geeks, and movie lovers were invited for the craziest party and special movie screening organised by 20th Century Fox in partnership with Outpost Productions, Comic Fiesta, Lil' Monsters, Thyme Out and Golden Screen Cinemas.

Party guests autograph their attendance.

Prizes being given away at the party.

Chimichanga sampling for everyone.

Deadpool merchandise available from Lil' Monsters at Jaya Shopping Centre.

Try your merc skills on the Deadpool video game courtesy of Zendersons Store.

Party emcee, MC Beatz in the house.

After hundreds of camera flashes & many a Deadpool introducing themselves to each other, the party started with a food fight but not a typical food fight (although we wished we can do that!). The Chimichanga Eating Challenge pitted 5 brave souls to stuff their faces with Deadpool's favourite makan. Given upto 3 minutes, each challenger had to consume as many chimichangas as possible, supported by cheers from their fellow supporters.


Explaining the rules & regulation of Chimichanga Eating Challenge.

Final words by contestant Wan Muhammad (left) before the battle:
"If anything happens to me, pass this lightsaber to my children".

On your mark, get set, EAT!



It's harder with the mask on.

After the judges thorough inspection, the winner is...

Chimichanga Eating Challenge Champion: Robin Tan

Runner-up: Mogi

Prizes were given out by Azim (right) from Thyme Out cafe & food truck.

Next up, the Dance Off Contest where participants compete 1-on-1 showing their most impressive moves on the dance floor. But before that, the dance battles was disrupted by noisy crowd outside of the event hall!

Deadpool cosplayers dance parade enter to officiate the dance floor.

"May I have this dance?" Two shy Deadpools breaking the ice.

Deadpool & Kung-Pool with under the belly dance routine.

One Deadpool goes down on all fours...

...and the dance floor gets 18+.
 Lala Adella with the most shocking moves

Nuzaru Zaine fights back!

Ewan going low.

The battle heats up under the beat of Shoop by Salt N Pepa.

Wham's "Careless Whisper" got Spidey in the mood.

The crowd thinks this is a proposal!
Ini menari ke wrestling?

Runner-up for Dance Off Contest: Ewan.

And the Dance Off Champion is Iqbal!

Prizes of Deadpool merchandise presented by Raz (right) from Lil' Monsters.

And finally, the event that everyone was waiting for: the Cosplay "Mouth-Off Competition". Each Deadpool cosplayer not only had to show-off the best costume but also prove their worthiness to hold the title of the "Merc with a Mouth".

Jared of Comic Fiesta & MC Beatz got carried away demonstrating the Mouth Off .

That Hello Kitty bag is the ultimate weapon to win this.

It was filled with 'your momma' joke.

Who's the loser?

Huat Ah! Huat Ah! Don't fight ah!

BTW, God of Prosperity was giving out Deadpool currency.

3rd Place goes to Chris Foo, Kung-pool God of Prosperity.

Runner-up goes to Nicholas Law, The Merc with a Hello Kitty Bag, winning another bag.

Champion of Cosplay Mouth Off Competition: Louis Dorall!

All together now for the Ultimate Comic Book Movie Party!

Let's all "salute" before the movie screening commence.

Check the live action from this video:


The Ultimate Comic Book Movie Party with Deadpool
The Ultimate Comic Book Movie Party for Deadpool rocked GSC Tropicana City Mall on Wednesday 10 February 2016. Over 140 Deadpool fans, comic book geeks, and movie lovers gathered to celebrate release of Deadpool in Malaysia with fun-filled activities plus chimichangas. Cosplayers showcased their best Deadpool personas in the Cosplay Competition whilst other guests flaunted dead cool moves in the Dance Off Contest. "Mercs with Mouths" also got to stuff their face in the Chimichanga Eating Challenge.Check out the action and what party guests had to say about the Deadpool Movie.#Deadpool #MYdeadpoolParty #ThisIsDeadCoolBased upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.Deadpool now showing in cinemas nationwide.¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Music credit: "Funky Chunk" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
Posted by 20th Century Fox on Thursday, 11 February 2016



Here's what guests had to say after the Deadpool movie special screening:

"There is nothing more satisfactory than the amount of 4th walls broken in the movie! I rate it a 5/4......because it broke the 4th wall." - Nabil Abdulaziz

"A faithful translation of Deadpool from comics to big screen, given the short 2-hour time frame. Not for children or sensitive adults. 4 out of 5 stars." - Sean Eu 

"The movie was beyond my expectation. It was so fun, so epic, totally going to watch again after this. 4.5 out of 5 stars." - Fatto Fatt (left).
"Deadpool was a great and fantastic movie. It's totally different from all the other Marvel movie that I've seen. Non-stop fun and feels at the same time. It totally went over my expectation. 10/10 would watch again for 10 more times. 5 out of 5 stars." - Nuzaru Zaine (right).

"A superhero movie like never before, every scenes counts and mind blown!! 4 out of 5 stars." - Wan Muhammad

"Well as for someone who is Deadpool fan, this movie is well produce and we totally can see the Deadpool character come to life. This movie also can adapt very well with someone who is not Deadpool / Marvel fan. 4.5 out of 5 stars." - Iqbal Noor Azizi 

More photos at our Outpost Productions Facebook Album and 20th Century Fox Malaysia Facebook Album. Plus associated articles by Cinema Online, Metros Events and The Hyped Geek.

Also check out our Guide to Deadpool and Filem Review.

Deadpool is now showing in cinemas nationwide.

UPDATE 16 FEBRUARY 2016 (source ComicBook.com):

Deadpool Banks Enormous US$260 Million Global Opening Weekend

Deadpool has debuted to a global total of around US$260 million, with the international box office numbers now in at US$125 million and a US$135 million U.S. domestic bow.

That makes it one of the most successful openings for a comic book movie ever, and the second highest-grossing R-rated comic book movie of all time already, behind only 300 with its $210 million box office haul. Expect Deadpool to pass that by this time next week, unless it has a monumental drop in its second weekend.

Exhibitor Relations shared a breakdown of the film's biggest foreign markets:
DEADPOOL int'l update: UK ($20M) RUS ($12M) OZ ($10M) FRA ($8.6M) TAI ($8.2M) MEX ($7.7M) GER ($7M) BRZ ($5.8M) HK ($3.8M) MALA (US$2.9M / MYR12M)

Deadpool also has the benefit of being made relatively inexpensively. Batman V Superman is expected to take in about US$150 million domestically in its opening weekend (albeit by the same experts who projected US$75 for Deadpool, so take that for what it's worth), but that movie cost about four times what it took to make Deadpool. Ditto Avengers: Age of Ultron, which opened to a massive US$190 million but cost US$250 million to produce. Batman V Superman cost "just" US$200 million according to the numbers currently available -- but Deadpool managed this massive opening on a US$58 million budget and the seemingly boundless creativity of its marketing team.


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