I walked into Deadpool, hoping for an entertaining superhero adventure comedy. The movie was everything I wished for and more. The opening credits were one of the best intros that I have seen in awhile. You know immediately what you are in store for – and should leave if you don’t understand or like the jokes.
So, should you see the movie? Here is a questionnaire to help you make that decision. An educated decision is much better than an ignorant one, especially in this case:
Here is the official DEADPOOL trailer to give you a taste of the movie:
I thought this trailer was hilarious, and I fully expected to see a very obnoxious but somehow amusing ‘un’superhero in an extremely violent Marvel universe comic-book-style movie. I was not disappointed in the least. I LOVED this movie and had a great time.
The first time I heard of the Deadpool character, was a brief comment from my husband during ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ (2009).
Now that I know the Deadpool character better, this battle-sequence with Wolverine is so tragic and sad. He is but an empty shell, in comparison to his crazy-loopy self in his movie.
Deadpool is not for the mainstream, blockbuster audience member. I enjoy both mainstream movies, as well as the occasional off-color film that does not offend me. I love Ryan Reynolds Deadpool because he is a snarky fellow whose non-stop sarcastic commentary is my sense of humor. His unfiltered, uncensored and brutally honest insults are thoughts that many of us have – but are too intelligent or socially sensitive to mention. Ryan Reynolds is ideally cast as Deadpool and brings his sardonic and bitter anger-fueled comedy for our amusement. He ridicules the idiotic and protects those in need. His snide observations can be obscene, but he is never misogynistic. Most jerks offend everyone and are hideously disgusting towards women.
Many times, my husband checks in with Rotten Tomatoes, to see how movies are rated there:
The audience score of 96% is a pretty impressive score for Rotten Tomatoes. Some of the best movies this year, only scored a 90% like Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Ultimately, Deadpool is a true R-rated movie and should be respected for that. Children or people who cannot or do not appreciate black humor will not enjoy this movie and should not be encouraged to see it. Just in case you still are not sure if your child should see this, here is my Family Viewing Disclaimer (1/low – 5/high scale):
4 – NUDITY/SEX – Nudity in the strip club. No graphic sex.
4.5 – VIOLENCE – Superheroes can handle extraordinary levels of torture, pain and mutilation. Guns, swords, knifes and other items are used to cause damage, pain or death.
4 – PROFANITY – Around 84 F-words etc., 3 obscene hand gestures, 21 sexual references, 34 scatological terms, 19 anatomical terms, 8 mild obscenities, name-calling (crazy, weird, stupid, idiot, tool, hooker, mutants, douche-pool, douche, ugly mug, fugly mug, ugly cockroach, maggot), exclamations (shut-up, wow), 2 religious profanities, 9 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God, Oh God, God, Jesus, Jesus Christ, I Swear to God).