Parents' Guide to

Once Upon a Deadpool

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Entertaining re-edited sequel tones down violence, language.

Movie PG-13 2018 116 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 30 parent reviews

age 12+
TOO GOOOD!!!! It is a great movie so funny and suitable for a 12 year old. The great thing is there is no nudity, f word or very gory scenes.The only thing watch out for violent scenes and a few mature themes but don’t worry if you are 12 and above.
age 12+

Might be better than the original.

As an adult, I love this version almost more than the regular version. There's so much additional humor and light-heartedness added. My 10 year old son LOVES this movie. That said, I bought it on Prime Video at first, and it accidentally gave me the standard version, and I wasn't really paying attention at first, and my kid had to see the first few minutes of the regular movie; and I feel terrible about it!! If your kids can handle Avenger Endgame or Infinity War, they can definitely handle this. In my opinion. **I think the only way you can get this movie anymore is to buy the BluRay**

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (30):
Kids say (52):

Cynics might call it a blatant cash-grab, but this retooled, less graphic take on Deadpool 2 is a more accessible, still entertaining version of the sequel. Not only does it add the new Savage/Reynolds scenes, but there are also extra scenes with the sequel's cast. And $1 from each ticket sold during the movie's late 2018 theatrical release will go to the charitable organization Fudge Cancer (since, without his superpowers, Wade is dying of the disease). This cut tones down -- but definitely doesn't eliminate -- the raunchy jokes and four-letter words, but Deadpool's trademark humor is still in full force, and the Princess Bride homage is funny enough to charm anyone familiar with Rob Reiner's family classic. (At one point, Deadpool narrates his and Vanessa's passionate kiss and then pauses meaningfully for Savage to object that kissing is gross, but of course the actor replies that he's now a grown man.)

There are also lots of self-deprecating jokes -- not only about Reynolds and his career and Canadian heritage, but also about the flaws and plot holes of Deadpool 2 (most of which Savage points out). It's those little extras that save the movie from feeling completely unnecessary. Plus, parents who weren't ready for their middle schoolers to see the R-rated cut are more likely to be able to enjoy this version with their kids, knowing that teens can still see the original when it's eventually appropriate. This film is kind of like the popular "young readers edition" versions of best-selling books such as Unbroken and The Boys in the Boat -- kids could just wait until they're mature enough to handle the original material, but the editing and extras offer families an option for younger, eager fans.

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