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Not recommended under 13 due to violence, coarse language, sexual references and adult themes.
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|Children under 13||Not recommended due to violence, coarse language and adult themes.|
|Children over the age of 13||Ok for this age group.|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines.
|Name of movie:||Once Upon a Deadpool|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mature themes, action violence, sexual references and coarse language.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Once Upon a Deadpool is a cut and edited version of the film Deadpool 2 which was released earlier in 2018. It was intended as a way to reach wider and younger audiences, with much of the gore, explicit language and darker adult themes removed. The film follows wise-cracking and irreverent anti-superhero Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) as he tries to protect the out of control teenage mutant Russel Collins ‘Firefist’ (Julian Dennison) from Cable (Josh Brolin) a superior time-travelling soldier who has come from the future to avenge the death of his wife and child. Russel has escaped from the mutant orphanage where he alleges that he has been subjected to institutional abuse from the orphanage staff. Deadpool realises that he is going to need help in keeping Cable away from Russel and puts together a team of superheroes and mutants to help rescue him. Together they must save Russel and convince the boy not to use his anger for destructive and evil purposes. In a surreal but very funny twist on the original film, Deadpool himself narrates the story, reading it from a story book to the now adult actor Fred Savage whom he has kidnapped and strapped to the bed, forcing him to re-create his part in the 1987 classic film The Princess Bride.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Superheroes and superpowers; family; humour; suicide; loss of a spouse; institutional child abuse.
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
There is very frequent violence in this movie including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of five, including the following:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references, innuendo and toilet humour in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is frequent coarse language in this movie, including:
Once Upon a Deadpool is a very silly, irreverent and occasionally hilarious film that thoroughly makes fun of itself and the whole superhero genre. Although it has been edited from the more explicit version to cater for a younger audience, there is still a lot of violence and a lot of coarse language so it is not suitable for younger children or tweens.
The main messages from this movie are to protect your family and to value your friendships.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as.
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