I don’t usually review movies anymore but thought I’d add my score to this one since imo it doesn’t deserve to be rated so low. All in all I really enjoyed OUaD, not as much as the original cut or the first movie, but for what it is, I certainly didn’t hate it.
Honestly, I kinda wish the “family friendly” promise was adhered to more closely, but the absence of the over-the-top violence and language didn’t really ruin the film for me.
What WAS a little bit of a bummer was the editing of the film. The editors presumably did their best with the time and money they had but there were some obvious moments that really could have been cleaned up better (and some of the storyline felt a little left out at times). Besides that, though, I felt like this was pretty well done.
I think the key to enjoying this film is accepting it for what it is, not what it isn’t. No, not quite as good as the original cut, but still a heck of a lot of fun
In the end, the whole clean-up project is as shrug-worthy as most of the "Unrated Director's Cut!" edits that go the other direction on home video, promising more nudity and gore but changing little of consequence.
Once Upon a Deadpool doesn’t offer nearly enough new gags to justify its cheeky family-cut re-release. Sure, the bits they add are great – Fred Savage’s hostage situation with Deadpool should have been a cool third of the film – but in the end, it’s a retread as limp as one of Wade Wilson’s re-growing limbs.
Deadpool 2 was fine and fun enough on its first watch, but this was straight-up a chore to sit through. The Fred Savage cutaways have their moments, but without the over-the-top gore and R-rated banter, this just feels awkward and bland. The post-credits tribute to Stan Lee is great though, maybe YouTube that in a few months...
Basically it's a PG-13 Deadpool 2 but with additional scenes starring Deadpool and Fred Savage. There were a few moments that I laughed. I think that's because Ryan Reynolds and Fred Savage are great together and make some funny jokes but overall this movie was a massive disappointment. Don't waste your time watching this film like I did.
The existence of this cut is a joke in itself, but it stops being funny when you actually watch it. The movie is filled with jokes about how it's PG, baby-proof and fun for the whole family, which will tease any child actually watching it into seeing the R rated cut at some point, with or without permission. It's basically just a PG trailer for an R film, and if you seriously think your kids need that, I can't help you.
As for adults, even the most Deadpool-starved among you will be bored by this low-effort gag reel.