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Deadpool also known as ““X-Men Origins: Deadpool,” “Dedpul”

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity.

Reviewed by: Raphael Vera

Extremely Offensive
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Superhero Sci-Fi Action Adventure Fantasy IMAX
1 hr. 46 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
February 12, 2016 (wide—3,558 theaters)
DVD: May 10, 2016
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Relevant Issues
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motivated by desire for revenge

foul-mouthed antihero / being everything a superhero should NOT be

LUST—What does the Bible say about it? Answer



FILM VIOLENCE—How does viewing violence in movies affect families? Answer

“VOTING” FOR BAD MOVIES—Every time you buy a movie ticket or rent a video you are casting a vote telling Hollywood “That’s what I want.” Why does Hollywood continue to promote immoral programming? Are YOU part of the problem? Answer

CELEBRITIES’ VIEWS—What do “Hollywood” celebrities believe about spiritual issues? Find out

HOLLYWOOD DISCONNECT—Why is there a disconnect between “Hollywood” and the rest of America? Answer

CHANGE HOLLYWOOD—What is being done to change the values of “Hollywood”? Answer

Featuring: Ryan ReynoldsWade Wilson / Deadpool
Morena Baccarin … Vanessa Carlysle / Copycat
Gina Carano … Angel Dust
T.J. Miller … Weasel
Ed Skrein … Ajax
Stefan Kapicic … Colossus (voice)
Rachel Sheen … Weasel’s Wife
Brianna Hildebrand … Ellie Phimister / Negasonic Teenage Warhead
Stan Lee … Strip Club DJ
Taylor Hickson … Meghan Orlovsky
Jed Rees … The Recruiter
Leslie Uggams … Blind Al
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Director: Tim Miller
Producer: Marvel Enterprises
TSG Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), a dishonorably discharged special forces operative, is now a wise-cracking, mercenary for hire with seemingly no limits to the type of jobs he will take and execute, all of which are accompanied by his twisted, sick and perverse style of humor. These are the extent of Wade’s good qualities. Wade finds a sympathetic partner in Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), who shares his sardonic view of life, but circumstances soon spiral out of control, forcing him to volunteer for an experiment that will turn him into Deadpool—essentially the same man, only with super human fighting abilities and a healing factor that can regenerate any part of him that is injured or destroyed. This makes him near impossible to kill.

The experiment that left him more than human also left him horribly scarred and disfigured, so the film kicks off with him already as Deadpool, bent on a mission of revenge. This is not a tale of redemption, nor does it recognize that “with great power, comes great responsibility” (Spider-Man), and, in fact, Deadpool himself says on more than one occasion, “I am not a hero,” and in this he is dead right.

A comic-book based film that doesn’t fit in with any of the others, yet released in the genre by Marvel, “Deadpool” is a crass, vulgar, exploitive movie that appeals to the sordid nature in all of us and will, most probably, be enormously popular among certain demographics. I urge you not to fall into the media hype, as there are matters to consider before deciding to see this.

Objectionable Content

The “R” (Restricted) rating given to “Deadpool” has been pushed to its maximum limits in every category.

Violence: Extreme. Deadpool is armed with guns and swords, so the men that oppose him are frequently impaled, limbs cut off (including decapitations), shot in the head, choked, necks broken, burned alive, dragged to death, smashed by cars and debris, and blown up. Blood is seen throughout the movie. The gore that is oft-times shown can be found in horror films and includes extended scenes of torture, asphyxiation, burning, and, in one so called ‘comical’ scene, Deadpool saws off his own hand. Apparently, some countries that normally censor films before distribution decided prudently not to even make the attempt and will not be releasing the movie.

Language: Extreme. The machine gun like delivery of expletives is fast and furious, only taking breaks during heavy action, or if there is little to no dialog heard, and includes the following curses: f* (65+ including 12 mother-f*****), sh**(36), bs (2), as* (7), as*h*** (3), bit** (2), bj (3), and the n-word at least once during some of the songs playing in the background, which contain even more cursing. Deadpool repeatedly refers to masturbation and various euphemisms for male genitalia, homosexual and various perverse sex acts.

More importantly, the Lord’s name is taken in vain several times, OMG (1), God (3), God-d*** (1), Jesus (1), Jesus Christ (2), plus hell (3) and damn (2). The count above is the minimum that was heard and, including songs, is in actuality probably higher but is enough to provide a guide.

Sex/Nudity: Extreme. Vanessa is dressed in both underwear and in a dominatrix outfit, and nude during an extended sex scene between her and Wade before his transformation, Wade’s backside is shown as well as side nudity of him during his torture. Full frontal nudity is seen of both women in a strip club and of Wade. The fact that his genitalia is most likely computer generated does not lessen that fact that it is very visible three times during a battle. Crotch and rears are focused on several times, including when Deadpool is shot right up the rectum.


Speech. Both before and after he becomes Deadpool, Wade curses without caution or much thought. All of us were once like this, speaking our mind without any consideration of others, but eventually childhood comes to an end. The Word of God warns us about what this really says about us and why we should speak to others kindly.

“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” Luke 6:45

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29

Immorality. Dismissed from special forces, Wade became ‘muscle for hire’ and always felt free to threaten and steal from men that have done nothing to him, as shown early in the film. He does not hesitate to involve himself in nefarious schemes, and the only thing we don’t see him do is falsely testify against another. Still, the Word of God is clear that Jesus wants us to leave that aberrant nature behind, because, while a Holy God has always loved us, he hates sin.

“Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.” Colossians 3:5

“There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.” Proverbs 6:16-19

Redemption. The X-Man Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) attempts to draw Deadpool to the side of ‘good’ with an offer to join the heroic X-Men, which Deadpool rejects, and a plea to be merciful to an enemy is also emphatically rejected by Deadpool. Our God is indeed a God of second chances, but the Bible warns us that if we continue to chose the path away from him, he grants us our wish, to our own shame.

“For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.” Romans 1:21

“Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice.” Romans 1:29

The majority of the recent comic-book adaptions to film have been positive ones, but the new trend towards the anti-hero has reached a low with “Deadpool.” Sometimes quirky, but mostly effective, CGI affects aside, the few and far between genuinely humorous moments are enveloped within such a morass of perverseness and obscenity that it should kill the enjoyment from any thinking adult, let alone Christians, who should be heeding the Spirit inside us and avoiding “Deadpool,” as well as films like it yet to come. Why miss the film everyone will be talking about? The reason is simple:

“…that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.” Philippians 2:15

Violence: Extreme / Profanity: Extreme / Sex/Nudity: Extreme

“VOTING” FOR BAD MOVIES—Every time you buy a movie ticket or rent a video you are casting a vote telling Hollywood “That’s what I want.” Why does Hollywood continue to promote immoral programming? Are YOU part of the problem? Answer

What are goodness and righteousness?

See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.

Viewer CommentsSend your comments
Comments below:
Positive—“Deadpool” stayed true to the sorce material. It wasn’t ment for kids. It was ment for the fans that read the comics. Witch ranges from ages 17+ I hate that everyone keeps dissing this movie. It’s just like “Pulp Fiction” and “The Terminator.” Those movies are iconic, and everyone has pretty much heard if them. Just because a movie is full of offencive “FICTIONAL” humor dosnt automaticle mean a Christian can’t watch it. Kids shouldn't, but adults, by all means. I mean the R rated power ranger YouTube movie was awesome.

As a Power Ranger fan I was happy to get an over the top dark serious power ranger movie. So my point it isn’t the movie that seperates us from god It’s the choices we make in life. And movies do not influence us negatively. It’s just “FUCTIONAL” entertainment, but this is just coming from a die hard comic/movie nerd
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality:
—Kenny, age 20 (USA)
Negative—This movie was something I was hoping for, but I came out disappointed. Marvel is going a new low with this movie. I known they are trying to be different from other Marvel movies by going raunchy and R-rated, but this movie really crossed the line, and I do not appreciate that. I wish that when they make the sequel that they would tone it down or maybe get rid of it completely. I hope that other superhero movies will not follow this route.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 3
—Chris James, age 24 (USA)
Movie Critics

… Bad. Really bad. …dives to the level of its hard-core rating in the first 10 minutes and keeps drilling down from there. …
—Paul Asay, Plugged In

…Please, do not let your children go to this disgusting superhero movie!… an abhorrent, offensive, unsatisfying movie… comic book filth… extolling lawlessness, murder and all other forms of debauchery… lying, deception, kidnapping and murder encouraged, and disrespect for the elderly and the blind…
—Ted Baehr, Movieguide

…raunchy, violent… There’s not much more to the story of Deadpool, the latest Marvel film, which is defined mainly by a salacious, foul-mouthed jokiness…
—Christian Hamaker, Crosswalk

…Trash-talking superhero ‘Deadpool’ belongs in the comic-book dumpster… there are more differences among Adam Sandler movies than there are among these jokes… [1½/4]
—Kyle Smith, New York Post

…Ryan Reynolds can’t save the day in low-grade ‘X-Men’ movie… Knowing winks and intentionally “sick” humor can’t improve this D-grade “X-Men” flick. Self-amused and irritating. …
—Rafer Guzmán, Long Island Newsday

…Sarcastic superhero can't quite save the day… Given that he jokes about everything (including sex, death, blindness and terminal illness), it is too much of a leap to accept that he could ever be heartbroken. …
—Geoffrey Macnab, Independent [UK]

…violent to point of sadism, explicit both visually and in terms of language. A potty-mouthed splatterfest… designed to make “Deadpool” appeal to the cynical, rebellious 14-year-old in everyone. Whether you want to unleash that 14-year-old? …that's up to you.
—Bob Mondello, NPR

…Reynolds exudes a pansexual appeal, at once hyper-masculine and ever so slightly homoerotic. …
—Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post

…DO NOT TAKE YOUR KIDS TO THIS MOVIE. Don’t even think about it. …
—Sam Machkovech, ArsTechnica

…hyperviolence goes too far…
—Ethan Sacks, New York Daily News

…surprising amount of nudity, raw sex jokes and nonstop underlined and boldfaced racy dialogue…
—Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

…faithful but not particularly funny… the whole affair feels half-baked, from Deadpool’s tepid wisecracks and pop-culture references, to the villains…
—Matt Singer, Screencrush

…“Deadpool” fails to live up to the potential of its beloved source material, subverting its own agenda by becoming a remarkably generic, by-the-numbers man-in-tights flick. …to say the piece is lacking in depth would be an understatement… Half the jokes just don’t land, and they’re the kind of faux-edgy you hear on an open mic night when someone’s trying to get attention. In 1995. …[2/4]
—Brian Tallerico,

…Fans of superhero movies increasingly have no standards and “Deadpool” is proof of that. …
—Tony Norman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

…Average Marvel flick buried in relentless (but funny) crudity… two hours of nihilistic violence and raunchiness is about 90 minutes more than I would have liked…
—John Nolte, Breitbart

…Self-consciously silly superhero stupidity…
—Philip Brown, High-Def Digest

Comments from non-viewers
Negative—First off let me say this: I am 21 years old, have struggled with a pornography addiction since I was 14, am just beginning to recover from an addiction to marijuana that began almost 3 years ago, and I JUST FULLY DEDICATED MY LIFE TO CHRIST (I grew up in church) over the course of the past few months. That being said, I WILL NOT SEE THIS MOVIE. As Christians, we have to see through Hollywood’s agenda to pollute the minds of young people. I was set on sneaking my 16-year old sister to see this film with me (she’s a comic book fan), but GOD STEPPED IN and prevented that from happening by His grace. God revealed to me how evil this movie is by His grace.

EVERYONE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THIS MOVIE, but as young Christian men and women we have to stand firm and strong in our faith amongst a world that hates Jesus Christ. Not only does this film upset me as a Christian, but it upsets me as a movie-goer.

Breaking the fourth wall is certainly not new to cinema, but it seems like this film took it overboard and tried to pass that off for humor. Roger Ebert’s Web site only gave the film 2 stars. I’m sure if I saw the movie, I’d get caught up in my flesh and find ways to justify it’s existence. For that reason, I WILL NOT SEE THIS MOVIE! If you do want to see a movie, I would recommend “The Revenant.” It’s very emotionally intense, but it at least promotes the message that vengeance is not in our hands. REVENGE IS GOD’S, AND GOD’S ALONE!
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 2½
—Michael Wilson, age 21 (USA)
Negative—I haven’t seen this movie, but I don’t need to. This movie has very bad content in it. As what was proven with “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Just because it’s from Marvel doesn’t mean there isn’t major blasphemy in it. Don’t go to this movie, so we can send a message to Hollywood that we won’t take anymore of this garbage that dishonors God.
—Alex Johnson, age 24 (USA)
—I don’t need to see this movie to know that it’s not fit to see. Hollywood comes out with movies, and they know that kids wants to see them, so they put foul language in them, dishonor God, and use sexual content. I refuse to see any of these movies, and if I do go to a movie that uses the Lord’s name in vain, I will get up, walk out, and get my money back. Enough, I had enough; we need to send a clear message to Hollywood!
My Ratings: Moral rating: / Moviemaking quality:
—Patty Hardy, age 56 (USA)

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