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Once Upon A Deadpool               review by Bobby Blakey

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Easily one of the most anticipated films of the year was the follow-up to the surprise mega-hit Deadpool. The next chapter aptly titled Deadpool 2 featured the return of the original cast including Ryan Reynolds, TJ Miller, Morena Baccarin, Briana Hildebrand and Karan Soni as well as the latest additions Josh Brolin and Zazie Beetz with Atomic Blonde and John Wick director David Letich at the helm.

​The official description for Deadpool 2 claims the film follows a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) who struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste after surviving a near fatal bovine attack. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor - finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World's Best Lover.

After its successful run fans have been eagerly awaiting news for the next chapter of Deadpool or the X-Force film, but were surprisingly hit with something else entirely. After some strange trailers and promotions announcing a new film it was revealed that they were releasing essentially an all-new cut of Deadpool 2 during the holidays with Once Upon A Deadpool featuring the addition of Fred Savage playing himself as Deadpool reads him the story of the film but this time edited down to a PG-13 rating. At this point I have already reviewed Deadpool 2 upon its original release (You can check it out here) so let’s focus just on the changes that this one offers up.

In regards to the PG-13 rating it really doesn’t water the down too much. Honestly it just tones down the graphic nature of the violence and the profanity. The real difference outside of the movie is the additional scenes that are all great, but sadly just not enough of them. They smartly shot new sequences to add a few new things and the banter between Savage and Deadpool is great, but only amounts to very little time in the film and not a whole lot more. I was hoping there was going to be a lot more of the fun injected throughout, but alas it is only a small amount. This doesn’t make it any less hilarious fun I just think my greedy side was hoping for more.

This is a fun new way to see the film and I recommend it for not only just to see more fun ways to check out the film, but for the reason this new chapter really exists in the first place. One dollar of every ticket sold in the United States from December 12-24, 2018 will be donated to F Cancer, who have graciously changed their name to Fudge Cancer to be more PG-13 friendly for the 12 days of ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL'S release so be sure to check it out before time runs out.

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