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Once Upon a Deadpool [2018] (2 discs)

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Director:David Leitch
Writer:Paul Wernick
Rhett Reese
Ryan Reynolds
Composer:Tyler Bates
Length:117 minutes
(1 hour 57 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Graphic Novel
IMDB Rating:7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:83%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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  • Dark Comedy
  • Sci-Fi
  • Comedy
  • Romance
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Synopsis: Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), kidnaps actor Fred Savage and force-tells him a story of how he brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.


Reaction: Even with the edits to make it PG-13, there's still plenty of stuff here to keep it from being particularly family friendly, but the action is well done and the humor works quite well.


Personal Rating: 8/10

Select Cast and Crew
David Leitch => Director
Paul Wernick => Writer / News Cameraman
Rhett Reese => Writer / News Helicopter Pilot
Ryan Reynolds => Writer / Wade Wilson / Deadpool / Voice of Juggernaut
Tyler Bates => Composer
Alan Tudyk => Luke - Redneck #1
Alexandra Shipp => Storm  (uncredited)
Bill Skarsgård => Zeitgeist (as Bill Skarsgard)
Brad Pitt => Vanisher
Brianna Hildebrand => Negasonic Teenage Warhead
Eddie Marsan => Headmaster
Evan Peters => Quicksilver  (uncredited)
Fred Savage => Himself
Hayley Sales => Cable's Wife
Islie Hirvonen => Cable's Daughter
Jack Kesy => Black Tom
James McAvoy => Charles Xavier  (uncredited)
Josh Brolin => Cable
Julian Dennison => Firefist
Karan Soni => Dopinder
Kodi Smit-McPhee => Nightcrawler  (uncredited)
Leslie Uggams => Blind Al
Lewis Tan => Shatterstar
Matt Damon => Redneck #2 (as Dickie Greenleaf)
Michasha Armstrong => Swat Captain (School)
Mike Dopud => Prison Guard
Morena Baccarin => Vanessa
Nicholas Hoult => Beast  (uncredited)
Randal Reeder => Buck
Rob Delaney => Peter
Robert Maillet => Sluggo
Sala Baker => Older Firefist
Stefan Kapicic => Voice of Colossus  (voice)
T.J. Miller => Weasel
Terry Crews => Bedlam
Tye Sheridan => Cyclops  (uncredited)
Zazie Beetz => Domino

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Julian Dennison revealed on the storybook teaser geared towards New Zealand audiences, Once Upon a Deadpool has more than 20 minutes of new footage. However, as we've heard before, any new scenes that were conceived by Ryan Reynolds and franchise writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick only involved the framing device that features Deadpool reading his own story to a kidnapped adult Fred Savage, in a nod to his childhood role in The Princess Bride. But, for instance, there's a scene where the Merc with a Mouth addresses an old couple sitting on a bench and makes a reference to the sad opening sequence in Up. That's a scene not in the theatrical cut of Deadpool 2, but it is a deleted scene on the Blu-ray release.
  • In the post-credit-scene of the Christmas family friendly version Once upon a Deadpool, a tribute to Stan Lee is included, with his year of birth incorrectly stated to be 1923 when its actually the year before 1922.