My kids love supeheroes…like every other child living in America, of course. Our house is filled with superhero books, action figures and pretend costumes.
Just within the last year they’ve been to the theater to see Black Panther, Thor Ragnarok, Avengers Infinity War and Justice League. Honestly if there has been a new superhero movie to hit the theater, they’ve probably been.
But Deadpool 2 is not going to be one of them.
When I’m trying to decide if a movie will be OK for my son to watch, I want someone to just give me the nitty gritty details – what exactly is in it? So here is what people are saying this R rated film is full of:
- The word f*ck in just about every sentence.
- A LOT of graphic violence, much of which is close-up and very gory and gross.
- A decapitation that shows brains splattering.
- Sexual references.
- A sex montage.
- Crass sexual humor.
- Large amount of blood and guts.
- A flash of a baby’s genitals.
- A scene in a strip club with naked women.
- Drinking and drugs.
All in all, I think we can agree none of those things even in small, quick doses are OK for children… and from everyone who has seen this film, they are hardly quick. This movie is FULL of everything we try to keep our kids from seeing and hearing.
Even Ryan Reynolds himself said so:
“My movie comes out in a few days and I know that some of you have kids who are just dying to see it. So, parent to parent (Yes, I have a kid. Read a comic.) Please don’t take your underage children to see my movie. It’s not appropriate for them, so go yourselves and enjoy.”
The consensus I’m seeing among parents is that your child should be at least 15 years old before seeing this movie. Like all things in parenting, you know your kids and what they can handle so ultimately you will make the right choice. Just keep the young ones out of there until they’re older.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.