brian-mcgee - November 20, 2018
It's difficult for a mind as cynical as mine to see Once Upon a Deadpool as anything more than Disney attempting to see if there's an audience for a PG-13 Deadpool film, but with a portion of the proceeds going to charity, you've got to hand it to the Mouse House... They really do make you feel bad for attempting to hate them.
I suppose this is also a chance for terrible parents to look like slightly less terrible parents by taking their kids to see this rather than the hardcore R-rated version. Those people exist and if you saw Deadpool or its sequel in theaters, you know this all too well.
In fairness, you can't blame them for trying, and their partnership with F*ck Cancer to donate a dollar of each ticket sold presents a problem to all of us wanting to criticize them. Reynolds himself had this to say...
"Fox has been asking for a PG-13 basically since the start in 2006," Reynolds explained in a recent interview with Deadline. "I've said no since 2006. Now, this one time, I said 'Yes' on two conditions. First, a portion of the proceeds had to go to charity. Second, I wanted to kidnap Fred Savage. The second condition took some explaining..."
Once Upon a Deadpool will only be playing for 12 days, from December 12-24, so plan accordingly.