With Valentine’s Day creeping upon us, it means only one thing: It’s almost time for the Deadpool movie to be released in theaters. But should there be an edited version?
If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, check it out here and it’s the red band version for the maximum Deadpool effect.
Now that you’ve seen the trailer, you have a pretty good idea of what the Deadpool movie is like. Then you also know why it has received an “R” rating. Apparently, Deadpool has gained a following with a younger demographic which has sparked this discussion.
The discussion is if Deadpool should be released as PG-13 instead of an R-rating. Host of Beyond The Trailer Grace Randolph has seemingly become the spokesperson for the PG-13 rated version. She bases her argument on a letter written by an 8-year old boy who asked his mother to take him to see Deadpool.
For those who don’t want to sit and watch the 5 and a half minute video, let me break it down for you. She started a petition for a PG-13 rated version of Deadpool to be released. As of right now, her petition has almost 4,000 signatures and her goal is 5,000 signatures but it’s unclear if 20th Century Fox has even seen the petition.
The rating has really sparked a humongous debate between the fandom side and the parent side. Clearly the fandom side is defending that there should only be an “R” rating and Deadpool is not made for kids to watch. The parental side believes there should be an R-rated version and a PG-13 rated version because younger kids like Deadpool as a superhero.
There are some pros and cons to each side of the argument, so I pose the question to you. Do you agree with the parental side who wants a PG-13 rating or the fandom side who wants to keep the R-rating?