I’m going to let my geek flag fly for a moment so please forgive me.
I was so excited for the start of the Deadpool movie. I convinced Jon to take me the first night it opened. He wasn’t exactly thrilled although I think Deadpool’s sense of humor won him over in the end.
It. Was. Great. Everything I’d hoped for and more.
Ceili Fey really wants to see Deadpool. Jon is vehemently “no” but I’m a little on the fence. Honestly, it was more the violence and gore than the sex and dirty jokes. After all, she’s frequently come home and asked me what something she heard at school means and it’s usually something I had no knowledge of at her age. No, for me, it’s truly the violence and gore. At least at her age. We – and by “we” I mean, we as a family – don’t watch movies that have violence and gore in them. Hell, it’s only been the last couple months that we allowed our oldest to watch a horror movie (Stephen King’s It, in case you were wondering) so I’m just not sure I’m ready to make her ready for such a thing. Maybe I’ll change my mind in several months, who knows?
Much to her dismay, she won’t be seeing it in theater. Frankly, none of the others will be viewing until they’re at least 13. It’s just not for kids. Yes, I know that it’s a personal parental decision, blah blah blah, whatever. I absolutely maintain my stance.
In case you’re not sure, here’s a great article pointing out reasons why it’s not a good idea to take your kids to see Deadpool. Also, it seems that Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) himself doesn’t want kids going.
But, hey, what does he know? 😉